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Handwashing Habits: 3 Basics of Employee Hygiene R-R-R

March 15,2016 | by Paul Barnhill

Handwashing, Personnel Hygiene

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.

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Boot Cleanability & Hygiene

March 8,2016 | by Paul Barnhill

Personnel Hygiene, Uncategorized

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.

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Listeria Strikes Again & FDA Prosecutes

February 17,2016 | by Paul Barnhill

Newsletter

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

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How Blue Bell Survived Listeria, Chipotle Troubles & Other Safety News

December 23,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Newsletter

"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

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How safe are your suppliers?

November 3,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Personnel Hygiene, Uncategorized

Are they helping to protect your brand?

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Food Safety News October 2015

October 30,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Newsletter

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

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Food Safety News May 2015

May 3,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Uncategorized

Avian flu outbreak worst in years; Officials try to contain virus as outbreak continues

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

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Food Safety Audits & Next Steps

March 6,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Handwashing, Personnel Hygiene

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.

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Food Safety News March 2015

March 3,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Uncategorized

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

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Food Safety News February 2015

February 2,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Uncategorized

Foodborne Illness Can Become a Lifelong Battle

Rarely do we hear or see the long-term effects foodborne illnesses can have on a person's body, but there are some serious complications that can become a lifelong battle... Read Article Here

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