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.

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.

Heavy man — Cornell’s Hiperbaric 55 pressures pathogens

Heavy man — Cornell’s Hiperbaric 55 pressures pathogens

Pressure kills bugs. Anyone who’s ever stepped on a creepy crawly and heard that familiar crunch knows that.

Cornell high-pressure pathogen killerIt takes a lot more pressure than a pair of penny loafers, though, to kill microscopic pathogens like E. coli and Listeria, and Cornell University is proving its heavy-weight status as a food safety leader with its new high-pressure food processor.