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How to Get a Portable Sink Ready for Use

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 5/16/2017 to Food Service
Because they satisfy health department handwashing requirements, more and more caterers and other similar businesses that operate off-premise are utilizing portable sinks at their events. To guarantee the highest levels of sanitation, it’s critical that sinks are prepared properly before use. 

Benefits of GAP Portable Restroom Trailers

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 5/9/2017 to Ag - GAP
There are a variety of sanitation solutions on the market that meet GAP requirements including do-it-all GAP-compliant portable restroom trailers.

Versatile Handwashing Solutions for Any Event

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 5/3/2017 to Food Service
One of the major obstacles to overcome at outdoor events is maintaining high levels of sanitation because, most likely, washrooms won’t be located conveniently enough to meet the handwashing needs of you and your staff. Luckily, there are versatile handwashing solutions out there that can provide you with the convenience and health department compliance you need. 

Prepare Portable Sanitation Equipment for First Use

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 4/26/2017 to Ag - GAP
Something to keep in mind about portable units is that they do require both initial and ongoing attention to be functional and in compliance. This article contains information about how to prepare portable sanitation equipment for first use on the farm.

Prevent Cross-Contamination By Going Hands-Free

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 4/19/2017 to Food Service
By utilizing a hands-free handwashing solution, you and your staff can prevent cross-contamination whether you’re in the kitchen or serving off-site.

Worker Hygiene & Training Are Essential on Farms

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 4/12/2017 to Ag - GAP
Farm workers need to take steps to ensure they do not contaminate produce, and they should be knowledgeable about the various threats to produce safety so that they can recognize them and take the necessary action. In order to be successful in these endeavors, worker hygiene and training are essential.

A Simple Solution for Off-Premise Handwashing

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 4/4/2017 to Food Service
With a little bit of assistance (starting with this article), you can find a simple solution for off-premise handwashing for your business.

Reap the Benefits of Products Made in the USA

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 3/28/2017 to Ag - GAP
The combination of the recession and cheap prices of foreign-produced items made it difficult to buy local, and many U.S. companies and their employees suffered as a result. However, there is now evidence that the trend is starting to shift. Americans are beginning to take the time once again to seek out products made in the USA as opposed to cheaper alternatives.

Cleaning & Maintenance Tips for Kitchen Equipment

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 3/22/2017 to Food Service
Because kitchen equipment is used frequently, an increased emphasis needs to be placed on cleaning and maintenance. Neglect can put customers and staff at risk due to germs or fire. In addition, costly food waste or equipment failure can occur if proper care isn’t taken.

Biosecurity Measures for Your Farm

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 3/15/2017 to Ag - GAP
Addressing external contamination threats is also known as farm biosecurity, and it consists of several steps to protect both employees and produce.

Reduce Waste by Rethinking Menu & Portion Sizes

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 3/8/2017 to Food Service
Think back to some of your recent events. Were there certain items that many people didn't touch, and did you end up with a lot of leftovers that were ultimately thrown away? If the answer is yes, then you can benefit from rethinking your menu and portion sizes.

Water Capacity Considerations for Portable Sinks

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 3/3/2017 to Ag - GAP
For the decision-makers in charge of purchasing portable sinks, there are many features to consider. One of them is water capacity. Selecting units can become a balancing act between price and meeting the needs of the work crews.

Plastics of the Food Service Industry

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 2/22/2017 to Food Service

The safety level of each kind of plastic depends on the chemicals it contains. It’s important that food service workers utilize the right kinds of plastics to keep their food free from contamination and safe to eat. 

Safely Move Portable Toilets & Sinks

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 2/16/2017 to Ag - GAP
Portable sinks and toilets are rarely stationary for very long. As workers move to different field or orchard locations, it’s a GAP requirement that portable sanitation units are easily accessible (within a quarter mile). With this in mind, it’s important that all safety protocols are followed when moving units.

Storing Food Safely

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 2/8/2017 to Food Service
To maintain freshness, it’s critical to follow proper food storage techniques. Storing food safely doesn’t just keep it fresh. It also promotes cash savings by reducing waste. More importantly, it lessens the odds of serving meals that will make people ill.

Direct Marketing Strategies for Farmers

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 2/1/2017 to Ag - GAP
One way for farms to generate additional income is to sell produce directly to consumers. In this article, you’ll learn about some of the most popular direct marketing strategies and the GAP requirements associated with them.

What You Need to Know About Handwashing

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 1/25/2017 to Food Service
Hand hygiene is especially important for those who make, handle, and serve food to the public. This article will provide you with important information you need to know about handwashing.

Contamination Prevention on the Farm

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 1/18/2017 to Ag - GAP
Many pollution-causing activities are reasonably simple to prevent if a proper conservation plan is in place. In this article, you’ll learn about some of the main sources of NPS pollution on the farm and the ways you can prevent them.

How to Find the Right Portable Sanitation Equipment

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 1/11/2017 to Food Service
People shopping for equipment want to make sure they make a smart purchase that will serve their needs now and into the future without breaking the bank. This article will provide you with some considerations to help you find the right portable sanitation equipment for your needs.

Cleaning & Storage Procedures for Your Portable Toilets & Sinks

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 1/4/2017 to Ag - GAP
Following recommended cleaning and storage procedures greatly reduces the odds that your portable toilets and sinks will cause a food safety problem or become damaged. Here are some things to add to your product care checklist:

NSF Certification in the Food Service Industry

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 12/28/2016 to Food Service

One of the most trusted names in product sanitation is NSF International, which is an organization that specializes in product testing, inspection, and certification. Because food safety is essential for a business to remain in operation, it’s helpful to be familiar with the NSF and its processes.

Chlorine Keeps Sinks Fresh

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 12/20/2016 to Ag - GAP

The process of cleaning a sink isn’t complicated, especially if it’s made of polyethylene. All that’s needed is soap and water or a chlorine bleach spray. In addition to being a proven cleaning agent, chlorine keeps sinks fresh and water safe between cleanings.

A Convenient and Effective Personal Hygiene Solution

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 12/14/2016 to Food Service
When working away from a professional kitchen, you will need to provide your own handwashing station. Health department regulations require all workers to have easy access to handwashing water. A portable sink is a convenient and effective solution that many food service professionals have come to rely on and trust.

Make Paper Towels the Go-To for Hand Drying

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 12/6/2016 to Ag - GAP
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic reviewed 40 years’ worth of studies to determine the best method of hand drying. They examined drying efficiency, the effective removal of bacteria, and the prevention of cross-contamination and found that single-use paper towels offer the most benefits.

Breaking Down the Handwashing Water Temperature Debate

Posted by Josh Kaufman on 12/5/2016 to Food Service
A survey by Vanderbilt University of more than 500 American adults found that 70% believe using hot water is the most effective way to ensure a thorough hand cleaning. But is this just a perception, or does the science back it? Those who work in food service deserve some answers.
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