Food Safety and Food Allergies

FSR covers the latest news, processes, and policies for keeping foods healthy and safe—a top requirement for restaurant kitchens that is made more complex by the needs of diners with special diets. Gluten-free is a growing focus, as restaurants serve more diners with allergies, and increasingly restaurants are sourcing local, organic foods, striving for healthier menu options.

 

Educated Urbanites: The New Foodies

An expanding and tasteful demographic is garnering attention from full-service restaurants. Should you target them, too?

Guess Who's Crawling to Dinner Guess Who's Crawling to Dinner

Meeru Dhalwala, chef and co-owner of Shanik in Seattle and Vij’s in Vancouver, British Columbia, first tried insects herself in the summer of 2008 after she read a New York Times article about eating them.  

Industry Hackathon Presents Answers to Operator Challenges

Consumers don't have to look much farther to see the future of dining than Hack//Dining NYC, a weekend-long hackathon run by Food+Tech Connect in collaboration with Applegate, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, Google, and Studio Industries.

Robotic Farms Details Plans to Grow Unlimited Crops

Robotic Farms LLC, an agricultural technology firm, is charted to build thousands of Gravity Grow Domes worldwide over the next decade under contract with food distributors to supply 100 percent organic fruits and vegetables. 

Alabama Hospitality Group Commits to Local Sourcing Alabama Hospitality Group Commits to Local Sourcing

One of Alabama’s largest hospitality groups is implementing a new initiative that expands access to local food for citizens across the region, and extends to growers, purveyors, consumers, chefs, restaurateurs, amateur cooks, food banks, and non-profits. 

Cintas and Ohio Restaurant Association to Host Food Safety Training Course

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne diseases, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year.  For foodservice employees handling food, it's essential they understand how to prevent cross-contamination an

NRA’s ServSafe Program Partners with the Illinois Restaurant Association  NRA’s ServSafe Program Partners with the Illinois Restaurant Association

The National Restaurant Association and the Illinois Restaurant Association have joined together to educate foodservice operators throughout Illinois regarding updated changes to the state’s food safety laws.

AllergyEats Conference Provided Actionable Tips

AllergyEats, the leading guide to allergy-friendly restaurants nationwide, recently held The 2nd Annual AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food Allergies To Ensure Safety & Maximize Customer Engagement, Loyalty, and Revenue.  At

SafetyChain Software to be Showcased at Food Safety Conference

SafetyChain Software, innovators of realtime safety chain management solutions that automate, streamline, and improve food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) while promoting regulatory, 3rd party and customer compliance,is pleased to announce their customer, Flor

First Living Produce Growing Site Announced

Green PolkaDot Box Incorporated, America's premier online membership club for organic and non-GMO natural foods at wholesale pricing, announced that it has broken ground on the 40 acres of land for the installation of vertical growing towers in green houses that will produce the organic produ

Food Services of America Certified for Sustainable Seafood

Food Services of America, one of the largest broadline foodservice distributors in the United States, has just added Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified seafood to ten regional distribution centers, certified by SCS Global Services (SCS).

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