Welcome to the RDT Blog.

A Brief History of Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Mar 8, 2017 10:31:10 AM

 

Bacteria exists everywhere in nature. From the soil to our food, wherever bacteria has the right nutrients, moisture, and temperature levels, it tends to grow quickly. When this growth hits a critical mass, bacteria can cause illness. Of all the things known to man, keeping foods cold has been a top way to slow this bacteria growth.

Read More

Topics: bacteria, food safety, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, USDA

HACCP 101: A Brief Look at Health Codes and Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Feb 27, 2017 2:45:19 PM

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?

Read More

Topics: bacteria, food safety, freezer, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Danger Zone, USDA, sanitation, hospitals, NASA, US Army, Pillsbury, FDA, HACCP

Three Reasons Why We Waste Food

Posted by RDT on Jan 17, 2017 10:55:04 AM

Think of how many times you’ve grabbed an apple only to find a section of it bruised. What happened to that apple? Did you disregard the imperfection and use it anyways, or did you throw the entire piece of fruit away? Most people would have done the latter. It’s all too common in this day and age, and as we’ve discussed before, food waste statistics are jarring. So how can we take these food waste studies and do something about it?

Read More

Topics: food safety, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

What Is the "Danger Zone" and How to Avoid It?

Posted by RDT on Jan 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM

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.

Read More

Topics: Center for Disease Control, bacteria, food safety, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Danger Zone

Your Refrigeration Resource.

Our goal is to provide education and a helpful resource for our consultants, dealers and end-users.  

 

Subscribe to our Blog

Recent Posts