Happy Thanksgiving from eFoodHandlers!

'Tis the season!

We know this time of year can be wonderful, but it can also be a bit stressful, taking away from the real meaning of the holidays. Spending time with family could be great, but it could be filled with questions you don't really want to answer. You could cook that turkey to perfection, or it could be so dry it sucks all the moisture from your mouth. And you could feel ready to take on the world after eating a very lean meat, or you could ask everyone at the dinner table to poke you with a fork you are so full. There are lots of unknowns around the holidays, but taking some time to reflect is important.

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Top Restaurant Health Code Violations

Food safety can be nothing short of a business killer.

Just ask Chipotle, which suffered lasting damage to its reputation after its 2015 E. coli incident followed by another spate of foodborne illnesses linked to some of its restaurants in 2018. The company survived, but a single restaurant is unlikely to be so fortunate if it becomes the source of illnesses or even fatalities, like the four deaths from improperly cooked meat at Jack in the Box in 1993—a food safety debacle that hurt that brand for years.

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Foodborne illnesses: How they happen & how to prevent them

According to the FDA, there are 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, 1,000 reported outbreaks, & 3,000 deaths per year from foodborne illnesses.

 

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Hands on Hand Washing

Hand washing is a big concern in the food service industry, but the problem exists elsewhere, and it starts early.

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4 Quick Tips to Getting a Restaurant Job

Getting your first restaurant job is relatively easy. Restaurants are always looking to recruit fresh blood to
the dark side, but there are a few things you’ll have to prepare to really persuade a hiring
manager that you have enough of a backbone to handle the work.

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New Requirements in California for Sexual Harassment Training

Sexual harassment and abusive conduct training is a good thing, but couldn’t these regulations be a little more clear?

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How important is food safety training to your restaurant?

The United States has the safest food supply in the world. However, 48 million people still get sick each year from eating food. That means 1.5 people get sick from foodborne illness every minute in the US. 

According to the CDC, 120,000 people are hospitalized, and 3,000 of them die. This is detrimental to the food service industry because if consumers do not feel safe, they will not eat out. 

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Here is What's Cooking This Summer

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Is Your Restaurant in Compliance?

With so many moving parts in your restaurant, one dares to ask the dreaded question…Is your restaurant in compliance? Let’s find out!

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How to Get a Food Handlers Card?

 

 

If you work in the food service industry, you may already be familiar with the term "Food Handlers Card"

How to get a Food Handlers Card?

A food handlers card, also referred to as a certificate, license , or permit, is the documentation you get after passing a food handlers course. This card shows your manager and the local health department, that you know what it means to serve food safely to the public. 

Most food handler cards are valid for 2 to 3 years, depending on the state you live in

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