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Coronavirus Food Safety

Hospitality CEO: Now is the time to act

Dear Washington hospitality members, Every day keeps bringing new information and developments regarding the coronavirus. Because of the work-from-home edicts of corporations and the drop in tourism, our industry of

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Coronavirus and hospitality: Information and tools

In January 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first U.S. case of the coronavirus had been discovered in Washington state. The situation is rapidly evolving. Below

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Winter Storm Prep Q&A

Q&A Your real-world questions answered by the Washington Hospitality Association Q: What areas of the state are most likely to get big winter storms? A: Counties most at risk of

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Best practices: How planning and communication will make your business snow ready

  By Jillian Henze, APR Senior Communications Manager jillianh@wahospitality.org OLYMPIA – December is the official start of winter and that means snow and windstorms are coming, sending Washington restaurant owners

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Check your labels — romaine lettuce linked to E.Coli outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alongside the Food and Drug Administration and other public health and regulatory officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7

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September is National Food Safety Education Month

To get you started celebrating September as National Food Safety Education Month (NFSEM), here are four sources of food safety information with varying ways to change food safety behaviors and

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Nine of the most important food code revisions you need to know about

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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Draft Food Code public presentations in July, dates announced

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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Menu Labeling Deadline (May 7)

By Paul Schlienz Menu labeling is here, and the FDA is firm that there will be no more delays. In general, the rule covers restaurants and similar retail food establishments

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King County’s New Restaurant Grading System

Since 2014, the Seattle & King County Health Department has been looking to implement a new restaurant grading system that will incorporate placards. Stakeholders, including our government affairs team and

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Seattle & King Co. Health Dept. Needs Your Input

The Washington Hospitality Association and Seattle Restaurant Alliance’s government affairs team recently participated in the quarterly Seattle & King County Health Department Restaurant Grading Taskforce meeting. Since 2014, stakeholders (including

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It’s National Food Safety Month! Prevent foodborne illness outbreaks

The National Restaurant Association is promoting best practices throughout National Food Safety Month to help restaurants understand and combat foodborne illness.

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Training DVD’s available for in house safety meetings

The National Restaurant Association has released three DVDs that offer best practices in dealing with harassment and discrimination, customer service training, and the first of its kind video guide on

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UK restaurant owner guilty of manslaughter in allergy death

LONDON (AP) MAY 23 2016 — A British man has been convicted of manslaughter after a customer at his Indian restaurant died because of a peanut allergy. Restaurant owner Mohammed

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Be proactive with restaurant pest management

Maintaining a clean, pest-free environment is an ongoing task for restaurant owners and operators. Chris Del Rossi, founder of Food and Drug and the Bug integrated pest management company and a speaker at the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Quality Assurance Executive Study Group meeting, says, “Pests act as paintbrushes.