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Starting a New Food Business Workshop 2019

Starting a New Food Business hosted its 10th annual workshop September 3-4, 2019 in Marietta, GA. This workshop addressed many concerns of the Georgia’s food entrepreneurs who are just getting started. Workshop participants’ products ranged from pepper jams, roasted pecans, low sugar cakes to delicious salsa. In this two-day workshop,…
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Outbreak of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli 103 Infections

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed 17 cases of E. coli O103 infection in Georgia. Because this is an ongoing investigation, the number of cases is expected to increase. These illnesses are part of a multistate E. coli…
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Hygienic Zoning for Sanitation Preventive Control

Zoning or segregation of food processing areas presents a unique environment for the food processors to identify area of potentially risk for microbiological cross-contamination. The facility design outlines offers risk-based hazard assessment to determine potential sources of contamination, traffic patterns, employee hygienic practices, and suitable preventive control measure for these areas.
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