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7 Tips for Preventing Norovirus

7 Tips for Preventing Norovirus

By Francine L. Shaw Francine L. Shaw, President Savvy Food Safety, Inc. Typically, we hear more about norovirus between the months of September and April but that doesn’t mean it goes away during the spring and summer months.  Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United […]

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Food Safety and Denial: a Huge Problem within the Food Service Industry

Food Safety and Denial: a Huge Problem within the Food Service Industry

By Francine L. Shaw The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued a food safety alert, warning consumers not to eat romaine lettuce due to another E.coli outbreak.  This fall’s outbreak does not appear to be linked to the romaine outbreak last spring, which impacted lettuce grown in Yuma, AZ. […]

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How to Create a Food Safety Culture

How to Create a Food Safety Culture

Foodborne illness incidents are 100% preventable, and could be avoided if food businesses adopted a food safety culture, providing ongoing education/training and implementing proper food safety protocols. Foodborne illness is a widespread, serious problem, sickening 48 million people, hospitalizing 5,000, and killing 3,000 in the U.S. annually. Francine Shaw, President […]

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Savvy Food Safety Moves to New Location in Hagerstown, MD

Savvy Food Safety Moves to New Location in Hagerstown, MD

Food Safety Experts Offer a Robust Roster of Services, Including Training, Inspections, Crisis Management, Curriculum Development, & More Savvy Food Safety, Inc., a best-in-class food safety company, has just moved to a new state-of-the-art office in Hagerstown, MD. The new office offers: A state-of-the-art education/training facility Innovative technology A testing […]

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What Google Can Teach Restaurants

What Google Can Teach Restaurants

By Aaron Cohen, Co-Founder and VP of Business Development, CoInspect Most people don’t know what Google’s PageRank really means.  It’s not a ranking of website pages. It’s named for Google co-founder Larry Page because he devised the initial algorithm to rank a website’s importance.  While the formula is a closely […]

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Do Daily Restaurant Inspections Have to Suck?

Do Daily Restaurant Inspections Have to Suck?

By Aaron Cohen Over the past year, I’ve met with nearly 50 chain restaurant companies that vary in size from 10 to 10,000 units.  I’ve had conversations with Safety, Operations, Supply Chain, and Facility executives in and out of C-suites.  While different companies face different challenges, one thing is clear […]

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Would Your Team Know How to Handle a Crisis?

Would Your Team Know How to Handle a Crisis?

By Francine L. Shaw, President Food Safety Training Solutions, Inc. Sadly, there have been a variety of tragic food safety crises in the restaurant industry. In 1993, an E. coli outbreak at Jack in the Box infected 732 people. Four children died and 178 other victims were left with permanent […]

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What Would You Do in a Food Safety Crisis?

What Would You Do in a Food Safety Crisis?

By Francine L. Shaw, President Food Safety Training Solutions, Inc. What if your restaurant inadvertently served salads made with tainted lettuce, which sickened dozens of guests?  Or one of your servers accidentally served pesto to a guest with a nut allergy, who had a severe allergic reaction as a result? […]

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Cocina Verify Launches First of its Kind Kickstarter Campaign: Creates Network of Safe Restaurants, Educates/Empowers Restaurant Employees In Developing Countries

Cocina Verify Launches First of its Kind Kickstarter Campaign: Creates Network of Safe Restaurants, Educates/Empowers Restaurant Employees In Developing Countries

Cocina Verify, Unique Resource, Helps Travelers Avoid Foodborne Illness as They Dine Abroad Cocina Verify (cocinaverify.com), an innovative new company, provides travelers with reliable information about which restaurants outside of the U.S. are concerned with – and properly trained in – food safety protocols.  A free, user-friendly resource, Cocina Verify […]

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Many Lucky They Didn't Get Foodborne Illness After Eating at Trump's Mar-A-Lago

Many Lucky They Didn’t Get Foodborne Illness After Eating at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago

By Francine L. Shaw, President Food Safety Training Solutions, Inc. It seems Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate could be serving more than its guests’ favorite meals. According to recent Florida Food Service Inspection Reports, inspectors found 13 violations at Donald Trump’s private Palm Beach club. This is a record for a […]

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From the Challenges of Technology, Delivery and Labor Costs, to Sparse Growth Possibilities, the Restaurant Industry Faces a Defining Moment, Says AlixPartners Study

From the Challenges of Technology, Delivery and Labor Costs, to Sparse Growth Possibilities, the Restaurant Industry Faces a Defining Moment, Says AlixPartners Study

Consumer survey shows that travel and other experiences are replacing dining-out. High-frequency diners who patronize fast-food and fast-casual establishments at least twice weekly intend to cut back their visits by 8% and 13%, respectively, over the next 12 months Among those planning to dine out less in the coming 12 […]

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The Collaboration of Food Safety and Design: It's Not Just About Cool Colors and Kitchen Aesthetics

The Collaboration of Food Safety and Design: It’s Not Just About Cool Colors and Kitchen Aesthetics

By Francine L. Shaw, President Food Safety Training Solutions, Inc. Recently, I happened to sit next to an interior designer on a plane, and we chatted throughout the entire flight.  She was telling me about her job as an interior designer, and I was telling her about mine as a […]

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Many Television Chefs are Cooking up Foodborne Illnesses

Many Television Chefs are Cooking up Foodborne Illnesses

By Francine L. Shaw, President Food Safety Training Solutions, Inc. Part of my morning routine is watching a national morning television show or cooking show while I’m getting ready for work.  Often, the on-air personalities make blatant food safety errors on national TV – which make their viewers think it’s […]

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Cocina Verify Enhances Consumer Confidence and Experiences When Dining Abroad

Cocina Verify Enhances Consumer Confidence and Experiences When Dining Abroad

Unique New Resource Verifies Restaurants that Follow Stringent Food Safety Protocols Millions of people worldwide get sick each year from improperly handled food and contaminated water. In fact, one of the most pressing concerns among international travelers is the risk of contracting a foodborne illness when dining abroad.  Now, they […]

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