Your Responsibilities When Serving Food and Beverages to Guests and Paws The airlines have certain policies affecting liability issues as it relates to passengers traveling with animals; the airlines consider them (animals/pets) as “inanimate pieces of luggage” in which limited liability would apply. Essentially, the limited liability statutes which airlines have are very similar to those which hotels have with respect to people's property. Class action lawsuits are a device where multiple plaintiffs can join and engage in much more cost effective mass tort litigation. It can be very damaging to business, due to the number of plaintiffs and size
Food Production and HACCP Potawatomi Bingo Casino serves thousands of meals each day and is considered one of the largest commercial food operations in Wisconsin. The casino prides itself on setting high standards in safe food preparation and service. A couple of month ago I was approached by our local health department, inquiring if we were willing and able to serve as a training site for representatives from the Federal Drug Administration Central Region, Wisconsin Division of Food Safety and City of Milwaukee Health Department, demonstrating our cook chill concept in operation to a number of inspectors from those agencies.
“Okay, on Sunday you can bust suds.” I still remember basking in the glory of those words. Despite flying straight into my well-established disgust and borderline phobia of spittle-laden leavings, for the first time, I became professionally goal-driven. Here was the plan: Perform well enough at washing dishes to be noticed and then work that into a better job in the kitchen. Subsequently, after proving myself committed to working quickly and until the work was done, coupled with a flexible willingness either to run my mouth or shut it down as the situation warranted, I was promoted to a prep
Sustainability, in a broad sense, is the capacity to endure; biological systems remaining productive over time. Sustainability also means long-term maintenance of well-being of the natural world and responsible use of all natural resources. The sustainability movement focuses on organic foods, which are defined as those produced without synthetic pesticides, artificial fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics, or genetic modification. We recently saw yet another outbreak of E. Coli affecting the East Coast, causing two fatalities and sickening at least 28 others. The subsequent recall involved more than 500,000 pounds of ground beef distributed in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. The fact that
One of my very first posts was titled “Back of House, Do You Have Heart?” I received many responses to this post and was actually a bit surprised by what I read. Here is a sample of a few comments: “I just don’t have time to look at this.” “I can't get my crew to keep our areas clean.” “You are correct, the heart of house is the central heartbeat of our total operation and must remain spotless.” “Why are you even writing about this?” The other day I was touring a large resort property and something struck me as
On this day, HACCP—space-age technology designed to keep food safe in outer space—became the standard for public schools in the country. The armed forces as well as the healthcare industry will follow sooner than later... What does this mean for the hospitality industry? What does HACCP stand for in the first place? It stands for Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points and is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art food safety program developed by Pillsbury in the sixties for NASA. The FDA regulations establish HACCP as the food safety standard throughout other areas of the food industry for both domestic and imported food