Elevate Your Food Safety Culture to Survive the COVID Crisis and Future Ones

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A good first step is to elevate your food safety culture. How Food Safety Culture Has Changed. Food safety used to mean “what you do when no one is watching.” Now, understandably, everyone is watching to ensure safety protocols are being followed.

Food Safety Never Takes a Holiday 

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With the season of food and Thanksgiving when holiday food is at the forefront, what are defined standards and procedures that restaurants should keep top-of-mind to set the expectations regarding food handling and preparation during the holiday rush? With an influx of customers at peak dining times and an increase in the volume of prep work, some employees may feel pressure to sacrifice food safety for speed.


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Technology that Enables Automation Can Ensure Safety and Success

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Technology will be vital in the months – and years – ahead as the pandemic continues to change the conversation about food safety. Restaurants now must prioritize the overall safety of the restaurant environment, in addition to addressing food safety itself.

Tips to Maximize Safety and Mitigate Risks During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

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Most restaurants and food businesses have done a great job adjusting to the new COVID-19 protocols. And they’ve implemented these new COVID-19 protocols in addition to the food safety procedures that were already in place. Reiterate that safety is your priority.

Why Food Safety Is So Important Now (Podcast)

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Food safety is on the plate for this week's episode of The Main Course as host Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) Executive Editor Barbara Castiglia speaks with Francine Shaw , the CEO of Savvy Food Safety , about the need for proper food handling guidelines and employee education.

Food Safety Is Everyone’s Problem


It doesn’t matter whether you work in the front or the back of the house; food safety is everyone’s problem. Everyone, from the server to the busboy to the line cook, has to know basic food handling procedures. . Most food safety problems can be eliminated by doing the job properly. . Wash hands thoroughly and store food properly. Eliminate food stains and reduce the risk of contamination. . Take special care of storing ingredients and cooked food.

Safety First: Hygiene & Food Preparation


But they also need to be vigilant about the two sides of food safety: employee hygiene and food preparation. food operations managementIn the face of COVID-19, both restaurants and convenience stores have shifted their operations to support order and delivery services.

Electrical Hazards and Safety Checklist for Restaurants

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Even minor issues can become very expensive, so restaurants of all sizes should take electrical safety very seriously. Having malfunctioning equipment can be a major fire and safety hazard and should be taken very seriously. Restaurant fire safety.

Why Food Traceability Is So Important Now (Podcast)

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Measuring KPIs for Food Safety Success in Holiday Menu Items, Off-Premise Catering, LTOs, and Beyond

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Why Measure Food Safety Performance? Achieving food safety excellence should be a continual goal. Therefore, a restaurant's food safety goals should evolve along with these changes. For that reason, it's important for organizations to regularly evaluate their restaurants and processes to determine their most important food safety goals, measure them, and hold employees accountable for achieving those goals.

How to Improve Food Safety Culture


As you can see, it’s more important than ever for anyone who works with food to practice safe food handling techniques. The best way to encourage safe food handling in your restaurant is to create a culture that prioritizes food safety. What is Food Safety Culture? ‘Food safety culture’ describes when everyone in the company values food safety more than profits and sales. Form a Food Safety Committee.

7 Food Safety Mistakes You Might be Making


Food safety is something we all strive for in our restaurants. However, no two restaurants are identical and far too often, managers fall for classic traps and pitfalls when it comes to food safety. Restaurant Management

Food Delivery Safety & Your Restaurant

David Austin

6 Reasons to Switch to Digital Food Safety Logs and Checklists


Let’s take a look at how you can create your own culture of safety with the top 6 reasons you should’ve made the switch already!

Food Safety Practices in the Time of COVID-19

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Maybe the absolute last thing any restaurant wants to focus on are food safety regulations such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Maybe the absolute last thing any restaurant wants to focus on are food safety regulations such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). If you do not currently have a written food safety plan in place, or if your plan needs to be updated, use this time to do so.

COVID-19 Food Safety Standards Vol. 4: Chowly


Listen to "COVID-19 Food Safety Standards Vol. At the onset of the virus outbreak, Chowly quickly assessed their team to ensure safety and financial support in order to effectively operate and provide solutions to restauranteurs during this massive interruption. “I Click the link for more recovery and relief information for restaurant, hospitality and food service operators. 4: Chowly" on Spreaker.

Health & Safety Requirements for Restaurants [COVID-19]

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In the following post, we’ll be covering the state and provincial requirements for health and safety among restaurant workers—follow your jurisdiction’s laws to keep your team safe and healthy. Notes: All employees handling food should wear gloves. Employers may only ask for information that would directly affect the health and safety of the workplace—such as if they are displaying symptoms or have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The 5 Biggest Food Delivery Risks


The food delivery trend has exploded over the last several years and it shows no signs of slowing down. But getting started with food delivery for your restaurant isn’t just as simple as taking orders […]. The post The 5 Biggest Food Delivery Risks appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog. Restaurant Management Customer Data Customer Privacy Delivery Risks Food Delivery food safety Restaurant Delivery Risks

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How the Pandemic Has Forever Changed the Way We Eat

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With many restaurants closed for in-person dining on and off throughout the pandemic, the food service industry shifted to delivery and takeout as a business imperative. According to SEC filings, food delivery apps experienced tremendous growth in 2020 earning a combined $5.5

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Pizza is Essential: Employee Safety and Company Survival During the COVID Pandemic

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Surviving as a business was still a challenge, it came at a significant financial cost, and the potential costs of employee health and safety had to take a back seat to the health of the business. After a food order was handed off to a customer, new gloves were put on.

Why it is Critical for Restaurants to Implement the Right Restaurant Food Safety System   

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With the outbreak of COVID-19, consumers have become more aware of the importance of health, hygiene, and food safety which will play a huge role in how restaurants operate in the new normal. Tips on How To Implement the Right Restaurant Food Safety System .

Five Ways to Create a Safer Dining Experience and Workplace

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At Buffalo Wings & Rings, the health and safety of our guests and staff is our number one priority. Orders can be pre-paid so guests can pick up their food with limited interactions — we’ll even place them directly in drivers’ trunks or backseats if requested.

The Ultimate Food Safety Dictionary


Most people have a basic understanding of what food safety means (and what rules to follow), but if you work in the foodservice business you need more than a simple layman’s understanding. . You need to know everything there is to know about food safety, from how to store food to who is responsible to who to call for help. . Food Safety Dictionary of Terminologies. Chafing Dish – A kind of stove that uses indirect heat to warm food.

How Safety, Product, and Equipment Checklists Can Get Your Brand Standards in Check


Is my food fresh and safe? Put it on any tablet, and you’ll get the following: food operations managementCan you answer these three questions definitively for all your restaurant locations, every day? Have my employees been screened for COVID-19 today? Is my equipment working properly?

Keeping the Food Chain Safe with Master Data Management

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With the escalation of recalls in the food industry leaving a blizzard of regulation in its wake, it is becoming increasingly important that regulatory environments, legal restrictions or requirements, authorizations and accreditations, industry standard practices, and security over monitoring of activity is managed to ensure compliance – even as these mandates become increasingly difficult to understand, Implement or update. How Multi-domain Data Governance Works from Farm-to-Fork.

COVID-19 Food Safety Standards Vol. 3: Vromo


One is the operators that have a large staff and considerable payroll, now looking for ways to utilize employees by having them deliver food out the door, and the second is operators that needed that final push to shift into a delivery and off-premise model. Click the link for more recovery and relief information for restaurant, hospitality and food service operators. Listen to "New Means of Operating Amid Coronavirus Part 3: Vromo" on Spreaker.

Food Costing Tips for Delivery

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There are many, many considerations for delivery (safety, preparation, logistics, POS, etc.). We are focusing here one essential piece: food costing. Notice we’re not saying food cost percentage. That means essentially ignoring the food cost percentage of delivery items. We’ll use screen shots of a user’s data from reciProfity, our food costing app. Regardless of your food costing tool, the steps are the same. Food cost is $2.69.

The Relative Safety of Outdoor Dining


From the Editor: Everything you missed in food news last week This post originally appeared on August 1, 2020 in Amanda Kludt’s newsletter “From the Editor,” a roundup of the most vital news and stories in the food world each week. Outdoor dining in San Francisco | Patricia Chang.

8 Food Safety Regulations for Restaurants

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With more restaurants going back to their usual routine, it is still important not to be complacent when it comes to food safety. The coronavirus is still present, and as food industry workers, it is our obligation to make sure… Read more. The post 8 Food Safety Regulations for Restaurants appeared first on Restaurant Smart Blog.

Food delivery in the COVID-19 climate


With the closure of restaurant dine-in services to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, online food ordering has become a crucial business model overnight. Online food delivery has been skyrocketing in the past few years, so many restaurants already have a solid delivery model in place. Best safety practices for delivery. - Studies have shown that 1 out of 4 delivery drivers - in some studies, this is even 1 out of 3 - admit to taking food from a delivery.

Which Grocery Chain Has the Best Health and Safety Policies for Its Workers?


Whole Foods photo, Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images; illustrations, zuperia /Shutterstock. Breaking down hazard pay, sick leave, and general safety at Costco, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and more As the global pandemic drags on, grocery store employees have become frontline workers, and two months into the crisis, they’re still putting their own health at risk to keep America fed — and keep food on their own tables.

Longer Pandemic, More Employer Obligations: The Latest from OSHA and How it Affects Your Restaurant

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In the most recent of a series of guidance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued “ Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace ,” on January 29.

5 Food Safety Dangers That Really Aren’t


With all this talk about food safety myths and hidden dangers and health inspections , I can forgive you for getting a little paranoid. Some common food safety beliefs are actually safer than we think they are. Not only is there a risk of you getting glass particles into your food (although it’s a small risk), you’re also damaging your knives every time they’re used. . There are two dates that normally apply to food: best before dates and expiration dates.


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We also know that the health and safety regulations for restaurants will change significantly as we make every attempt to keep the public and our staff safe and at ease. It has already been stated that Covid-19 can live for a period of time on the surface of cardboard and there are numerous opportunities for asymptomatic individuals to come in contact with food before packaging (especially produce and animal protein). Restaurants will get the green light at some point.

Food Safety Myths That Will Get Your Customers Sick


There are a lot of food safety myths and misinformation that get passed along as gospel. But it’s one of the worst things you can do safety-wise. Golden brown” and “toasty” and “bright pink” are adjectives that describe how the food looks, not whether it’s safe to eat. Never rely on color to judge whether food has been properly cooked. It’s misleading as some parts of the food may still be raw and will cause food illness if consumed.

AI Food Intelligence and Now Serving Democracy

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Tastewise, an AI-powered food intelligence solution, launched in the UK. With real-time data into consumer behavior data, the solution offers immediate, location-specific food and beverage insights into an industry that is changing faster than ever before.

The Autonomous Foodservice Revolution


The networking of production elements through kiosks provides massive amounts of data (input parameters, ambient conditions, output results) that allow the machine’s AI to optimize food made under varying conditions.

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Implementing Public Safety as the New Corporate Social Responsibility in the Restaurant Industry 

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Safety in the restaurant industry has always been a priority. However, over the past few years other unconventional safety problems have begun to arise within the food and restaurant business. Today, the industry must take a broader look at safety to include protecting patrons from injury on the premises and addressing broader social threats. In order to address these concerns, the restaurant industry must overhaul their view of public safety.

Case Study: How a Food Truck Can Open Doors to Restaurant Ownership

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Kyle Gorlie opened his Vet Chef food truck in 2016. But Gorlie’s plans don’t stop with the food truck. In fact, a restaurant was his initial plan after graduating from culinary school until he started planning and realized a food truck was a better choice.

New FDA Safety Blueprint and Cyclospora Warnings for Fresh Express Salads

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The Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are investigating the same Cyclospora outbreak in Canada, also linked to Fresh Express products. FDA Food Safety Blueprint. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its 10-year blueprint called New Era of Smarter Food Safety. “Rapidly trace a contaminated food to its source. ” Food Safety Culture.

COVID-19 Fuels Growth in Organic Food Options

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This has dramatically impacted the core of the food and restaurant industries, specifically healthy and organic food. Eating organic is by no means a new concept brought on by the pandemic, but the shift in mindsets has thrust this niche food sector into overdrive.

4 Ways to Enhance Food Safety Culture Plans to Meet the Demands of 2020 & Beyond

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When It Comes to Pandemic Safety, My Food Co-op Does What Big Grocery Stores Can?t


Shopping here means mandatory masks, gloves, and washing your hands upon entering — even if we have to teach you how to do it This is Eater Voices , where chefs, restaurateurs, writers, and industry insiders share their perspectives about the food world, tackling a range of topics through the lens of personal experience. Confusion, frustration, and anger have resulted in ugly, and even violent , confrontations at large stores around the issues of shoppers’ personal safety or lack thereof.