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PathSpot Closes Total of $4MM Seed Funding and Brings on Experienced Industry Executive

PathSpot Closes Total of $4MM Seed Funding and Brings on Experienced Industry Executive

Marc Lapides, Former National Restaurant Association Executive, Joins Booming Food Safety Company PathSpot is proud to announce and welcome Marc Lapides to lead sales and marketing for the company. Marc joins PathSpot most recently from the National Restaurant Association and Winsight Media, where he was Vice President, Marketing, Programming & […]

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Prevent Hep A in Your Restaurant

Prevent Hep A in Your Restaurant

By Francine L. Shaw  In early May, a Tampa Bay, FL news station reported that more than 20 local restaurants were being investigated for Hep A incidents and outbreaks.  Around the same time, restaurant employees in Sarasota, FL, Caribou, ME and Rockport, MA were found to have the Hep A […]

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Kick off Summer Safely: Food Safety Tips for Memorial Day & Beyond

Kick off Summer Safely: Food Safety Tips for Memorial Day & Beyond

By Francine L. Shaw Francine L. Shaw, President Savvy Food Safety, Inc. Memorial Day weekend is the official summer kick-off, with parties, al fresco meals, barbeques and other warm weather celebrations.  As you prepare for your busy summer season – hosting guests and holding special summer events – it’s critical […]

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Top 5 Risk Factors Responsible for Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Top 5 Risk Factors Responsible for Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

By Francine L. Shaw Francine L. Shaw, President Savvy Food Safety, Inc. Food safety is a grave public health concern, causing an estimated 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Foodborne illnesses are 100% preventable. But, unfortunately, foodborne illnesses continue to occur because people […]

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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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