ALOHA and Happy Holidays from TOBE Co. Food Safety!  

 I always cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.

— W.C. Fields, Tom Frigge

My apologies for this post being late.  I’ve been extremely busy recovering from foodborne illness, teaching classes, conducting audits, and mostly defining issues/solutions to the proposed new Food Safety Regulations we’ve been telling you about.

I gave testimony at the Public Hearings on Oahu last Wednesday, and am working on written testimony to be submitted by the Hawaii Restaurant Association.

I recommend familiarizing yourself with the new regs.  The long way (172 pages) is online, here:   and click on ‘Chapter 50.’

As an alternative, for a summary of the major changes you can check out our website, and click on ‘New Food Safety Regs’ under ‘Helpful Information.’

Reminder – To make sure you’re ready for the New Regulations, call TOBE Co. (235-0797) to set up a Food Safety Audit of your kitchen, and sign up for our ServSafe Class.  Both of those are based on the new regs!

 ServSafe Class

Our next class is Tuesday, January 21.  It will be held at the University of Phoenix facilities.  If you want to register, do so soon by calling 235-0797, or better yet, e-mail me at

Don’t forget about the Employment & Training Fund.  Under this program, the State may pay half the tuition, making your cost (including the book, class, exam & certificate w/75% on exam) just $85.86 (that price is cheap – the book costs over $80 here!).  Our customers have saved more than $50,000 over the years using this great State of Hawaii program!

2014 Class Schedule

Our tentative ServSafe Class Schedule for 2014 is now available on 

Neighbor Islands

We’ve already got some interest from Neighbor Islands but if you are interested in a class on Maui, Kauai, or the Big Island and haven’t yet called or e-mailed us, please do so soon.  Also, if you have a location where we can hold a class on any of these islands, please call or e-mail if you haven’t yet.




University of Phoenix is a trade name and registered trademark of the Apollo Group, Inc.  Its use herein by TOBE Co. to identify the event location is not intended to imply affiliation with, sponsorship or endorsement of the event by the University of Phoenix or the Apollo Group.

On December 17th, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by
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