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New cases of COVID-19 have been decreasing in Texas since about mid-January 2021. Starting March 10, 2021, all businesses, including food service businesses, may return to 100% capacity. But mixed with the good news are continuing challenges. County judges may restore restrictions on food service businesses anytime the COVID-19 hospitalization rate within a hospital region […]
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The StateFoodSafety team was saddened to learn of Kirk Mecham’s passing on January 9, 2021. For nearly a decade, Kirk lent his voice talent to StateFoodSafety courses. His deep baritone voice brought a wonderful dynamic to our training. He is irreplaceable as a human being and a gifted performer. We will truly miss him. You […]
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Pork was first introduced to the United States in the early 16th century, when the explorer Hernando de Soto brought hogs to Florida. It gained an important place in the United States diet in the 1800s, when manufacturers began salting pork to help it last longer. At that time, salt pork became the country’s staple […]
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Are you hosting a holiday party this year? As you think about your dinner menu, make sure you plan ahead for how you will thaw and cook the meat. When food is thawed incorrectly, foodborne germs can multiply to dangerous levels and cause people to get sick — and you don’t want to invite foodborne […]
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As of May 2019, about 7% of all working Utahns worked in the food industry. That percentage represents nearly 113,000 food workers throughout the state — including you! Maybe you were just hired for your first job, or maybe you’ve worked in the industry for years and it’s time to renew your food handlers permit. […]
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