Posts Tagged ‘Food Safety’

Poultry-processing line speeds back in the spotlight July 11, 2017 No Comments


Washington – A group of House Democrats, led by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), is urging Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to reject a renewed call to increase line speeds in poultry-processing plants.
In a letter sent June 29, the group states that a recent request from Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) to bump maximum line speeds to […]

Grill Safely This Memorial Day- Grilling Safety Tips from NFPA May 23, 2017 No Comments


Summer bring the peak outdoor cooking season to North America, with U.S. grill masters “reaching for their spatulas, eager to usher in the long-awaited cooking season,” notes the National Fire Protection Association, which is already asking grillers to follow smart cooking safety precautions. NFPA’s most recent “Home Grill Fires” report indicated three out of five […]

Managing Food Allergies in the Workplace November 15, 2016 No Comments

Food Allergies

Food allergies, whether mild or serious, are medical conditions that affect up to 15 million people in the United States, according to Food Allergy Research & Education, a nonprofit organization. For workers, having a food allergy can present a number of challenges.
First steps
When you’re hired for a new job, FARE recommends you talk with your […]

Food Flavorings Causing Respiratory Illness in Production Workers November 1, 2016 No Comments

Good Manufacturing Practices

Respiratory illnesses account for about 2.5 percent of the total recordable illness distribution in food manufacturing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As research is performed on the effects on additives and flavorings during the production process, the CDC and NIOSH continue to make recommendations to protect workers.
The latest published recommendations focus on obliterative bronchiolitis, […]

Safety in Meat and Poultry Industries Better But Need More Improvement August 8, 2016 No Comments


Although injury and illness rates in the meat and poultry processing industries have declined in recent years – similar to rates in all U.S. manufacturing – the rates continue to be higher than rates for manufacturing overall, according to the report “Workplace Safety and Health: Additional Data Needed to Address Continued Hazards in the Meat […]

FDA Rules Requires Registration of Food Facilities July 19, 2016 No Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized another rule to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, with this one requiring the registration of domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for consumption by people or animals in the United States. Facilities will be required to provide a unique facility identifier […]

Food Service Safety Infographic: Workplace Safety in Food Service June 5, 2016 No Comments

Food service safety is vitally important to maintain, as food service environments can house an immense amounts of safety hazards. Between high heat industrial equipment, sharp objects, and foodborne illnesses, it’s critical that there is a tight safety plan in place. Without it, employees could be seriously at risk for injuries and illnesses, as […]

New Safety PowerPoints for 2015 – Download Free September 29, 2015 No Comments

new safety powerpoints

All safety PowerPoints listed below are BRAND NEW for 2015.

Distracted Driving Training Powerpoint 2015
Electrical Safety in the Workplace Powerpoint 2015
Workplace Stress Powerpoint 2015
Safety Culture Powerpoint 2015
HazCom / GHS Training Powerpoint 2015
Risk Assessment and Safety Management Powerpoint 2015
Heat Illness Powerpoint 2015
Food Safety in Schools Powerpoint 2015
HACCP and Food Safety Powerpoint 2015
Laser Safety Powerpoint 2015


OSHA cites food processing plant after worker exposed to refrigerant ammonia September 15, 2015 No Comments

Sept. 10, 2015
OSHA cites food processing plant after worker exposed to refrigerant ammonia Employer name: Reser’s Fine Foods, Topeka, Kansas
Citations issued: Sept. 2, 2015
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Wichita Area Office cited the food processing facility for 13 serious safety and health violations. OSHA opened an investigation […]

Bumble Bee Foods Agrees to $6M Settlement in Worker Oven Death – Management Personnel Charged August 19, 2015 No Comments


Jose Melena was loading tons of tuna into industrial ovens at Bumble Bee Foods when any worker’s worst nightmare occurred — he got trapped inside and the massive pressure cooker was turned on.
Melena’s grisly death in a 270-degree oven three years ago led to a $6 million agreement by Bumble Bee on Wednesday to settle […]

Food Preparation Worker Safety Training November 12, 2014 No Comments

A food preparation worker is responsible for a lot more than making sure something is delicious. Handling food products all day that are meant for others to consume means that they are susceptible to many potential illnesses, and have to stay healthy themselves to protect others. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics […]

Worker Seeks Workers Comp For Food Poisioning During Lunch Break March 18, 2013 No Comments

food poisoning

Does every employee injury that occurs on your company’s property entitle the injured person to workers’ comp? What about when employees are eating their lunch?
Lindamarie Serraino worked as a medical technologist for Defiance Clinic in Ohio. To improve the work environment, the Clinic started a lunch program. It periodically invited local caterers to sell food […]

Workplace Wellness: Does the Food we eat affect our Productivity? October 5, 2012 Comments Off on Workplace Wellness: Does the Food we eat affect our Productivity?

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Food Safety Infographic: Good Food Gone Bad September 18, 2012 Comments Off on Food Safety Infographic: Good Food Gone Bad

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Food Safety: Introduction
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Food Safety & Sanitation
by Summit Training

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Food safety tips April 8, 2008 Comments Off on Food safety tips

Keep your space—and stomach—clean. Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen.

Practice smart shopping.

Purchase non-perishable items first.
Never choose packaging that is torn, dented, leaking, rusted, bulging, or otherwise damaged.
Check expiration dates and buy fresh products.

Also note the “best before” label.

Ask for information concerning unpackaged foods.

Be alert for local, national, and international food recalls or alerts.
Ensure safe storage.

Follow storage […]