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How Your Health Inspector Could Save Your Business
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“Health inspection today.” These words can make any manager’s stomach drop to the floor. Even if everything is picture perfect, anxiety is still likely to hit during an inspection. A visit from a health inspector can be daunting and many people feel like it is a test that they are bound to fail. Fortunately, inspections […]
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6 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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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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Ask an Expert: 5 Common Safety Questions in the Food Industry
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Because the food industry is so big, many people have questions about food safety. Here are some answers to a few questions that you might have: What temperature does my cooler/warmer need to be? Since the temperature danger zone is between 41°F and 135°F, you should keep your refrigerator at 40°F or below. If your refrigerator […]
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