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Signs of Spoiled Canned Food

Whether you can food yourself or buy it canned, canned food has the potential to spoil. To avoid making yourself sick with canned foods that have spoiled, watch out for these signs of a spoiled product [more…]

Pressure Canning Low-Acid Foods

To can low-acid foods, you use a pressure canner. Pressure canning is the only safe way to can low-acid foods. Each step of the pressure-canning process is important to produce safe, home-canned foods: [more…]

Safely Storing Fresh Seafood

To store fresh seafood that you've bought for sushi, you must follow some storage guidelines. All fresh seafood needs to be stored chilled — either in a refrigerator, freezer, or container of ice — to [more…]

Water-Bath Canning High-Acid Foods

Water-bath canning, sometimes referred to as the boiling-water method of canning, is the simplest and easiest method for preserving high-acid food. Water-bath canning destroys any active bacteria and microorganisms [more…]

Home Canning Safely

Preventing food spoilage is the key to safe canning. Over the years, home canning has become safer and better. Scientists have standardized processing methods, and home canners know more about using these [more…]

If I Eat This, Will I Die? Food Storage Advice for Newbies

Yoghurt looking a bit yucky? Tomatoes no longer tasty? This handy table tells you how long to store uncooked items in the fridge before you risk stomach distress — or worse. [more…]

Heeding Food Safety Warnings

Most food safety is common sense: for example, if you drop a jar on the floor and it shatters, don’t scrape up the preserve and tuck in! But some dangers are less obvious, so err on the side of caution [more…]

Taste-Test All Items on Your Food Truck's Menu

Taste-test all your menu items before making a final decision to serve them from your food truck. Modify or discard any food that doesn’t meet your quality standards. This testing is an important technique [more…]

Prep, Cook, and Store Your Food Truck's Food Correctly

When food is cooked and left out for more than two hours at room temperature (or worse yet, food truck temperature), bacteria, parasites, and viruses can multiply quickly. Most of these contaminants grow [more…]

How to Combat Cross-Contamination of Food in Your Food Truck

Cross-contamination can cause harmful contaminants can spread to your food and throughout your food truck. Cross-contamination is the transfer of harmful bacteria, parasites, or viruses to food from other [more…]

Implement Proper Hand-Washing Procedures in Your Food Truck

Hand-washing is an important task for all food service employees to ensure you’re serving safe food. Harmful bacteria or pathogens are found on almost everything you touch. People can carry them in or [more…]

Food Truck Cleanliness

You’re responsible for making sure your food truck employees are doing their job, which includes cleaning the truck during and at the end of a shift. Your main goal should be to ensure that the truck is [more…]

Prepare Your Food Truck for Health Inspections

The goal of health inspectors isn’t to shut down your food truck or commercial kitchen. Their role is to enforce local food codes as well as to educate food service staff on proper food handling practices [more…]

How to Check for Doneness in Meat

Making sure meat is done is important. Thoroughly cooking meats and using a meat thermometer help prevent e. coli and listeria bacteria. Employ a cooking chart and insert a meat thermometer to ensure beef [more…]
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