Health Inspectors are passionate about educating food service employees, culturally competent, and undoubtedly knowledgeable about the jurisdictions they serve.
NEHA DSA Partnership Studies Restaurant Scoring. The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and Dining Safety Alliance (DSA) have partnered to study jurisdictional restaurant scoring and violation variance. We are collectively introducing Kaylan Celestin. Kaylan Celestin is a Project Specialist in the Program and Partnership Development team at NEHA and will be the lead on the … Read more
It was also great to meet so many IAFP vendors. Hundreds of IAFP vendors are seeking to deliver products and/or services to improve food safety. It is an honor to share information from some who apparently are leaders in their class. The following a few of the IAFP vendors that stood out in my search … Read more
I was honored to present at the NEHA Anaheim convention on the topic – Proposed Standardized Restaurant Grading System Provides Sector Region & Health Department Comparison and the feedback received was heart-warming. The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Anaheim meeting was richly rewarding. The agenda was packed with great food safety information. And the contacts were … Read more
At the Chicago Food Safety Summit there were some notable Food Safety vendors deserving mention because of their apparent superior products. I had the pleasure of attending the 20th Annual Food Safety Summit in Chicago and meeting many excellent food safety leaders. In my last blog , I mentioned some organizations with a passion for food … Read more
I had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Food Safety Summit in Chicago and met many with similar passions. It was an opportunity to visit with hundreds of like minded professionals.
“Wearing Gloves is So Important in Food Safety” but proper choice and use of gloves is critical in food borne illness prevention. The proper choice and use of gloves. In healthcare, when we replaced latex gloves, we used vinyl gloves. They were seemingly reasonable as a simple protective barrier. But what troubled me the most … Read more
Wearing gloves while preparing ready to eat foods (RTE) reduces food borne illness spread and shows the consumer your restaurant cares about food safety. In my last blog, I wrote about the importance of hand washing. Our hands carry germs. Some of those germs cause food borne illness.
Hand washing is so important in preventing food borne illness that there is a Global Hand Washing Day observed every autumn to increase awareness of how important hand washing is in preventing disease. This is especially true in restaurants. Hand washing with soap improves childhood survival and health. About 2.2 million children aged <5 years … Read more
Risky food preparation practices were commonly reported by Food Handlers in a report by the Environmental Health Services Branch of the CDC. While this study has limitations, it gives managers insight into potential educational areas that need to be addressed when striving for food safety excellence.
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