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2018 Food Safety Summit designed to connect the dots

Food producers, distributors, sellers, researchers, regulators and consumers are connected in ways that do not easily translate from one point to another on the food safety landscape, but organizers of the 2018 Food Safety Summit say it’s about time for things to stop getting lost in translation. “This year the Food Safety Summit has organized… Continue Reading

Teach, train, test, repeat — food safety refreshers a must

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It’s just human nature … people forget. Consequently, unless food handlers receive proper followup reviews and reinforcement, retention of food safety protocols and procedures is unlikely. To ensure that classroom content becomes part of their daily routine, employers must monitor, document and refresh the training messages. Food handlers need to understand there is sense of… Continue Reading

New U.S. food safety system taking shape

Beam by beam, the federal government is building the superstructure of a new food safety system in the United States. Using 2011’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as the foundation, the USDA and FDA set the footings for two weight-bearing pillars of the new system recently with grant awards for regional training centers. Iowa State… Continue Reading

Restaurant association acquires food safety certification entity

The National Restaurant Association bought  a food safety certification body — the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals — earlier this week. The Orlando-based National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP) formed 18 years ago to offer training and food safety certification for personnel in the restaurant, hotel and quick service industries. The Washington D.C…. Continue Reading

Niagara Area Reports Big Benefits From Mandatory Food Safety Training

Training is costly and regulations are burdensome, but in Ontario’s Niagara area — located just minutes from Buffalo, New York — they’ve decided those options are better than outbreaks of foodborne disease. Mandatory food safety training has become the norm in the region for high-risk venues, including restaurants, banquet halls and nursing homes. Dr. Valerie… Continue Reading