Month: January 2012

Industry Leader Kevan Johnston Joins Elara Foodservice Disposables

Jericho, NY – Foodservice industry veteran and food safety expert Kevan Johnston has joined Elara Foodservice Disposables LLC as its Vice President of National Accounts. Johnston has a long, distinguished history in foodservice disposables and food safety, having served as Vice President of Sales & Industry Relations at Daydots Inc. leading up to its successful sale to Ecolab. In addition,…

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Foodservice Industry Perspectives of Industry Veteran Kevan Johnston

Industry expert Kevan Johnston recently joined Elara Foodservice Disposables as Vice President of National Accounts. Johnston has a long, distinguished history in foodservice disposables and food safety, having served as VP of Sales & Industry Relations at Daydots Inc. leading up to its successful sale to Ecolab. Johnston has been a Trustee on the Board of Directors of the National…

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Elara Partners With Island Harvest to Provide Food Relief to the Hungry

Jericho, NY — Elara Foodservice Disposables LLC, a socially responsible manufacturer of single-use gloves, cutlery and related products used by restaurants and institutions, and Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, have teamed up to help Long Islander’s struggling with hunger. Under its signature “One Case/One Meal” program, Elara is providing the financial equivalent of one meal directly to…

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Teaching Our Children About Giving Back

Here’s my son Matthew, all of eight years old, being interviewed by a local news station for a story on kids who are helping to fight hunger. Matthew is one of many school children around Long Island who will be collecting coins for Island Harvest, money that will go to providing food to people struggling with hunger. The coin drive…

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Foodservice Operators Should be Aware of Revisions to Foodborne Illness Estimates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revised their estimates for the annual number of foodborne illnesses: 48 million Americans suffer from domestically acquired foodborne illness associated with 31 identified pathogens and a broad category of unspecified agents. 31 Known Pathogens 9.4 million cases 55,961 hospitalizations 1,351 deaths Unspecified Agents 38.4 million cases 71,878 hospitalizations 1,686 deaths Top…

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