Training and Certifying Staff in a COVID World with Always Food Safe

Training new and existing employees is critical to successfully running your operation. Proper training can reduce turnover, improve performance, lower costs and heighten the safety of you staff and customers. With the restrictions of COVID, we are now forced to modify training and find other ways to get staff the necessary and required training. Most…

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Register for Next Week’s Food Safety Webinar

On Wednesday, February 3, we will sponsor the next program in our Wednesday Webinar Series. You should register now to attend Training and Certifying Staff in a COVID World next Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST. This important program will feature Nick Eastwood, President of Always Food Safe along with Dan…

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DDIFO Food Safety Webinar

In just over a week, DDIFO will sponsor the next program in our Wednesday Webinar Series. Training and Certifying Staff in a COVID World will be presented on February 3, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST. This important program will feature Nick Eastwood, President of Always Food Safe along with Dan Olk, Vice President…

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FDA/OSHA Release Joint Food Safety Checklist

Against the backdrop of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) teamed up with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) yesterday to produce a detailed food safety checklist for the benefit of the food service industry. The checklist, which covers all aspects of food operations from growing and harvesting to…

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DDIFO Webinar

Speaking of important employment issues and the like, DDIFO is pleased to present another important webinar for our franchisees on Tuesday, June 23 at 3:00 PM. Register here to attend the highly informative program, Creating Consumer Confidence through Trust, Transparency and Technology. This one hour webinar will feature JP Scoville, VP of Customer Success for…

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FDA Plans to Talk Smart Food Safety

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for a public hearing on October 21 for the purpose of discussing available new technologies and how to best continue food safety efforts initiated under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FDA has focused much of their efforts thus far on transparency and traceability for…

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FDA Releases Final Rule on Food Safety Transportation

Commercial kitchens should take note that earlier this week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its new rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food as mandated under the Food Safety Modernization Act.  The rule, published in the Federal Register on April 6, sets new requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers by motor…

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Restaurant Closures put Food Safety in the Spotlight

Just three months after the much-anticipated opening of its first New York City restaurant, Chick-fil-A voluntarily closed the Manhattan store. Citing “restaurant maintenance and facility updates,” the restaurant remained shuttered from December 30, 2015 until the morning of January 5, 2016, while it responded to a total of 59 violations, ranging from fruit flies to…

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Directly Related: Public Perception, Government Reaction & Your Bottom Line

The Northeast Regional DDIFO meeting will focus broadly on food safety, the ways media react to issues and how the government will respond.  The program, to be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center on Tuesday, March 1, will begin with an overview by ServSafe® National Accounts Manager Kevin Scott on food safety…

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