Proper Frozen Foods Thawing Procedures

A commonly overlooked step in safe food handling is improper thawing of frozen products. Here are some basic do’s and do not’s. The best way is to take the food out a day or 2 before use, and allowing it to defrost by leaving it under refrigeration. This allows the safest and most even defrosting.…

Change in Tip Pool Rules – DOL Plans to Revoke Prior Tip Pool Restrictions

On July 20, 2017, as part of the Trump Administration’s Unified Regulatory Agenda, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its intent to rescind regulations prohibiting tip pools which include certain restaurant staff.  Under prior DOL rules issued in 2011, employers cannot require wait staff, bussers, bartenders, and other customer-facing “front of the house”…