PUBLISHER’S PLATFORM: FOOD SERVICE WORKERS SHOULD BE VACCINATED
First published in Honolulu Star-Advertiser. In a state dependent on tourism, food service workers should be vaccinated against Hepatitis A. My bet is Baskins-Robbins, Sushi Shiono, Taco Bell, Costco, Chili’s, Hawaiian Airlines and Tamashiro Market would now agree. According to the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH), employees at Baskins-Robbins, Sushi Shiono, Taco Bell, Costco, Chili’s, Hawaiian Airlines… Continue Reading

FDA ISSUES WARNINGS TO SEAFOOD, BEEF AND VEGETABLE FACILITIES
The most recently posted warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration went to a seafood exporter in Indonesia, a beef operation in Missouri, an acidified foods manufacturer in Virginia, a vegetable processor in Washington state, and a California firm with a contracted seafood storage warehouse in Colorado. PT Tritunggal Lintas Benua in Jakarta, Indonesia,… Continue Reading

LARGEST FOOD FACILITIES MUST MEET PREVENTIVE RULE BY SEPT. 16
“It’s a lot to take in — like drinking from a fire hose.” That’s how Donna Garren, regulatory affairs and technical specialist with the American Frozen Food Institute, describes the challenge that food facilities are grappling with as they move toward the deadline for compliance with the Food and Drug Administration’s preventive controls rule for… Continue Reading

 

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