At its core, blast chilling is the safest and most efficient way to move foods through the Danger Zone into ideal storage conditions. Whether you're doing this with an under-the-counter reach-in option or turning your walk-in into a blast chiller, the benefits of using blast chillers are numerous.
Topics: bacteria, food safety, food waste, Danger Zone, Blast Chillers
To cook great food, chefs use two elements: heat and time. To get the best results, quite often heat is used in moderate quantity and at a slow pace. In the oven and on the stove, slowness can be a virtue. This isn't always the case, though.
Topics: Danger Zone, Walk-Ins, Blast Chillers, Shock Freezers
We're all watching the calendar this time of year, and as we begin to head into a new year full of trends and predictions, we'd like to offer you a few of our own. After some thorough research, here is a list of some of the most popular 2018 food trends.
Topics: food safety, refrigeration, sustainability, commercial refrigeration, Danger Zone, Ingredients, Fine Dining, Environment, commercial freezer
In terms of foodservice, the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program put in place by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is wide reaching. From fisheries to farms and eventually to tables, there are rules and regulations in place to help ensure consumer safety. But what are these rules? How can you increase compliance? And how does HACCP relate to commercial refrigeration?
Topics: bacteria, food safety, freezer, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Danger Zone, USDA, sanitation, hospitals, NASA, US Army, Pillsbury, FDA, HACCP
Commercial refrigeration systems are vital to foodservice operations. They preserve ingredients at ideal storage conditions, keep food and beverages cold at proper consumption temperatures, and they help move foods through the Danger Zone as quickly and efficiently as possible to ensure safe food consumption and storage.
Topics: freezer, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Danger Zone, Walk-Ins, Merchandisers, Deli Case, Drop-In Well, Grab-N-Go, Blast Chillers, Reach-Ins
Keeping food out of the "Danger Zone" is a critical step in preserving food safety. Regardless of the type of foodservice operation, leaving food at room temperature for too long can cause bacteria including salmonella, staph, and a whole list of undesirable illnesses.
Topics: Center for Disease Control, bacteria, food safety, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Danger Zone