Bill unlikely to increase frequency of food safety inspections

The frequency of food safety inspections would likely not increase under a bill meant to address a report that found some restaurants and cafeterias went years without state check-ins.

The bill doesn’t provide money for additional food safety inspectors or mandate more checks. Instead, it allows the Department of Health and Human Services to set the frequency of food safety inspections based on a risk-based approach and available resources, which haven’t changed since the audit’s release.

Food safety, small-business success topic of CIFT event

Educating food businesses on the countless number of food-borne illnesses and product recalls that could be avoided through proper handling, processing and storage of food will be the featured topic at a seminar hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology, April 25, from 1-5 p.m. at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen.

From Instagram to TV ads, what’s the science behind food porn?

From Instagram to TV ads, what’s the science behind food porn?

Your brain is your body’s most blood-thirsty organ, using around 25% of total blood flow (or energy) – despite the fact that it accounts for only 2% of body mass. Given that our brains have evolved to find food, it should perhaps come as little surprise to discover that some of the largest increases in cerebral blood flow occur when a hungry brain is exposed to images of desirable foods

A brief compendium of all the ways your food can kill you

A brief compendium of all the ways your food can kill you

Before early humans began to domesticate plants for food, they foraged the wild for fruits, roots, and nuts. Through this process of discovery, it’s likely that one of our ancestors stumbled upon an almond tree and, despite finding the first few bites to be bitter, chowed down a handful of seeds. He then promptly died.

Kitchen Updates for Food Safety — Detective Foodsafe® Tips

Detective Foodsafe® doesn’t just help local restaurants with food safety violations but also is very concerned about what might be lurking in our kitchens at home.
There are many things we can do to make our home food preparation safer for everyone who eats the food prepared there.
Storing, handling and cooking food at home in the safest manner may require that our kitchen get a makeover!
Upgrades or home renovations could help us be safer cooks!

AmeriPride Earns Hygienically Clean Food Safety Certification

AmeriPride Services Inc., Fresno, Calif., has earned TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Food Safety designation, reflecting their commitment to best management practices (BMPs) in laundering as verified by TRSA inspection and their capability to produce hygienically clean textiles as quantified by ongoing microbial testing.

Job Posting – Product Manager (R & D), Philadelphia, PA

The role of the Product Manager in the Product Development and Research department is to assist in the development of new program and products for continued improvements of the company’s brands. Day to day you will help define, prioritize, execute and finalize projects that align to our corporate initiatives with collaborative teamwork and cross-functional project management.

American Food Science Is Broken

American Food Science Is Broken

There could be a future where we eat incredible, sustainable, engineered foods—3D-printed or lab-grown meals, chemically optimized to unleash the perfect combination of flavor and nutrients to fit our bodies and our tastes. Better tasting hot dogs with harmful fats removed! Healthier snacks with accurate expiration dates! Or, we can continue on our present path, and Americans will keep eating the same foods we always have, including foods that make us sick and obese. If the United States would like a say in the future of food, the government and the people need to start paying attention to our food scientists.