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Poor Personal Hygiene Practices in a Restaurant and How to Prevent a Food Poisoning

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Poor Personal Hygiene Practices in a Restaurant and How to Prevent a Food Poisoning

The kitchen staff and food handlers of a restaurant, deli, cafeteria, meat market, bar etc. are a common source for bacteria and viral contamination in your food, that can very readily cause you be become ill. What can you do then to protect yourself and determine if the business is practicing good health and safety, and the staff good personal hygiene?

There are a number of subtle and obvious signs, practices etc. that the consumer can and should look for in a restaurant related to the personal hygiene of the food handlers...

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Inherent Dangers of Catering Trucks & Street Vendors — Why They Pose a High Risk of Food Poisoning

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Inherent Dangers of Catering Trucks & Street Vendors — Why They Pose a High Risk of Food Poisoning

What exactly is a catering truck? Although there are many not so complementary names or descriptions, they can best and simply be described as a restaurant kitchen on wheels, or in a more legal definition, a Mobile Food Preparation Facility.

A catering truck can cook, handle open food and perform other types of food preparation normally only a restaurant could legally do. They are different from ice cream and candy trucks, produce trucks, and ice cream carts and other carts that mostly sell only prepackaged foods and limited types of un-packaged foods.

Although a catering truck is not technically the same as a restaurant in the health and safety code, the requirements are almost the same as a...

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