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Category: Food Manufacturing & Handling
America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick.
by Bernice Yeung, Michael Grabell, Irena Hwang and Mollie Simon ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In May 2018, a rare and virulent strain of salmonella caught the attention of America’s top disease detectives. In less than two … Continue reading America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick.
Top 10 Misconceptions About Sanitation #FoodSafety #Sanitation
By Angela Anandappa For many of the people with whom I’ve conversed, the mere mention of the word “sanitation” conjures up images of garbage trucks, mop buckets, janitors, the lack of clean water, and toilets. The general public has little knowledge of sanitation as an operation or a field of work, and its deeply intertwined … Continue reading Top 10 Misconceptions About Sanitation #FoodSafety #Sanitation
“Elk Grove Village, Illinois Food Plant Worker Injured In Explosion” #PSM #AmmoniaSafety
This incident is just another reason why Ammonia Safety, both PSM & Evacuation Safety Drills are so important and have to be taken seriously every day. If you work in this type of industry, make sure you know your company's Safety Rules for Ammonia Exposure & Evacuation Procedures and you practice them. Be an involved … Continue reading “Elk Grove Village, Illinois Food Plant Worker Injured In Explosion” #PSM #AmmoniaSafety
Safety Manager Charged in Worker’s Tuna Oven Death #ConfinedSpace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu69H9HDCrQ This is a REMINDER as to how important Confined Space Safety Training, both through Hands On Practical Testing & Written Testing is to employees. The former safety manager at a Santa Fe Springs, Calif., tuna processing plant faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine if convicted on felony … Continue reading Safety Manager Charged in Worker’s Tuna Oven Death #ConfinedSpace
“New USDA ‘FoodKeeper’ App: Your Tool for Smart Food Storage”
Pretty neat new app from the USDA.
My wife and I just got through watching a documentary entitled “Just Eat it“. It talks about the amount of food that is wasted in the US (almost 40%) and the world (almost 30%). That means that of the food that is grown, raised, prepared, packaged, etc… 40% of it ends up being discarded.
By far the worst culprit is the individual household. We over-purchase (Thanks Costco) and end up throwing a lot of the food away, thinking it is no longer good to eat. Part of it is the confusion has to do with consumers not understanding the dates on the products that they purchase. There is, of course, the “sell by” date which only means that the store should try to sell it by this date to ensure that the consumer has a reasonable shelf life let on the item after he or she gets it…
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“Safety Manager Charged in Worker’s Tuna Oven Death” #ConfinedSpace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu69H9HDCrQ The former safety manager at a Santa Fe Springs, Calif., tuna-processing plant faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine if convicted on felony criminal charges related to the 2012 oven death of an employee. The rare charges against a safety professional were brought by Los Angeles County District … Continue reading “Safety Manager Charged in Worker’s Tuna Oven Death” #ConfinedSpace
Just What Do They Put in a Chicken McNugget?
McDonald's Canada has released a video to answer that burning question: Is there pink slime in a Chicken McNugget? The McNugget and its chicken nugget kin don't get much love from the health and nutrition community. Check out this report by Maria Godoy on NPR.com. Supply Chain Manager Nicoletta Stefou takes you through the manufacturing … Continue reading Just What Do They Put in a Chicken McNugget?
Food Production Safety: “Are Your Forklifts Listeria Carriers?”
Two recent Listeria outbreaks have demonstrated the role of fresh food handling operations in supply chain contamination. While the processed foods industry and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have long provided guidance on Listeria monitoring and control, guidance applicable to the unique conditions of fresh produce handling operations has been lacking. That’s why the … Continue reading Food Production Safety: “Are Your Forklifts Listeria Carriers?”
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