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A major issue for some Boston food trucks? Hand-washing

June 5, 2017 by


by Megan Woolhouse and Matt Rocheleau Customers lined up during lunch hour at a food truck in Dewey Square last week. They’re restaurants on wheels, churning out everything from pan-seared dumplings to juicy porchetta sandwiches for the city’s hungry lunchtime crowds. But food trucks, which are proliferating at a rapid pace around Boston, are more […]

Have You Washed Your Hands Lately?

January 13, 2016 by


by Luis Rivera, Food Safety Education Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA Couple watching television at home.The Holidays are now officially over and summer is still too far away to bear. This is the time of year when we are most likely to stay in and binge on some good old-fashioned TV. Sitting at […]

“I want to know whether workers are washing their hands.”

August 15, 2011 by


by Ben Chapman That’s what I told Chris Woolston of the Los Angeles Times last week when he asked me what I look for in a restaurant inspection report. Handwashing compliance and cross-contamination are two of the factors WHO and CDC have identified as often linked to illnesses and outbreaks. And they are also pretty […]

Top 5 Office Food Safety Rules

February 16, 2011 by


Guest blogger, Amy Charest Isn’t it fun when free food blesses the office? It could come in the form of a pizza party, a promotional gift from a vendor, the generous coworker bringing in treats just because she felt like baking, or food leftover from a conference. It could also make you sick if not […]