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What We Need to Know about Freezing Food

Posted on 25th Jan 2018

All throughout the year, consumers regularly toss leftover food in the freezer, planning to reheat and enjoy them later. But freezing leftovers may not always be safe. In fact, it can be hazardous, for both consumers and those in the foodservice industry serving hundreds if not thousands of people. To better understand the finer points, as he calls them, about freezing food, we … read more
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Cold Food Storage Tips

Posted on 19th Dec 2017

Food safety is at the top of every restaurateurs mind. One of the first places to start to ensure the food served to guests meets all health and safety standards is the fridge—or more specifically the refrigerator and the freezer. Far too many people believe that once a food item has been packed away and stored in the freezer, it’s safe to use days or even weeks later. That may not a … read more
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Will “Antibiotic Use” Be the Next Food Label Category?

Posted on 8th Dec 2017

Most of us know that food labels are becoming more and more important to consumers. According to a survey published by the Food and Drug Administration in 2016, nearly 60 percent of U.S. adults in the country say they read food labels “always” or “most of the time” before making a food product selection. It’s a reflection of how many Americans are becoming much more concerned a … read more
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CMC Group’s DayMark Division Becomes SQF Level 3 Certified

Posted on 1st Dec 2017

After creating quality labeling solutions for food and beverage manufacturers for more than 35 years, DayMark has taken its commitment to safety to the next level. CMC Group, Inc./DayMark Safety Systems is now SQF (Safe Quality Food) Level 3 certified (Certificate No. 16114) as a manufacturer of printed labels and shrink sleeves for the food packaging industry. SQF Level 3 is a GFSI … read more
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Does Freezing Food Kill Bacteria?

Posted on 1st Dec 2017

Many consumers, as well as professionals in the food service industry, believe that freezing food (for instance, leftovers or food items not used or served in a restaurant) will kill off germs and bacteria. Plus, some believe that food can stay in the freezer virtually indefinitely, although the taste and texture of the food may deteriorate over time, mainly due to ice crystal damage … read more
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Giving Athletes the “Fuel” They Need to Succeed

Posted on 16th Nov 2017

The Commonwealth Games are an ongoing sporting event made up of teams representing many of the countries that were once part of the British Empire. About ten years ago, Damian O'Kelly, who was then studying nutrition at a leading university in England, was working with athletes training for their big events at the Games. Because his job was to make sure his athletes were gettin … read more
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Before You Tank Up, Look at the Food You Eat

Posted on 9th Nov 2017

The numbers are in. In 2008, there were approximately 46 million people in the U.S. who indicated they had been running or jogging on a regular basis throughout the year. With only a couple of exceptions, those numbers have been going up every year since then, and by spring 2017, more than 65 million people now say they run or jog on a regular basis throughout the year. Peop … read more
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Selecting the Right Menu Recipe System is Just Good Business

Posted on 3rd Nov 2017

With just a couple of clicks through its website, customers of Esquires Coffee, a Canadian coffeehouse franchisor, can find a breakdown of menu ingredients, allergens, and nutritional information in an easy-to-read format. The benefit of providing such data? Very simply, “It’s good for business,” says Aiden Keegan, the company’s national operations manager. “Eighty-seven percen … read more
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What We Need to Know About Norovirus

Posted on 27th Oct 2017

Norovirus is often called—incorrectly—the cruise ship disease. It is actually very rare that someone comes down with norovirus on a cruise ship; the risk is far greater in a school, day care center, office building, restaurant, nursing home, and even a medical facility. This is just one of the many fallacies about norovirus. The following is designed to clear up some misconc … read more
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First Aid Kits: What We Need to Know

Posted on 20th Oct 2017

Building managers as well as cleaning contractors are legally responsible for ensuring first aid supplies are available for their staff.* This is just one of many things managers and contractors may not be aware of regarding first aid kits, according to Duane Carey, a thirty-year cleaning industry veteran now heading DayMark Safety Systems’ entry into the professional cleaning i … read more
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