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McDonald’s has realized the growing need to offer McCafé products for retail purchase, expanding its customer reach to coffee pots and one-cup machines in homes across the nation. Joining the likes of Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, McDonald’s and Kraft Foods announced a partnership in 2014 to package the McCafé coffee varieties and flavors.
Features: Supporting a Store Brand
A manufacturer’s perspective on the fundamentals of choosing quality suppliers
The cross-functional collaboration of educational programs will enable food managers to properly respond to an illness outbreak or recall
Food service industry can help prevent norovirus outbreaks by ensuring workers practice proper handwashing
Employees at retail food facilities in California are prohibited from coming in direct contact with exposed, ready-to-eat food, due to a January 1 update to the California Retail Food Code (CalCode). Previously, restaurant workers were directed by the CalCode to “minimize” bare hand and arm contact with ready-to-eat food. Restaurants will have until July 1 to comply with the change to allow local health authorities time to get up to speed for enforcement.
Increased awareness and implementation of proper food safety in restaurants and delis may help prevent many of the foodborne illness outbreaks reported each year in the U.S., according to data from the CDC. Researchers identified gaps in the education of restaurant workers as well as public health surveillance, two critical tools necessary in preventing a common and costly public health problem.
Your next tweet could help track a Salmonella outbreak to a restaurant source if a new computer program from researchers at the University of Rochester enters common use. The system, called nEmesis, combines machine-learning and crowdsourcing techniques to analyze millions of tweets to find those from restaurant patrons discussing foodborne illness after eating at a particular location.
Nearly one in every 10 cases of listeriosis caused by retail deli products could be prevented if all refrigerated, ready-to-eat foods were stored at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below, as the FDA Food Code recommends.That’s one of several key findings from a major new study on food safety in retail delis issued by the FDA and the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS).
Departments: Peter Durand’s Metal Can Led to a Food Safety Staple
English merchant Peter Durand got the first patent for a tin plated container in 1810
Departments: Overcome Communication Barriers to Food Safety
Tailor employee training to avoid hazards stemming from language.