Why Does It Seem Like Everyone Is Getting Sick from Salad?

Published August 2, 2018, on  |  by Brenna Houck and Dana Hatic  |  Francine Shaw, Contributor   Maybe salads aren’t a healthy option after all: Trader Joe’s salads and wraps, along with those from Kroger and Walgreens are the latest food products to get flagged by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for possible contamination by Cyclospora — a delicious little intestinal parasite….

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How Technology is Elevating Food Safety Practices & Protocols

Published July 19, 2018,  |  By Francine Shaw   Technology is elevating food safety practices and protocols and will help reduce or eliminate food safety incidents and outbreaks in the future. However, a major challenge will be getting food businesses to adopt these tech tools. Foodservice companies have been slower than other industries to…

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Food Safety: Back to Basics

I’ve spent most of my life in the foodservice industry, and things have changed dramatically since my early days in the business. Back then, we didn’t have single-use gloves in the restaurant, we wore our hair down, I hadn’t heard of Hepatitis A, E. Coli, Norovirus, Salmonellosis, or Shigellosis, nor would I for years to come. During my early days in the business, food-safety wasn’t even discussed.

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