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NOROVIRUS: Facts You Must Know

NOROVIRUS:  Facts You Must Know

Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause the “stomach flu,” or gastroenteritis. Viruses are very different from bacteria and parasites, some of which can cause illnesses similar to norovirus…

Food Industry and the Parasite

Food Industry and the Parasite

The protozoan Giardia causes the diarrheal disease called giardiasis. Giardia species exist as free-swimming (by means of flagella) trophozoites, and as egg-shaped cysts. It is the cystic stage, which facilitates…

Don’t Wash The Cantaloupe – Throw It Away

Don’t Wash The Cantaloupe – Throw It Away

 If you have bought a cantaloupe that has been grown by Jensen Farms, and distributed by Frontera, the FDA is now asking that instead of trying to wash away any…

LISTERIA CAN BE PRESENT IN YOUR RESTAURANT

LISTERIA CAN BE PRESENT IN YOUR RESTAURANT

What is Listeriosis?   Listeriosis is a foodborne illness usually caused by eating food that is infected with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.  Listeria monocytogenes is the infectious agent responsible for the…

SALMONELLA AND THE FOOD INDUSTRY

SALMONELLA AND THE FOOD INDUSTRY

    SALMONELLA CAUSES 400 DEATHS Salmonellosis is a disease caused by bacteria commonly known as Salmonella.  Salmonella live in the intestinal tracts of humans and other animals.  Salmonella are…

HOW TO USE FAT TOM TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

HOW TO USE FAT TOM TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

As a restaurateur or food handler you can become inundated with the amount of information available on foodborne illnesses alone.  If you are in the restaurant business it is your…

Temperature Chart For Cooking Proteins

Temperature Chart For Cooking Proteins

Avoid Foodborne Illnesses Restaurant owners and managers must know safe-cooking temperatures for any product you serve. Your customers depend on you to cook their food safely to avoid risk of…

FATTOM & Foodborne Illness

FATTOM & Foodborne Illness

Foodborne Illness From Professional Kitchens A recent study by The University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute, found that Complex or Multi-ingredient dishes often prepared in restaurants or food service establishments…

Restaurant Ill Worker Policy

Restaurant Ill Worker Policy

Do you have a Restaurant Ill Worker Policy at your restaurant? If an employee comes to work sick, do you allow them to work? A recent study, focused on the…

Food Safety Is Your World!

Food Safety Is Your World!

As of April 15, 2011, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) based in Atlanta, Georgia, estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick,…