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New HACCP App for Mobile Devices

Date: 13 May 2013 /
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The folks at ThermoWorks have developed an incredible, free app that displays, records, stores, and emails temperature data received through a linked Bluetooth thermometer probe. They say this app will turn your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a “paperless, one-touch, professional hazard analysis and critical control point solution.” According to ThermoWorks you can turn create custom […]


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Mold-resistant bread?

Date: 07 May 2013 /
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The fear of green fuzzy splotches making baked goods unfit to eat within days of purchase may soon be relieved. MicroZap, a company based in Texas, has developed a method to keep bread mold-free for 60 days. That’s about six times longer than the shelf-life of regular packaged bread. “We probably could have gone farther, […]


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Lack of Time Versus Lack of Action

Date: 10 Apr 2013 /
Posted by: Larry Lynch /
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In a survey of 649 global food and drink manufacturers and processors conducted renown global organizations, more than 70% reported finding time to conduct food safety training was their greatest challenge. The report summary went on to identify other issues that impact implementing training programs such as checking the effectiveness of the training programs themselves […]


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Thoughts on the Global Food Safety Initiative

Date: 11 Mar 2013 /
Posted by: Larry Lynch /
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Here I sit at 31,000 feet on an afternoon flight back to Orlando via New York. I say that because it means I’m working rather than sleeping. I was thinking about all I heard and discussed at the GFSI meeting this past week in Barcelona. This was my fourth GFSI meeting and, ironically, a return […]


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Should Consumers Be Concerned?

Date: 27 Jan 2013 /
Posted by: Larry Lynch /
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Taking Food Safety Seriously Reading the article above brought back a memory from of years ago I was in a discussion with someone from the food industry about cheating on certification exams for food managers. I was sharing our certification program’s annual spend and the stories behind it. This individual (and a good person to […]


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Health Inspection Records Now Accessible on Yelp

Date: 18 Jan 2013 /
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When you look up restaurant reviews online, what are you looking for? Sure you want to know the price, or what the parking situation is like, or what people thought of their mozzarella sticks. But wouldn’t it be great to know if the place you’re about to bring your family for dinner just aced their […]


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FDA Fact Sheets! Get your FDA Fact Sheets here!

Date: 10 Jan 2013 /
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Looking to learn more about the proposed rules on produce safety standards and preventive controls in human food but don’t have time to read all 1,000+ pages? You’re in luck! The FDA has released the following resources just for you! Fact Sheet on the Proposed Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food Fact Sheet on […]


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FDA Releases Rules To Strengthen Safety Of Food Supply

Date: 07 Jan 2013 /
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The FDA’s new rules from the Food Safety Modernization Act will have a huge impact on the food world. We’ll be bringing you the best articles from around the web to go along with our original content about these rules. The folks over at The Salt at NPR wrote up this great summary: Looking for […]


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8 things you need to know about the FDA’s new Food Safety Modernization Act rules

Date: 04 Jan 2013 /
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In case you missed the FDA’s press announcement this afternoon and our live Tweets of the event with FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., and FDA deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine Michael Taylor, here are the 10 things you need to know: The new rules allow the FDA to focus on prevention, instead of […]


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Florida Video Introduces 2009 Food Code

Date: 03 Jan 2013 /
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By: Declan Conroy As of January 1, 2013, Florida’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants, which is within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, is adopting the 2009 Food Code in place of the 2001 version. The department has posted a video on You Tube to highlight some of the changes its food service operators […]


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