Unique Product Profile

The successful retail marketing of frozen foods began over a half century ago, and the rapid growth of sales since that time reflects consumer satisfaction in the high quality of products, year-round availability, and general convenience in product use. Because of consumer appreciation of product values, more frozen foods are sold each year and new … Continued

7 principles of HACCP

HACCP is an important element in the control of safety and quality in food production. When properly applied, it provides a management tool aimed at complete commitment to product quality and safety. HACCP is useful in identifying problems in food production and works well for simple products and processes. The inevitable drawback for the SME … Continued

“Farm-to-Fork” – a smart approach to Food Safety

The restaurant industry has very strict guidelines controlling food safety, as outlined by Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) management system. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HACCP provides a systematic preventative approach to food safety by identifying, evaluating, and controlling factors that present hazards throughout the entire process (farm to fork). … Continued

Food Safety Matters

It goes without saying that food temperature must be maintained within an acceptable range at all times — but the fact is that many restaurants and chains fail to implement the kinds of controls needed to prevent perishables from spoiling. It’s just not enough to place a standard sensor in the cooler. Those kinds of … Continued

HACCP PRINCIPLES and food safety

HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product. For successful implementation of a HACCP plan, management must be strongly committed to the HACCP concept. A … Continued

Store Management System – Thermometer Calibration

Food temperature measuring devices must be calibrated in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications as often as necessary to ensure their accuracy. Additionally, a record log should be kept of your thermometer calibrations. If a thermometer does not have specific instructions for calibration, the following methods may be used. Ice Point Method Fill a large container … Continued

Restaurant Health Inspection Checklist

Store food properly! Keep stored food 6 inches above the floor in pantries and walk-ins. Label unmarked containers for quick review of contents and delivery dates. Sweep food storage areas several times a day and clean at least once a week. Maintain Safe Storage Temperatures Every restaurant health inspection checklist stresses the importance of maintaining … Continued