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How Food Service Can Help Keep Children with Allergies Safe

Posted on 19th Feb 2019

According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), about 15 million people in the U.S. have food allergies, including nearly six million children under the age of 18. Further, 30% of these children are allergic to more than one food. For instance, they may have allergic reactions to peanuts, but may also be allergic to eggs or soy. However, there is something else everyone in t … read more
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Floating on a Cloud in the Food Service Industry

Posted on 7th Feb 2019

Cloud computing is making significant inroads into the food service industry, and given the impact it is having, it may very well distinguish the winners from the runners-up. The more those in the industry know about cloud computing, the better able they will be to take advantage of all the benefits it has to offer. What is cloud computing? Whenever someone uses an online service t … read more
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Norovirus and How to Prevent it

Posted on 31st Jan 2019

While many people associate norovirus with cruise ships, most people become sick with norovirus on land. Often, these outbreaks occur in schools, day care centers, retirement communities, nursing homes and military installations. Further, many of these outbreaks are the result of food processing and preparation in restaurants, hotels, school cafeterias and scores of other comme … read more
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Why a First Aid Kit Should be in Every Janitor Closet

Posted on 25th Jan 2019

Open the door of most any janitor closet, and you are likely to see cleaning solutions, vacuum cleaners, mops and buckets, floor machines and sprayers. What you are much less likely to see—but should see—is a first aid kit. Cleaning can be a dangerous occupation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, cleaning workers suffered about 50,000 injuries requiring one or mor … read more
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Making Bodily Fluid Spill Cleanup More Effective and More Manageable

Posted on 10th Dec 2018

During the winter season, more people, especially children, come down with illnesses such as norovirus. This can cause them to get sick with a vomit or diarrhea event while in school or a public place. When this happens, pathogens such as norovirus are introduced to the environment and can cause others to become sick as well. And when someone gets sick in a school or commercial … read more
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Making First Aid Kits Fast and Easy to Access

Posted on 7th Dec 2018

Finding a first aid kit empty is not an uncommon experience. Administrators in all types of facilities should make it easy to locate first aid kits when an emergency arises. But all too often when they do, the supplies have gone missing and have not been restocked. The result is that time is wasted, which could be better served treating the injured worker. This circumstance can … read more
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Yelp Joins Forces With Restaurant Inspectors to Protect Your Health

Posted on 20th Nov 2018

According to data provided by the city of Chicago, more than 7,300 restaurants are operating in the city. Using the Food Inspections area on the Chicago Data Portal, visitors can find when these restaurants were last inspected . . . or can they? I looked to see if there was an inspection report for RL, one of the most popular restaurants in town. Using the search term "RL," the … read more
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A Closer Look at Food Allergies

Posted on 15th Nov 2018

Most food allergies develop in children around six years of age, according to Dr. Clifford W. Bassett, a New York City doctor who specializes in the evaluation and management of allergic disorders affecting children and adults. As many as 7 percent of American children have some allergy to food or ingredients in food. However, most outgrow these food allergies. Only about 2 perc … read more
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Here's What You Need to Know Before Starting a Food Delivery Business

Posted on 18th Oct 2018

In an earlier blog, we mentioned that the market research organization NPD Group reported that, in the past five years, revenue from restaurant deliveries has jumped 20 percent and the overall number of food deliveries has increased by about 10 percent. Further, they found that the entire food delivery business is expanding. At one time, consumers ordered food deliveries just for di … read more
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Questions and Answers About Tamper-Evident Labels and Seals

Posted on 14th Sep 2018

Most of us are familiar with tamper-evident labels and seals. Things we use every day such as over-the-counter drugs, food items, packaging materials, cleaning solutions and laundry products now often have tamper-evident labels. While some manufacturers apply tamper-evident labels to their products to ensure their safe use, many manufacturers are now required to have these labels an … read more
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