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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Putting Safety First in Foodservice

NATIONAL REPORT — Fifteen years ago, La Crosse, Wis.-based Kwik Trip Inc. had just begun to transform its foodservice offering from a roller grill-based program to a full-fledged initiative, which would eventually be honored as Convenience Store News’ Foodservice Innovator of the Year in 2015. From the onset, Kwik Trip CEO Don Zietlow pinpointed a…

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I’m too Busy to Wash my Hands!

This is part two of a four-part series on building a food safety culture in your establishment by Francine L. Shaw, president, Food Safety Training Solutions, Inc. Several years ago, I walked into a kitchen to conduct an audit. The head chef had five pairs of single-use gloves layered on his hands. When I questioned his behavior,…

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