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Educated Urbanites: The New Foodies

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

Darden Restaurants Scores 100 on Corporate Equality Index

Darden Restaurants announced that the company scored 100 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for its business practices and policies toward its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

Smithfield Beats National Averages for Injuries  Smithfield Beats National Averages for Injuries

When it comes to the rate of work-related injuries and illnesses, along with days missed from work, Smithfield Foods, Inc. beat the national averages for all industries, not just the meat industry and animal production segment, according to the U.S.

Restaurant Industry Advocates Patent Reform  Restaurant Industry Advocates Patent Reform

The National Restaurant Association, joined by 36 state restaurant association partners, is calling on Senate leaders to support reforms that will provide restaurateurs and other technology end-users with relief from abusive demands from patent trolls.

Over 1,000 Restaurateurs Take Advantage of NRA Notification Tool

More than 1,000 restaurateurs have taken advantage of the National Restaurant Association’s Notification Tool, an online resource designed to help employers meet the October 1 deadline to notify employees about government-run health insurance exchanges.

NRA Objects to Credit Card Swipe Fees  NRA Objects to Credit Card Swipe Fees

The National Restaurant Association is reiterating its strenuous objection to a proposed settlement in ongoing litigation over credit card interchange swipe fees. In testimony for a U.S.

NRA Helps Restaurants Meet Deadline for Employee Notification of Health Insurance Exchanges NRA Helps Restaurants Meet Deadline for Employee Notification of Health Insurance Exchanges

The National Restaurant Association has launched a new tool to help restaurateurs notify employees about new government-run health insurance marketplaces by the October 1 deadline.

FDA to Hold a Public Meeting on Two Proposed Rules under FSMA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Proposed Rules on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs and the Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies Public Meeting.

National Restaurant Association Commends Introduction of Lipinski 40-Hour Bill  National Restaurant Association Commends Introduction of Lipinski 40-Hour Bill

The National Restaurant Association applauded Congressman Dan Lipinski’s efforts to change the 2010 health care law’s definition of full-time to 40 hours per week, noting the growing support among lawmakers in both political parties and chambers of Congress in addressing this challeng

National Restaurant Association Releases Statement on Federal Reserve Court Decision  National Restaurant Association Releases Statement on Federal Reserve Court Decision

The National Restaurant Association said a U.S. District Court’s ruling in favor of the Association and co-plaintiffs in its challenge against the Federal Reserve’s debit fee rulemaking is a “tremendous victory” for merchants and their customers.

Food Industry Welcomes New Guidelines Promoting Food Safety

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack commended the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) for the new CIFOR Foodborne Illness Response Guidelines for Owners, Operators, and Managers of Food Establishments.

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