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Six Traits of Highly Effective Restaurant Managers
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Managing a restaurant is a big job. Not only does it require the know-how for making and serving delicious food, but it requires food safety expertise, business sense, and a flair for managing people as well.  An effective manager can make all the difference in a food service establishment. The following is our short list […]
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4 Simple Solutions to Major Food Safety Violations
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The most important thing to remember on the job is that what you do is important. This may sound simple, but it is true! Your adherence to food safety practices contributes to the success of your establishment and the safety of your customers. We recently interviewed two health inspectors, Irene Mackay and Douglas Patrick, to […]
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Training Tip: Maintaining a Cleaning Schedule
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Cleaning is an essential part of food safety in a food service establishment. If your facility is not cleaned properly, customers could get sick, pests could enter and infest your establishment, and many more undesirable consequences will likely occur. Some tasks, such as cleaning a meat slicer or sweeping under equipment, may inadvertently be forgotten […]
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Training Tip: Double Handwashing
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Restrooms are notorious for harboring pathogens, and the restrooms at restaurants are no different. When food workers use the restroom, they are instructed to wash their hands in the restroom sink and then wash them again at a handwashing sink before continuing their duties. This practice is called double handwashing. Double handwashing is like an […]
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Texas Food Handlers—Train by September 1, 2016
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All hourly food handlers in Texas will need to obtain food safety training before September 1, 2016. The Texas Food Establishment Rule (TFER) 228 mandates that “all food employees, except for the certified food manager, shall successfully complete an accredited food handler training course, within 60 days of employment.” This rule will officially be enforced September […]
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