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Review Food-Handling Safety Procedures

In addition to our series of articles on food safety, The Daily Meal has an excellent slideshow focusing on the the “15 Things You Need to Know to Practice Food Safety.” A good review of the steps when handling food, like raw meat and eggs.   “When beginning your work in the kitchen, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with getting everything ready and making sure your recipes are organized, but always remember to wash your hands before handling food.” Of course, RJ Schinner can supply you with anti-bacterial hand soaps to help insure food safety.

NFSM Week 3: Can 9,000 Deaths a Year Be Avoided? 16

NFSM Week 3: Can 9,000 Deaths a Year Be Avoided?

Editors Note: This is the third installment of a special series related to September’s National Food Safety Month. View the postings for Week One and Week Two to stay caught up on all things food safety! Welcome to Week Three of National Food Safety Month! This week, the focus is on “Cleaning and Sanitizing Practices That Will Prevent Cross-Contamination.” Cross-Contamination can be described as the moving of pathogens from one food to another, which is ready to eat and will receive no further cooking. An example would be allowing cooked food to touch uncooked food, or surfaces that were or...

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Blog Reminder: Training Aides

RJ Schinner is committed to providing DSR’s with training and other information to help you expand your knowledge. Please visit the Training Aides section for helpful information on Foodservice, JanSan, Liners, and general safety. This section is updated so check back often.

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September is National Food Safety Month

SCA is proud to be the sole sponsor of the National Restaurant Association’s 18th Annual National Food Safety Month (NFSM), which kicks off Sept. 1. The theme of this year’s focus is “Be Safe- Don’t Cross Contaminate”, and will emphasize the importance of safe food handling and kitchen prep for the food service industry. SCA encourages Foodservice Operators to visit FoodSafetyMonth.com to learn more about the campaign, to download educational materials and to register for the NFSM communications. Several useful materials can be found on the website, including activities for employees to complete, posters, and videos that highlight the importance...

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Prevent Infections in Health Care Facilites

Preventing infections in health care facilities has always been a top concern of health care providers and professionals. Health care-associated infections (HAIs) continue to plague facilities in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that one out of every 20 patients will become infected with an HAI. Among the most prevalent infections are Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and the Norovirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues guidelines for preventions of these infections. Sanitation and sanitizer play a heavy roll in the prevention of these infections. CDC’s Six Steps to C. difficile Prevention:...

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C. difficile Infections Hit All-Time High

C. difficile Infections have hit an all-time high in the United States. Clostridium difficile infections have reached an all-time high in the United States, and 94% of these infections initiate with medical care, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. C. difficile–related deaths increased from 3,000 in 1999-2000 to 14,000 in 2006-2007, according to the CDC. The data were published as a CDC Vital Signs report and were presented in a telebriefing on March 6. C. difficile is “a formidable opponent,” and a patient safety issue everywhere that medical care is provided, said Dr. Clifford McDonald,...

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Slip/Fall Accidents

Some useful information on slip and fall accidents While many people think of the “slip and fall” as the source of countless frivolous lawsuits, this could not be further from the truth. These accidents are some of the most common in the United States, with some 1 million people suffering injuries as the result of falls every year. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20,000 people die annually after slip and falls. Additionally, falls account for approximately 15% of jobsite accidents, and account for between 12 and 15% of the total of workers’ compensation costs....