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Peter B Food Safety Audits provides top food safety modernization act sanitation to clients in Oahu and the Hawaiian islands

FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT SANITATION


The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 4, 2011. The FSMA has given the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new authorities to regulate the way foods are grown, harvested and processed. The law grants the FDA a number of new powers, including mandatory recall authority, which the agency has sought for many years. The FSMA requires the FDA to undertake more than a dozen rulemakings and issue at least 10 guidance documents, as well as a host of reports, plans, strategies, standards, notices, and other tasks.

The law was prompted after many reported incidents of foodborne illnesses during the first decade of the 2000s and was largely crafted by members of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Tainted food has cost the food industry billions of dollars in recalls, lost sales and legal expenses. This bill is similar to the Food Safety Enhancement Act which passed the House in 2009. It is considered the first major piece of federal legislation addressing food safety since 1938. It is also the first piece of legislation to address intentional adulteration and Food Defense.

For quality trainings aimed at preserving the integrity and uplifting the culinary industry contact Food Safety & Culinary Solutions specialist Ai Kahu

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KC Drive Inn was the first drive-in in Hawaii when it opened in Oahu in 1929

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Foodland opened in 1947 bringing the era of modern supermarkets to Oahu

The "Pineapple King", James Dole, planted pineapples on Oahu in 1901, and in 1922 he purchased the entire island of Lanai to grow pineapples

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Over 85% of foodborne illnesses can be prevented by handwashing

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The Temperature Danger Zone (TDZ) is between 41 and 135 degrees

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Projected job growth from 2016-2026 for jobs combining food prep and service.

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Restaurant operators said they plan to devote more resources to employee training.

According to the National Restaurant Association, food service jobs account for 14% of the total employment in Hawaii, 4% higher than the national average.

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Restaurants across Hawaii are set to gross $4.6 billion in sales in 2017.

Food can transmit disease from person to person as well as serve as a growth medium for bacteria that can cause food poisoning. In Oahu there are intricate standards for food preparation, whereas in lesser developed countries the main issue is simply the availability of adequate safe water, which is usually a critical item. According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly one in six Americans gets sick from a foodborne illness annually. High-performing companies continually evaluate their food safety procedures to stay ahead of potential foodborne illness crises. For example, BJ’s Restaurants, a California-based, 174-unit chain, audits its restaurants at least 12 times a year to not only gain a clearer understanding of operations, but also to reinforce the importance of proper food safety behaviors.

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PETER B FOOD SAFETY AUDITS provides independent third-party audits of foodservice operations – from small to large restaurants, hotels, residences, supermarkets and multi-unit facilities, pre-opening and routine audits.

Having attended NYC Technical College for Hotel & Restaurant Management, and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park in 1986, my experience of 30+ years working as Chef and manager in hotels and restaurants in New York City, Oahu, and the Hawaiian Islands brings real world knowledge of how a kitchen should operate to provide safe food and follow regulations.


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