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What is the Most Common Cause of a Foodborne Illness?

Foodborne illnesses are more commonly referred to as food poisoning. The telltale signs are excessive vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea. While you might go to the doctor if you are severely hydrated, you generally won’t need a doctor to tell you that you have food poisoning – you’ll know. Foodborne illnesses are caused by harmful bacteria or viruses. They are …

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Connected kitchens reduce food risk at Queensland Uni

Digitising food safety. Timing is everything in the kitchen, and that’s especially true when you’ve got to keep over 50,000 staff and students fed and healthy. But for the University of Queensland Union (UQU), which owns and operates multiple food and beverage outlets on UQ’s campus, complying with necessarily strict food standards and documentation was a slow and manual task. …

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Food safety at your fingertips

A new food safety app is digitising a range of food safety protocols, from fridge and room temperature monitoring, to activity tracking for kitchens to staff, and changing the way food outlets are managed.   FoodSafe has been endorsed by Food Auditors as an effective program to ensure accurate records are maintained and is based on the Hazard Analysis Critical …

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FoodSafe News – May

Memorial Day is A Food Safety Reminder Summer time is approaching and it also marks the Memorial Day Weekend. People, especially Oklahomans, will likely be planning out their summer getaways since the weather will start to get warmer. One of their plans will be firing up their grill, cookouts and picnics among other outdoors activities. This can be so exciting …

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What is a Foodborne Illness Outbreak and How are They Controlled?

When going out to eat or cooking at home, most people don’t think about the harmful bacteria or viruses that can be transferred to the food they’re about to eat. They don’t think about it until they spend the rest of the night in the bathroom or in the hospital. While the majority of people with foodborne illness recover within …

What is HACCP and what does it stand for?

HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. It is a risk assessment plan that has seven principles which need to be applied within all food industries, worldwide. These principles include: Hazard Analysis – This is done in two steps; first step is to identify the hazard and the next step is to evaluate the hazard at hand. A …

Food Outlet Inspections and What They Check for

For all food outlets including restaurants, food quality and food safety should be the top priority within their business. Often when food preparation and presentation become routine with the same process day in and day out, it often leads to vital steps being missed and an outcome of sub-par standards being produced to patrons. While many restaurant and food outlet …

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What is Food Safety and Why is it Important?

Food safety refers to the conditions and practices that preserve the quality of food to prevent any food related illnesses or contamination. All actions and inactions, from production to consumption play a significant role in the hygiene and safety of the food we are eating. The main challenges that are encountered when dealing with food is, determining whether foods are …