Dr. Brian Nummer PhD

FOOD-SAFETY.GURU

Author: bnummer

Food Code Restriction and Exclusion for Ill Employees

The US FDA model Food Code states in 2-201.11: Proper management of a food establishment operation begins with employing healthy people and instituting a system of identifying employees who present a risk of transmitting foodborne pathogens to food or to other employees. The person in charge is responsible for ensuring all food employees and conditional […]

Meat Glue

Transglutaminase (Activa) Transglutaminase is affectionately called “meat glue”. It is sold to Chefs under the trade name Activa™. There may be other brands out there. It was discovered back in 1959 as a component of the blood clotting complement. Hazards: None. Is it safe? Yes. This enzyme is GRAS (generally recognized as safe) and has […]

Foodservice calorie disclosure rule

The FDA has made a final rule that “covered” retail and foodservice establishments must make calorie information available on their menus to help consumers make informed choices for themselves and their families.  The deadline for implementation is December 1, 2015. (UPDATE!!!! – The FDA has extended the compliance date to December 2016). A covered establishment: […]