Chipotle responds to new cases of E. coli

The recent E. coli outbreak that caused several Chipotle customers in the Pacific Northwest to become ill has now spread, infecting consumers in six states.


Why Chipotle will bounce back from E. coli scare

After closing 43 restaurants in an effort to defuse the health scare caused by the recent E. coli outbreak, Chipotle is doing a deep cleaning of the locations and has hired two food safety consulting firms to help it assess and improve food safety.

Chipotle: Only thing not fresh about our food are bogus ingredient claims

Are the attacks against Chipotle legit, or is the brand suffering from being too successful?

How one restaurant is cutting egg prices

While most restaurants are still passing down higher egg prices to customers thanks to the egg shortage caused by the bird flu, one restaurant has discovered a way to reverse its price hikes.

US House blocks mandatory GMO labeling

On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives took a measured and bold move to block any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops. The house voted and passed HR 1599, which created the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.

3 ways to prep for the ban on trans fat

Foodservice operators can prepare for the June 6 ban by taking a few necessary steps.

Receiving 101: Control and Safety

Whoever is in charge of receiving should follow a standard set of rules in order to maintain the safety of food and ensure you protect your bottom line.

Bird Flu: What restaurants can do to overcome its impact

While financials for publicly traded restaurants remain positive remain positive overall, helped by lower cheese and wheat costs, many operators must still contend the impact of Avian Influenza.

Catering to success with menu labeling

Menu labeling goes beyond in-store menu boards to include catering programs as well as banquet dishes.

Gluten-free beer finds its way

I can't tell you how many photos from friends I receive of restaurant bar menus that feature gluten-free beer. The photos are sent out of enthusiasm for the gluten-free movement making its way to the beer menus across the country...

What do restaurant operators need to know about Ebola?

Ebola has grabbed the headlines, but operators need to be prepared for more mundane risks, like influenza and norovirus.

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Health officials: No E coli found at Chipotle

Public health officials found no E. coli bacteria in Chipotle food samples Monday, which means the chain could soon reopen the locations it closed last week in Washington state and Oregon.

Panera commits to sourcing cage-free eggs

Panera Bread announced today it will use only cage-free eggs by 2020, and is also reducing antibiotics across menus.

Customer sues Chipotle in wake of E. coli outbreak

A customer is suing Chipotle Mexican Grill claiming she was infected with E. coli as a result of eating a burrito bowl at a Vancouver location.

MenuTrinfo launches food allergy, gluten-free training website

MenuTrinfro's AllerTrain site offers a suite of courses designed to educate a wide variety of food handlers and non-food handlers about food allergies.

Chipotle closes 43 restaurants due to E. coli reports

Chipotle shutters 43 restaurants due to potential health issues.

Dickey's Barbecue addresses WHO red meat study

After the World Health Organization announced the possible carcinogenicity of processed and red meats, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants is addressing these concerns.

Foodservice Packaging Institute releases resource guides on foodservice packaging

The Foodservice Packaging Institute released a set of free resource guides designed to provide accessible, factual information on foodservice packaging

Food sensor that reveals unwanted ingredients now available

6SensorLabs has a new portable sensor that can test food for gluten in approximately two minutes.

Noodles & Company giving up artificial flavors, hormones

Noodles & Company has removed all artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners from its core menu.

Starbucks to switch to cage-free eggs by 2020

Starbucks will switch to 100-percent cage-free eggs by 2020

Pork returns to most Chipotle locations

Chipotle Mexican Grill has restored most of its pork supply and is serving carnitas in 90 percent of its restaurants.

Tropical Smoothie implements food-traceability software

Tropical Smoothie Café has partnered with FoodLogiQ, a food safety, traceability and sustainability Software as a Service company, to help the chain with its food safety and traceability initiatives.

Zenput debuts thermometer integration for food quality control, compliance

Zenput, a provider of mobile operations management for retailers and restaurants, has announced an integration with BlueTherm probe thermometers, which lets restaurants, franchises and multi-unit food service businesses instantly measure and log temperature for prepared foods.

What operators can learn from Chipotle's Salmonella outbreak

Tomatoes served at 22 Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in Minnesota were the source of the state's recent Salmonella Newport outbreak.

Report card: 20 of country's largest chains fail antibiotics policies

A report and scorecard released today grading America’s 25 largest fast food and fast casual chains on meat and poultry antibiotics policies failed all but five for allowing routine antibiotic use by meat suppliers.

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Consumer awareness of food safety is growing as government regulations tighten. Restaurant operators must also stay aware of food safety issues and provide training to employees. Check out this research center for the latest news and best practices.