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7 Food Safety Tips to Reassure Post-Pandemic Consumers

By Rachel Morgan October 9, 2020 No comments

Consumer behavior experts agree that consumers will continue to be cleanliness-conscious well after the pandemic. To accommodate this new consumer concern, the foodservice industry is being proactive in updating and reinforcing their existing food safety policies and procedures. These food safety practices have been in effect long before the pandemic, however with more consumers focused on health and safety, restaurants are re-evaluating their policies and making their changes more visible.

Does Freezing Kill Bacteria?

By Rachel Morgan October 3, 2018 No comments

No, freezing meat and other items does not eliminate bacteria like E. coli or salmonella. In fact, freezing preserves bacteria in food that is already contaminated. This is a lesson that the food industry was reminded of in 2013 when an E. coli outbreak in frozen chicken quesadillas and other snacks sickened 24 people in 15 states.

How Restaurants Can Protect Customers with Food Allergies

By Dot It July 23, 2018 No comments

Over 15 million Americans suffer from food-related allergies, so it’s a good thing there are lots of resources for restaurant managers to make sure their kitchen is food allergy-friendly. Food allergy training for restaurants is required in Illinois, Michigan, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Virginia and in Montgomery County, Maryland, but they don’t have to do it alone: there are many accredited food allergy training programs for restaurants, easily found via state departments of public health.