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Director of Strategic Relationships, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.

Pepper Prerogatives






Do you like things spicy? Are you prone to throw a bit (or a lot) of pepperjack on your sandwich to remind you you’re alive? Maybe the mild burn isn’t enough for you…maybe you want to take your taste buds to the edge, shaking the very fabric of common sense, by combining ghost pepper cheese […]

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COVID-19 Food Industry Resources






In times of great uncertainty, informed insight and clarity mean a great deal. Since the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Nelson-Jameson has been continuously monitoring the situation. COVID-19 is already having an impact on the way we interact with food and we want you to be prepared. Our friends at Cornell University have created a useful resource for […]

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Levels of Clean






“Clean” is seemingly a self-apparent word. We know it when we “see” it, right? Perhaps we can “feel” it after we finish the process of cleaning (ooh, it can be a verb too!)? This isn’t meant to get too metaphysical or anything, but if we take a second and really consider the meaning of the […]

Posted in Food Safety, Sanitation & Janitorial
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When it Comes to Food Safety, You Can Never Have Too Much Class…






During our conversations with regulatory folks, a common theme has developed.   Overwhelmingly, regulators have stressed the importance of a “culture of food safety”.   This means that food safety isn’t relegated to only a few individuals in a plant. Instead, a culture of food safety is one where a business has inclusively brought in […]

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On the Frontlines Against Hepatitis A






Wash. Your. Hands. This simple act can do so much to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria. Lately, this has been highlighted most unwelcomingly with a continued outbreak of the hepatitis A virus nationally. The virus, which infects the liver, can cause symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. that may last weeks to […]

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