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We couldn't be more excited to be exhibiting at United Fresh this year. If you're going to be in the San Diego area, we hope you'll drop by booth #1340 and say hi. Here's three great reasons to see us.
#1. We're menu nutritional labeling geniuses.When it comes to selecting a partner for providing nutritional analysis of your menu items, there are plenty of options. Restaurants choose ABC Research (and recommend us to other restaurants) because not only do we provide full laboratory nutritional analysis along with database nutritional analysis, but we also know which tests are right for your product. That means you get the most accurate results without paying for testing you don't need. Want to know more? Visit our Menu Labeling Resource Center for free and friendly information just for the restaurant industry.#2. Free iPad Minis!
The world of quality assurance is built on two principles: “Fit for purpose,” the product should be suitable for its intended purpose; and “Right first time,” mistakes should be eliminated. QA in any food related industry faces the daunting challenge of maintaining the standards of government regulations across the country or around the world, while at the same time maintaining the internal standards of the company itself. Ensuring these standards along a supply chain that can include dozens, if not hundreds, of points between multiple suppliers, manufactures, and points of sale means many quality assurance teams are regularly functioning over capacity. Unfortunately, this can lead to mistakes that can be hazardous to customers and destroy companies.
I was driving to the golf course the other day and noticed the thousands of acres on either side of I 75 that looked like it should be filled with grazing livestock. But there was just a smattering of skinny cows gracing the beautiful landscape. This scenario is becoming more and more common and it is severely affecting the meat business. There has been a significant reduction in the number of cattle in America and the larger cattle producing areas like Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska are being unmercifully hit. The question is why and what does it mean. It means that the U.S. cattle herd (The number of cattle raised for slaughter) is at the lowest level since 1952 and at the lowest level in Texas since 1967. The why is largely attributable to the drought that has plagued the southwest for years.
Ever wondered what the expiration date on your food REALLY meant? Our food safety experts explore the reasoning and protocol behind microbiological shelf life evaluations. Learn who controls this important method in food testing and how to store your food properly.
(Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)1. COLEOPTERA - BEETLESA. Curculionidae: Sitophilus spp.Sitophilus granarius (L.) and S. oryzae (L.) - Granary weevil and Rice weevil:
On the second day of our January production tour, The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida was kind enough to host our class for lunch at their offices. We were also treated to a presentation by Barbara Miedema Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications for the Cooperative. She provided us with a complete overview of the history of the modern Everglades with her presentation “The Everglades – A Century in the Making” including the “Challenges & Opportunities from Ag’s Perspective”. It was an interesting history lesson about the politics and struggle over one of Florida’s most precious resources, fresh water.
One of the most effective methods in preventing the spread of illness and infection is hand washing. To properly wash your hands, you should use soap and warm or cold running water. It is important to scrub the fronts and backs of the hands, between the fingers, and under the nails for at least 20 seconds. Try humming “Happy Birthday” from start to finish twice – this is about 20 seconds! After 20 seconds, be sure to rinse your hands thoroughly under warm or cold running water. Lastly, use a clean towel or air dry to dry your hands. Sometimes soap and water is not readily available, therefore an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can come in handy. These sanitizers do not eliminate all kinds of germs; however, it should contain at least 60% alcohol.
During our January ELDP production tour of South Florida we had the opportunity to visit a variety of operations including Hundley Farms. John Scott Hundley, Vice President of Hundley Farms and Andy Ballard, 12 year employee and ELDP class 1 alumni hosted our class at their farm near Belle Glade, FL. Hundley Farms is a family owned company since 1969 with operations in both Florida and Georgia, where they grow a variety of crops including Sweet Corn, Sugar Cane, Rice, Beans, Peanuts, Cotton and Radishes.
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