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Articles From November 2015

When we, as holiday shoppers, hit the stores, what is it that we all need after buying $135 worth of GAP socks because it was ‘a good deal’? The answer isn’t a refresher on their return policy. The answer is in the food court.

Posted: November 30, 2015
Filed under: Food Safety

Ten percent. Though it’s an estimate, that’s the figure you’ll often hear when talking about restaurant food waste. One in every ten pounds of food that the average restaurant purchases never makes it to a plate.

Posted: November 23, 2015
Filed under: Restaurant

The FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (or cGMPs) haven’t been updated since 1986. This regulation, known by many of us in the industry as 21 CFR 110, covers the manufacturing, processing, packing and holding of food. While foods such as juice, seafood and canned products are covered under their own regulations, 21 CFR 110 covers everything else. It includes regulations for things such as the use of food grade equipment, sanitary operations and health requirements for personnel.

Posted: November 20, 2015
Filed under: Food Safety, HACCP, Regulation

You may have noticed there is an upgrade for the FreshTemp App on your iOS device. Over the weekend the newest version 1.3.0 was released to help organize and complete your team's tasks and temperature recordings throughout the day. You are able to easily and quickly see what tasks need completed and record them digitally - no more pen and paper!

Posted: November 18, 2015
Filed under: Announcements

With an E. coli outbreak spanning two states, 43 restaurants, and a growing number of hospital bound customers, Chipotle is facing one of their largest problems yet. Though it has been isolated to two North Western states, this is the kind of event that could potentially cause widespread distrust among consumers.

Posted: November 06, 2015
Filed under: Food Safety, Regulation, Technology
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