food safety
Health & Wellbeing
When It Comes to Food Safety, It’s All About Education
Brigette Philpot
Brigette Philpot
Vice President Safety,
Sodexo

For those of us in food service, safety is the number one priority. Yes, we also love to serve healthy, delicious and creative cuisine. But when it comes right down to it: we have to start with safety.

In fact, food safety is so important that the month of September is Food Safety Month, an important time to re-focus on everything we do to keep employees and customers safe from foodborne illnesses. (more…)

Quality of Lifehacks
Three Quality of Lifehacks for Safe Summer Grilling
Quality of Lifehacks
Quality of Lifehacks

Now that it’s the height of summer, many of us will be regularly lighting up the grill while spending quality time with family and friends. A 2016 poll reported that 75 percent of U.S. adults own a grill or smoker. In fact, during the Fourth of July weekend, Americans consumed over one-hundred and fifty hot dogs alone, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

While our summer cookouts are all in good fun, it’s important to take certain safety precautions as the temperature heats up. Here are three hacks to stay safe during your next grill. (more…)

Health & Wellbeing
Three Quality of Lifehacks to Spring Clean Your Diet
Quality of Lifehacks
Quality of Lifehacks

Spring is the season to rejuvenate your home, your body, and your health.  And just as we refresh our homes and our wardrobes after a long, cold winter, we can do the same for our diets.  Here are 3 Quality of Lifehacks to get started on spring-cleaning your diet.

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Health & Wellbeing
Safely Preparing Your Holiday Meal
Zero Harm
Zero Harm

How can you avoid giving your friends and family the gift of a food-borne illness? When it comes to preparing your holiday meal – you aren’t necessarily thinking about food safety but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 6 Americans suffer from a food borne illness every year.

At Sodexo, we serve approximately 9 million meals to 15 million customers daily so we are thinking about how to prevent this 24/7 – we call that our Zero Harm Mindset. To learn more about preparing your holiday meal safely, view tips from Brian Turner, Director of Product Quality Assurance for Sodexo.

Health & Wellbeing
Friendship can be a Life-Saver to a Student with Food Allergies
Beth Winthrop
Beth Winthrop
Senior Manager, Health & Wellness
Senior Registered Dietitian,
Sodexo Universities

With food allergies on the rise, and 15 million Americans allergic to one or more foods, chances are good that someone you work with, go to school with or are friends with will have a food allergy.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies are a growing food safety and public health concern that affects between 4 and 6 percent of young people in the U. S.  Allergic reactions can be life threatening and have far-reaching effects on the individual and their families, as well as the school, college or university they attend.  The Food Allergy Research and Education organization (FARE) has designed the “Be A PAL – Protect A Life from Food Allergies” campaign for younger children, but college students away from home and family for the first time have unique challenges and need even more support from their friends and fellow students.

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