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Carl LaFrate

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I can answer food safety questions relative to food processing, retail food and food salvage after a catastrophic event such as a hurricane, flood, ammonia leak or fire. Questions related to HACCP, Regulatory, GFSI, SQF, BRC, liability issues, contamination events, pest infestation, pest control methodology,food safety defense, pathogen prevention such as L. Monocytogenes control in food processing and retail, any subject related to food safety including at home issues.

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2016-09-18 Pasteurization:

Pasteurization lowers the risk of contamination by bacteria associated with food poisoning. It is essential when you are talking about high risk items like milk. Consuming raw milk, milk that has not been

2016-08-02 is vacumn sealed meat safe to eat:

If they were vacuum sealed they can be used but the quality may have suffered. The rule is 4 hours out of refrigeration but since it's vacuumed packed that protects the items from contamination from the

2016-07-20 Frozen Chicken - Food Safety:

Sorry, I see now that you originally said, "Is it safe to take a fried chicken breast that's frozen" I somehow missed the word fried! The answer is it is perfectly safe to thaw cooked chicken and eat it

2016-07-19 Frozen Chicken - Food Safety:

It is unsafe to eat raw chicken without cooking it to an internal minimum temperature of at least 165 degrees. It doesn't matter if it was frozen and thawed in a refrigerator. Raw chicken often contains

2016-07-19 Frozen Chicken - Food Safety:

Hi Jona,    Yes, it is safe to defrost either a fried chicken breast or grilled chicken breast in the refrigerator and then consume it cold.      If the chicken was initially cooked to at least 165 degress

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