Restaurant safety: article & free checklist download

Posted on: Sun, 06/17/2007 - 11:52pm
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Hello all,
I thought I'd let you know that we were fortunate enough to have Dr Sicherer from Mt Sinai write an article on restaruant safely for our free newsletter. You can read it here:

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If you havent read about his recent study, it's pretty scary. There was no correlation between a restauants confidence in providing a safe meal and actually being able to do so. Also, a percentage of the staff at many locations believed things like : Removing nuts from a salad would make the salad safe!!

You can read Dr Sicherer's article and there is a Safe Dining Checklist that Kim Koeller provided free that you can access from the newsletter as well!
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Take care,
Gina

[This message has been edited by GinaC (edited June 18, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 06/18/2007 - 4:39am
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Okay, reading about the salad comment and removing the nuts makes me want to plug my ears and go "lalallalalala" (or eyes in this case). Didn't want to know that. I know I should know that, but I really wish I could just pretend I never read that and move on.
Scary. Just scary.
On the other hand, I had an awesome experience in a restaurant the other day where the waitress was MORE cautious than me. Too bad it wasn't in town, or we'd eat all our restaurant meals there!

Posted on: Mon, 06/18/2007 - 11:10am
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You can read the abstract here:
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I think the study confirms what a lot of us know, have experienced or are afraid to experience (so we dont eat out)
But even when being interviewed these restaurant personnel reported things like: a buffet is safe if its clean, that fryer heat would destroy allergens, and our favorite: " a small amount wont hurt!"
Take care,
Gina

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