Food Safety Magazine

Foodservice/Retail

Utilization of Steam Heat Generated via Microwave Energy

Most restaurants rely upon traditional steamers to cook seafood products to the required temperature of 145 °F. This study aimed to solve problems associated with conventional steamers using microwave-generated energy to steam cook seafood products within covered Cambro pans containing water. Their findings are presented.

Golden State Foods’ Quality Assurance Turns to Platinum
Golden State Foods’ Quality Assurance Turns to Platinum

An overview of Golden State Foods QA program is discussed.

Implementing Active Managerial Control Principles in a Retail Food Business
Implementing Active Managerial Control Principles in a Retail Food Business

The retail foodservice business must achieve daily active managerial control (AMC) of the risk factors contributing to foodborne illness.

 

How to Deal With Foodservice Sector Complaints and Crises
How to Deal With Foodservice Sector Complaints and Crises

Crises arising from consumer complaints are believed to outnumber all other factors by an order of magnitude.

McDonald’s USA: A Golden Arch of Supply Chain Food Safety
McDonald’s USA: A Golden Arch of Supply Chain Food Safety

This fast-food giant describes how it manages food safety and quality across the U.S. supply chain.

The Food Establishment Plan Review
The Food Establishment Plan Review

Problems with food protection rise exponentially with crowding and overuse, particularly in the foodservice realm.

Top 7 Processing and Foodservice Equipment Standards
Top 7 Processing and Foodservice Equipment Standards

Seven standards should be used as reference resources when conducting a plan review or providing input on new construction or remodeling of an existing food plant.

Training Is a Key Component in Serving Patrons with Food Allergies
Training Is a Key Component in Serving Patrons with Food Allergies

Training of waitstaff on food allergens is essential, but the entire establishment should maintain an allergen-free kitchen and incorporate a company-wide food safety culture.

Using the C-A-S-H System in Retail Operations
Using the C-A-S-H System in Retail Operations

There is a heightened sense of urgency surrounding the implementation of food safety programs at retail locations.

Food Safety at Farmers Markets: A Reality Check
Food Safety at Farmers Markets:  A Reality Check

Raw meat and poultry products sold direct-to-consumer may carry higher concentrations of harmful bacteria compared with those produced commercially.

Food Safety for Food Handlers
Food Safety for Food Handlers

A culture of food safety is built on a set of shared values that operators and their staff follow to produce and provide food in the safest manner.

Creating a Positive Partnership Between Foodservice Establishments and Inspectors
Creating a Positive Partnership Between Foodservice Establishments and Inspectors

Non-traditional approaches emphasize the importance of food safety and have proven to be more successful than traditional approaches to restaurant regulation.

Cook-chill Reduced-oxygen Packaging in Retail and Foodservice Operations
Cook-chill Reduced-oxygen Packaging in Retail and Foodservice Operations

The cook-chill process also decreases labor, product handling and chances of cross-contamination of foods.

Prepared Foods: Fast & Easy for the Consumer, but Prepared Safely?
Prepared Foods: Fast & Easy for the Consumer, but Prepared Safely?

Visiting and observing retail establishments will provide a broad perspective on how food safety processes are implemented and the level of commitment to food safety.

Cleaning and Sanitization of Food-contact Surfaces in Retail/Foodservice Establishments
Cleaning and Sanitization of Food-contact Surfaces in Retail/Foodservice Establishments

The two sanitization methods commonly used in retail/foodservice establishments are heat and chemicals.

Food Safety Trends Exploring Implications of Mandatory Safety Standards in Retail and Foodservice
Food Safety Trends Exploring Implications of Mandatory Safety Standards in Retail and Foodservice

Retail and foodservice companies are taking greater care in selecting business partners that will be proactive partners in food safety.

Video Helps Serve Up Safe Food
Video Helps Serve Up Safe Food

Video surveillance is an invaluable tool for maintaining food safety in grocery stores, supermarkets, quick-service restaurants, deli/cafes and other retail food service outlets.

The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated
The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated

For many years, a so-called “danger zone” has been used for alerting foodservice and other food industry personnel about temperatures that are potentially hazardous for holding foods.

Now Showing: Reducing Risk Factors at Foodservice & Retail
Now Showing: Reducing Risk Factors at Foodservice & Retail

A paradigm shift in stakeholder communication and partnering is creating a food safety culture that should have a positive impact on reducing risk factors for food contamination events.

When Consumers and Science Collide
When Consumers and Science Collide

During the last 45 years, while Americans have been taught not to trust institutions, the food business has grown into a large, complex system.

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