How Safe is Bed & Breakfast, Motel or Hotel Breakfast Food?

 

On a recent cross-country auto trip, we stayed in several nationally known motel chains. Alternately we often will stay in a Bed & Breakfast and/or independent motel or hotel that is highly rated by fellow consumers on travel websites.

I frequently wonder how many of the server staff have had food safety training. I assume that most national motel chains have training courses as part of their orientation. But what about the bed and breakfast or the independent motels? I would guess the standards may not be at the same level.

Research has shown that food safety standards in a typical home fail to meet recognized food safety standards. If the servers in the aforementioned have not had any food safety training, guests are at increased risk of food borne illness.

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Choosing Safe Food While Traveling Internationally

My wife and I returned from a trip to Baltic region of northern Europe. I didn’t want anything to steal from the precious moments so, amongst other things, while there, I was constantly cognizant of food safety.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a universal food safety grade you could reference when traveling internationally? Now you do in the USA, Canada and the U.K.

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Choosing Safe Lodging Breakfast Food

We like staying in motels that offer breakfast. It’s convenient and it saves money. Can’t beat that. But how clean and how healthy is that breakfast food?

It is reassuring that the respective Health Departments do food safety inspections and often post the results for the public. Unfortunately there are many Health Departments that do not post these scores.

Yet, a quick Google search reveals that many people complain of getting food borne illness after eating in a lodging establishment.

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Choosing Safe Fast Food When Traveling by Automobile

If your traveling by automobile with a family, it is tempting to pack a cooler with foods. With three kids, now adults, we always did.

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Choosing a Safe Restaurant While Walking the Streets

It’s a lot of fun to walk the streets of larger cities, look at the menu, the prices and the atmosphere from the outside. Perhaps, like me, you look for stickers on the windows from notable travel sites. All of this goes into your decision making to enter and enjoy the evening dining out.

Fortunately, now you can add excellence in food safety and “Dine Out with Confidence” by looking for the DiningGrades.com A+ Window Decal.

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Cruise Ships and Disease

One quarter of passengers on a British cruise ship got norovirus.

Historic Cuba Cruise Returns to US with suspected outbreak.

Dozens of Star Princess Passengers Sickened by Stomach Bug

With headlines like that why would you travel on a cruise line?

We have taken several cruise trips and are taking a cruise from Alaska to Vancouver soon. I have been impressed with the attention to food safety on cruise lines. But remember you are at risk as the quarters are close.

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International Travel with a Taste for Food Safety

My wife and returned from a trip to Israel and Jordon with our church group and family. In many ways it was a pilgrimage of a lifetime. I didn’t want anything to steal the important precious moments so, amongst other things, while there I was constantly cognizant of food safety. Many of my travel companions knew about my connection to DiningGrades.com so I tried not to increase anyone’s anxiety but there were significant food safety risks.

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Car Travel and Keeping Bugs out of your Food

If your traveling with a family, as 47% of american families will do this summer, it is tempting to pack a cooler with foods. With three kids, now adults, we always did.

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