Food sensor that reveals unwanted ingredients now available

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


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.

The impact of employee behaviors and habits on food safety

Kevin Roberts is an expert in food safety research and training and focuses specifically on overcoming employee barriers to food safety implementation in the commercial foodservice setting.

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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.

Far-reaching food safety rules final

The Food Safety Modernization Act, the first significant update of the Food and Drug Administration’s food safety authority in 70 years, is now final and first two rules are in place.

Salmonella cases linked to Minnesota Chipotle restaurants

Minnesota state health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis reportedly associated with eating at Chipotle restaurants, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The agency stated today that 45 cases of Salmonella Newport infection have been reported since Sept. 2.

'National Food Safety Month' highlights industry best practices

September is the National Restaurant Association's National Food Safety Month. This year's theme is "Let it Flow."

Supply-chain study: Consumers demand sustainable food products

Technomic and Deloitte Advisory research assesses what's next in supply-chain logistics.

Compass Group adopts Five Freedoms for animal welfare

Compass Group joins Wal-Mart and General Mills in embracing Five Freedom’s procurement practices.

Alliance for Hispanic Health supports FDA trans fats busting

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health issued a statement this week on the FDA move to eliminate artificial trans fats from foodservice industry products over the next three years.

Restaurant chains pledge reduction in antibiotics to Obama admin

Critics argue that antibiotics are still a problem in agriculture.

Kaldi's recalls cup sleeves due to fire hazard

Kaldi’s Coffee, based in St. Louis, has recalled about 700,000 disposable paper cup sleeves.

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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.