Food Safety

  1. Safely Refrigerating and Freezing Meat

    If you work for a commercial kitchen, you understand the importance of practicing food safety. We’ve written several posts to help educate food service workers and home cooks. Today we cover how long meats can be safely stored in refrigerators and freezers.

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  2. Why Washing Produce is Vital

    Eating fruits and vegetables are necessary for a healthy diet. It reduces the risk of life-threatening diseases, increases energy, and improves one’s mental state. However, eating unwashed fruits and vegetables is one of the leading causes of foodborne illness within the United States (Fruit and Vegetable Safety, 2021).

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  3. Keep Hygiene Standards High with These Tips

    The hygiene standards of your establishment will determine whether customers return. To maintain a clean, safe environment, certain hygiene practices must be maintained. We outline them, with a few tips for accomplishing them, here.

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  4. What is the Difference in Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting?

    With the new strain of coronavirus, words like cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and sterilizing are frequently thrown around. But what do they mean? We explain their differences and how each can be properly done below.

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  5. Proper Holding Temperatures Explained

    It was delicious! I didn’t notice a single thing wrong with it. It looked okay; tasted- maybe a little bit off but still- good. It smelled fine. It wasn’t too hot or cold. It was the perfect quick meal on a hot summer day. Then, why, a few hours after leaving the restaurant, did I start throwing up?

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  6. Protect Your Customers with Allergies by Using the San Jamar Safe-T-Zone

    The lights were low. Music was playing softly somewhere to my left. I could still hear the soft chatter of other customers, enjoying the rich food prepared by the chef just moments before.

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  7. Food Safety Basics: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill

    One in six Americans will suffer from food poisoning this year. This harms your customers and your reputation. Follow these four simple steps from FoodSafety.gov every time you cook.

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