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NM food handlers, foodservice operators face new regs

Foodservice operations such as restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools and prisons in New Mexico face a March 1 deadline to meet new state food safety requirements, but they’ve already had a year’s grace period to get their ducks and disinfectants in a row. Key provisions of the prevention-based regulations went into effect a year ago, but… Continue Reading

Cocina Verify tackles restaurant food safety in Latin America

A third-party food safety program for restaurants that want to show travelers that they adhere to U.S. food code standards is taking root in Central and South America, and is looking to expand into Southeast Asia in the near future. It’s called Cocina Verify, a company that grew out of its founder’s experience traveling south… Continue Reading

Bogus food safety certificates going for $450 in Massachusetts

The city of Lawrence in Massachusetts has a lot going for it. A park dedicated to food trucks during the summer, a farmers market open two days a week, and an event on Sundays to promote biking, walking, skating and other physical activities. Oh, and city code inspectors allegedly have been selling bogus food safety… Continue Reading