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Best practices for food manufacturing

**Update 04/19/2018**

**Update 2 04/26/2018**

This was going to be a part of my AMA and FAQ, but when I started responding to her to explain best practices for food manufacturing it started getting long so I made it into its own article.

Recently I got some feedback from one of my viewers, Diana. She wrote

“FYI, chocolate chips by ghirardelli, guittard, hershey and other general chocolate makers are not vegan. These companies use the same equipment to make milk chocolate and dark chocolate and DO NOT clean the equipment in between batches of milk and dark chocolate. So there will be a significant amount of milk in the dark chocolate. You have to buy from a company with separate equipment for dairy free chocolate to get vegan chocolate. Enjoy Life makes vegan chocolate chips.”

Click to read my response

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Knife safety, cutting techniques, and buying guide

Today I am bringing you something different. I am going to show you some knife safety and handling tips, cutting techniques, and a buying guide to choose the best knife to work with. This video is split into four segments, so look at the time table below and forward to the segment that you want to see if you don’t want to sit through the entire video.

00:47 Knife Safety
07:51 Knife Handling
12:11 Cutting techniques
33:44 Buying guide

Some handpicked knives for your consideration. All inexpensive and good quality tools:
This is a complete Victorinox knife set with a wooden block
If you want to piece your knife set together:
Knife bag to protect your knives when not in use
Victorinox 8 inch chef knife
Victorinox 10 inch honing steel
Victorinox bread knife
Victorinox paring knife
Victorinox serrated utility knife
This is the cutting board I have. It is 15×20 (38x50cm) which is right in the middle of being too small and too big.
Medium cutting board
If you would like a slightly smaller cutting board then this may be an option. It is 12×18 (30x46cm)
Small cutting board
Know the temperatures of your food
thermometer

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