Posts By: Paul Barnhill

If you’re considering taking a cruise…

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If you’re one of 22 million people setting sail on a cruise ship vacation this year, you should listen up! Even though cruise lines have taken steps recently to raise the bar on their health and sanitation practices onboard, germs always find a way in the picture when you’re living in such close conditions with…

Handwashing Habits: 3 Basics of Employee Hygiene R-R-R

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This is the first post in a series we’re doing on ways your company can improve hand hygiene habits across your company, from employees on the production line to managers. No matter what kind of facility or environment, employee hygiene comes down to a few key things that are not easily measured or simple. Many have ranted and raved…

Boot Cleanability & Hygiene

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Protection, comfort, and durability, are usually the main considerations when evaluating a footwear solution for your production facility, but many companies forget to consider boot design as a factor in food safety and cleanability. Footwear needs to be cleanable to maintain the highest levels of Employee Hygiene and protect your brand. Some tread designs are…

Listeria Strikes Again & FDA Prosecutes

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Listeria Strikes Again – Cheese Company Prosecuted, Pleads Guilty The FDA is here to take a stand against companies that do not safeguard public health, plain and simple. And this cheese company for was banned from commerce because of sanitation issues and finding Listeria contamination in multiple locations of the facility. Read article here Read…

How Blue Bell Survived Listeria, More on Chipotle’s Troubles & Other Food Safety News

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“Fresh” Offerings & Food Safety – Is Eating “Clean” Unsafe? While Chipotle has lead the clean eating movement within the casual dining arena, these very choices contribute to making it more difficult to guarantee the food won’t become infected with germs that can make customers sick. Read Article Here Why FSMA Makes Life Easier for…

How safe are your suppliers?

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Are they helping to protect your brand? With all the recent news about E. Coli outbreaks and restaurants shutting down, probably caused by unsafe food from suppliers, now is the time to ensure your suppliers are doing everything they can to foster a strong food safety culture. Our Safe Suppliers Program provides best pricing on…

Food Safety News October 2015

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7 Warning Signs You Won’t Pass a Food Safety Audit If your facility doesn’t foster a food safety culture from senior management on down, you’re doomed. Management must demonstrate its commitment to food safety and reward excellence. But there are 6 other warning signs that are vital to your brand’s survival. Read Article Here Food…

Food Safety News May 2015

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Avian flu outbreak worst in years; Officials try to contain virus as outbreak continues The current outbreak of H5N2 avian flu is massive – the worst since the 1980’s. Over 100 farms have been hit, and officials are scrambling to stop the virus’ spread to millions more at-risk birds and thousands of US poultry farms….

Food Safety Audits & Next Steps

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Food Safety Audits

Food Safety Audits – What To Do Next? When an internal food safety audit reveals holes in your safety and sanitation processes, take heart. Considering the frequency of foodborne illness outbreaks, product recalls and food poisoning lawsuits, identifying potential problems before they occur is a good thing. Fixing small issues prevents them from ballooning into…

Food Safety News March 2015

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3 Deaths from Listeria contaminated ice cream from Blue Bell The deaths of 3 people who developed a foodborne illness linked to Listeria in Blue Bell ice cream products have prompted the first product recall in the company’s 108-year history. 5 people developed listeriosis after eating contaminated ice cream. Read Article Here FDA Guidance: Control…