Foodborne Illness Settlements Might Signal Chipotle’s Recovery
Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill has one Bill mostly in the company’s rearview mirror and another Bill just taking a large stake in what’s been the most popular fast-casual restaurant chain in the country, with 2,000 or so locations. The separate actions by the two Bills could together mean that Chipotle is on the mend. Chipotle… Continue Reading

The Flywheel of Conventional Hand-washing
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of three guest opinion columns by Jim Mann in recognition of September as Food Safety Month.) Hand-wash tracking technologies have arrived on the restaurant scene, exposing the stark reality of compliance and noncompliance. The new tools are being ignored by many, who are serving as guardians of the status… Continue Reading

States Get $21.8 Million from Fda to Help Farms Comply with Produce Rule
States looking for financial assistance to help them help farmers comply with FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule recently got some welcome news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA announced that it was awarding $21.8 million to 42 states to help plan, establish and/or enhance produce safety programs. The 2016-17 grant amounts range from $1.02 million to California… Continue Reading

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