Making Grab and Go the Perfect Way to Start a Student's Day

Posted on 20th Jul 2017

A few years back, Elkins Middle School, located in West Virginia, made a significant change in the way they served breakfast to its students. Instead of having students walk through long lines in the cafeteria, they can now select a grab and go breakfast which they can eat on the move and even in their classrooms. Elkins Middle is one of 100 schools in the state which now offers stud … read more
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Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents in Restaurant Kitchens

Posted on 14th Jul 2017

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) and as reported by EHS Today , slip and fall accidents are the number one cause of injuries in the hospitality industry. Looking at this statistic a bit closer, we find that most of these slip and fall accidents in restaurants do not occur in the dining room, but in the back-of-house, or the kitchen area. This … read more
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Spill Clean Up to Prevent the Spread of Norovirus

Posted on 13th Jul 2017

People getting sick in a restaurant is a fact of life for many establishments. Because we have to assume that the ill person may have norovirus, we have no choice but to know how to respond when this occurs and the proper actions to take to stop the spread of norovirus and prevent the situation from becoming more dangerous. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published … read more
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Turning Grab and Go into Gold

Posted on 7th Jul 2017

Depending on which studies you read, the grab and go (GNG) industry has been—and continues to be—a booming industry. According to Richard Macomb, a UK-based writer that follows grab and go trends, “it’s a booming sector fueling our busy lives.” The reason he gives for this rapid growth is that GNG has offered so much convenience and “convenience is king”. He also refers to gra … read more
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Seven Trends to Watch in the Food Labeling Industry

Posted on 30th Jun 2017

The food labeling industry is in the midst of several emerging trends. For the most part, new food labeling programs are being introduced to benefit food manufacturers, retailers marketing food products such as grab and go food items, the customers who purchase these products, and our environment. In fact, when it comes to grab and go food items, some would say that food label … read more
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Trends and Takeaways from NRA: Greater Interest in Evolving Technologies

Posted on 13th Jun 2017

With NRA in our rear-view mirror, operators are excited about what’s on the horizon. According to Jill Carte with DayMark Safety Systems, a leading manufacturer of food labeling technologies, one key takeaway she and others noticed was the growing interest in technology in the fields of nutrition analysis and HACCP compliance. There is also growing interest among operator … read more
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What Our New Certifications and Accreditations Mean to You

Posted on 28th Apr 2017

DayMark Safety Systems recently announced that our DissolveMark™ food labels have been reviewed and accredited by two leading, independent third-party testing laboratories. The DissolveMark labels are designed to dissolve in any temperature of water in less than 30 seconds, leaving no adhesive residue behind that could harbor harmful bacteria. Also, we were certified … read more
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China’s Effect on Vinyl Gloves and the Powdered Glove Ban

Posted on 12th Apr 2017

China has depended very heavily on coal to make itself the second-largest economy in the world, but it appears that this has cost the country likely more than it realizes in a variety of unfortunate ways. Not only is air pollution in China a health problem and a problem for the economy, but now it’s having a big impact on the cost of disposable vinyl gloves. China is a major pr … read more
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Grab-and-Go Food Is Part of the Millennial Generation

Posted on 5th Apr 2017

It appears that grab-and-go food has become very popular with the on-the-go millennial generation. Grab-and-go food (GNG) refers to pre-packaged, ready-to-eat food items often sold at a self-service refrigerator or something similar. At one time, a good thirty years ago, these items were often viewed as a “second class” food offering found at a gas station or quick stop store, but t … read more
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Reducing Food Waste on Campus

Posted on 22nd Mar 2017

Food waste can be defined as the disposing of wholesome food. And food waste in America is a very complicated issue, due in part to the sheer scale of the problem.For instance, as a nation, food waste statistics indicate we discard an estimated 130 billion pounds of food each year. This amounts to approximately $160 billion annually, the equivalent of $500 per person.This total also include … read more
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