If you're one of 22 million people setting sail on a cruise ship vacation this year, you should listen up! Even though cruise lines have taken steps recently to raise the bar on their health and sanitation practices onboard, germs always find a way in the picture when you're living in such close conditions with other travelers and crew. The last thing you want during treasured vacation time is getting sick with a case of GI or foodborne illness. Especially keep in mind that alcohol gels and wipes do NOT kill Norovirus, the leading culprit of cruiseline outbreaks. Here are a few things to think about before you take a sip of that piña colada….
This is the first post in a series we're doing on ways your company can improve hand hygiene habits across your company, from employees on the production line to managers.
Protection, comfort, and durability, are usually the main considerations when evaluating a footwear solution for your production facility, but many companies forget to consider boot design as a factor in food safety and cleanability.
Listeria Strikes Again - Cheese Company Prosecuted, Pleads Guilty
The FDA is here to take a stand against companies that do not safeguard public health, plain and simple. And this cheese company for was banned from commerce because of sanitation issues and finding Listeria contamination in multiple locations of the facility. Read article here Read Article Here
"Fresh" Offerings & Food Safety - Is Eating "Clean" Unsafe?
While Chipotle has lead the clean eating movement within the casual dining arena, these very choices contribute to making it more difficult to guarantee the food won't become infected with germs that can make customers sick. Read Article Here
Are they helping to protect your brand?
7 Warning Signs You Won't Pass a Food Safety Audit
If your facility doesn't foster a food safety culture from senior management on down, you're doomed. Management must demonstrate its commitment to food safety and reward excellence. But there are 6 other warning signs that are vital to your brand's survival. Read Article Here
The current outbreak of H5N2 avian flu is massive - the worst since the 1980's. Over 100 farms have been hit, and officials are scrambling to stop the virus' spread to millions more at-risk birds and thousands of US poultry farms. Read Article Here
Food Safety Audits - What To Do Next?
When an internal food safety audit reveals holes in your safety and sanitation processes, take heart. Considering the frequency of foodborne illness outbreaks, product recalls and food poisoning lawsuits, identifying potential problems before they occur is a good thing. Fixing small issues prevents them from ballooning into major incidents involving alienated vendors and customers, damaged brand reputation, and regulatory violations.
3 Deaths from Listeria contaminated ice cream from Blue Bell
The deaths of 3 people who developed a foodborne illness linked to Listeria in Blue Bell ice cream products have prompted the first product recall in the company's 108-year history. 5 people developed listeriosis after eating contaminated ice cream. Read Article Here