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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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What Does "Fat-Free" Really Mean?

Posted on 5th Oct 2017

Many food manufacturers place claims on their food labels indicating their products are “fat-free,” a “good source of,” or just plain “healthy.” While the goal is to help consumers make faster and wiser food choices, many consumers are now asking what these claims really mean. To help consumers – along with food manufacturers and retailers – better understand these terms, we … read more
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Healthy Food Tips for Back to School Teens

Posted on 29th Sep 2017

Adolescence is a transitional period as teens become young adults. It’s also often a confusing time, especially when teens go back to school, filled with lots of emotional and physical changes. Adolescence is also when we have the highest recommended energy intake per day, with an average of 2,800 calories for males and 2,200 calories for females. To get teens through th … read more
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Things We Need to Know About Hazard Warning Signs

Posted on 21st Sep 2017

There’s a lot more to hazard warning signs, also called safety signs or wet floor signs , than many of us realize. For instance, there are specific guidelines as to the way they look as well as best practices as to where they are placed. As to the placement of warning signs, OSHA specifications state that safety signs are to be installed “wherever there are specific … read more
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If You Have a Food Allergy, Now You’ve Got a PAL

Posted on 15th Sep 2017

Throughout the food industry in the US, we are going to see more voluntary warnings, referred to as advisory statements, on food labels. This includes products found in food displays and grab-and-go food items. These labels are known as Precautionary Allergen Labels, PALs for short, and are designed to alert consumers that a food item may have had possible contact with a food allerge … read more
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DayMark Offers Some Advice on Reading Food Labels

Posted on 24th Aug 2017

Many of us find food labels to be confusing. Hopefully, this will be a thing of the past. Considerable progress has been made in recent years in food labeling to end food label confusion and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to make changes to food labels in 2018, with one of their goals being to make them easier to read and understand. But the food service … read more
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Could You Lose a Customer Over a Pickle? New Food Labeling Guidelines Help Educate Consumers

Posted on 17th Aug 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to issue new federal food labeling guidelines in 2018. In general, the guidelines, which may also be referred to as food and nutrition facts labels, will require any chain restaurant with 20 or more U.S. locations operating under the same business name, to include food labeling that shows nutritional information such as calories, fa … read more
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What Happened to the Food Labels?

Posted on 15th Aug 2017

Something mysterious has been happening at the University of Montana (UM) in Missoula. Nutrition facts labels, also known as food labels, have been slowly disappearing in the school cafeteria. While no one at the university said anything about it, the disappearing food labels finally caught the attention of reporters at the school newspaper, which ran a story on it in late April 2017 … read more
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Greg Fitchett Returns to CMC DayMark LTD as General Manager

Posted on 2nd Aug 2017

CMC DayMark LTD announced today that Greg Fitchett has returned to the company's operations in the UK and Europe as General Manager. In April, Mr. Fitchett had left CMC DayMark to investigate the opportunity to resurrect a UK-based distributor in the bakery industry. Previously, he spent 16 years with CMC DayMark building strong trading relationships with distributors in the foodservice indu … read more
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Grab-and-Go Food is Now Healthier; Now Let’s Keep Grab-and-Go Food Areas Clean and Healthy

Posted on 28th Jul 2017

Grab-and-go food is one of the fastest-growing segments of the food service industry. We now see grab-and-go food marketed in schools and colleges, hotels, convention centers, convenience stores, and office buildings. Reasons for this are many, but key is the fact that many grab-and-go food products are healthy, made using fresh, high-quality ingredients. Some items are also … read more
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