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How Tech Could Fix the Food Safety Crisis

There’s no denying that foodborne illness outbreaks are on the rise. Recently, 6 million pounds of ground beef were recalled due to salmonella contamination. Last spring, there was a widespread romaine lettuce investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to E.coli—five people died. Multiple restaurants (including Panera and McDonald’s) experienced foodborne illness crises…

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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. Decades ago, we didn’t use single use gloves. Foodservice employees wore their hair down. We hadn’t heard of Hepatitis A, E.coli, Norovirus, Salmonellosis or Shigellosis. During my early days, food safety wasn’t even…

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Will the foodservice industry ever knock down it’s brick wall of denial?

Posted in Food Safety News by Francine L. Shaw October 5, 2018. Day after day, I watch the list of foodborne illness casualties accumulate.  As a food safety expert, I receive a ridiculous number of recall alerts and foodborne illness outbreak notices daily.  And I watch in amazement as the food service industry continues to be in denial…

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