Check Your Suppliers! Lead and Cinnamon

Checking Those Deliveries! Lead in Cinnamon The health effects of cooking with cinnamon are well known. So, it comes as a shock when the US Food and Drug Administration announces a recall of lead-tainted cinnamon products. While there are naturally occurring...

Food Safety Saves Money!

Food Safety Saves Money! It’s hard to believe but it’s true! While there are up-front costs in time, training and labor, the same food safety regulations which seem so frustrating will also save money in the long run. Here are a few examples: • Food Quality – (a) Food...

Food Service Consultants: Do You Need One?

This blog posting discusses food service consultants, what to expect from a good one and how to sort them out when, as a food service manager, you need one. Just as in the case of teachers and attorneys, people joke about consultants. These jokes reveal a...

Emergency Action Plans: What Will You Do?

Emergency Procedures – What Will You Do, What Will You Do? retail_food_establishments_emergency_action_plan Emergencies are definitely not a laughing matter! These unforeseen events (serious weather, fire, power outage, flooding, sewage backup, hazardous material...