Betsy Craig
Betsy Craig brings 20 years of food service industry experience to MenuTrinfo, LLC a menu nutritional labeling Company. Her commitment to the betterment of the food industry and her desire to affect the dining public are the driving forces behind her new company Kitchens with Confidence, LLC. wwwView Betsy Craig's profile on LinkedIn

5 tips to help restaurateurs master menu labeling before May 7 deadline

5 tips to help restaurateurs master menu labeling before May 7 deadline

Menu-labeling expert Betsy Craig shares five compliance tips to help restaurants prep for the May 7th enforcement deadline.

'It's All About that Bass': The bottom line on calorie counts

'It's All About that Bass': The bottom line on calorie counts

Remember the song, "It's All About The Bass" by Meghan Trainor? Well, it's all about the bass for your customers, too, which is why they care about how many calories they are consuming. That's the bottom line.

Is the 'Groundhog Day effect' finally over for menu labeling?

Is the 'Groundhog Day effect' finally over for menu labeling?

We can't predict what will happen over the next three months, but we do think the "Groundhog Day effect" is coming to an end for menu labeling.

Illinois mandating food-allergen training, who's next?

Illinois mandating food-allergen training, who's next?

States are starting to mandate allergen training, but forward-thinking brands are doing it on their own.

Why 367 more days? A debriefing on the menu labeling delay

Why 367 more days? A debriefing on the menu labeling delay

Taking a step back from the new year-long extension in enforcement activation for menu labeling, brands need to give some thoughts to the road ahead and their path on it.

Menu Labeling: Recent clarification means law goes into effect as planned

Menu Labeling: Recent clarification means law goes into effect as planned

Yesterday when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent out its Clarified Statement on Compliance Date, regarding the activation on Dec.

Menu labeling: Follow this checklist to protect your brand

Menu labeling: Follow this checklist to protect your brand

As restaurant operators continue to prepare for the May 5, 2017, menu labeling deadline, many questions and challenges remain. Follow these key pointers to stay in compliance.

The peanut butter (allergy) crunch heard ‘round the country

The peanut butter (allergy) crunch heard ‘round the country

In what should serve as a cautionary tale for the entire foodservice industry, Panera Bread faces a $500,000 lawsuit over a grilled cheese sandwich contaminated with peanut butter.

Time's up: FDA takes final step toward menu labeling

Time's up: FDA takes final step toward menu labeling

Menu-labeling expert Betsy Craig discusses some of the FDA's newest requirements.

5 ways to protect your brand from food-safety crises

5 ways to protect your brand from food-safety crises

Industry execs discussed food-safety best practices at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Dallas.

Why restaurants should use menu-labeling delay to ensure accuracy

Why restaurants should use menu-labeling delay to ensure accuracy

Even though some public health advocates have claimed the extension is a setback for public health, the good news is the delay gives food service operators, specifically the pizza industry, time to get it right.

Food fight on Capitol Hill: A breakdown of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act

Food fight on Capitol Hill: A breakdown of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act

Betsy Craig describes eight ways menu-labeling guidelines will change if HR 2017 becomes a law.

Menus shift to reflect transparency

Menus shift to reflect transparency

While larger chains like Noodles and Company and Panera Bread have taken great measures to provide transparent menu items, other chains are following suit.

5 reasons to love menu labeling

5 reasons to love menu labeling

While it's easy for restaurant operators and their franchisees to intuitively look for reasons to fear menu labeling, there are actually many positive attributes to the legislative requirements, and the long-term results can be a good thing.

Sodium under new federal regulation microscope

Sodium under new federal regulation microscope

The New York City Department of Health is leading this charge and proposed in early June that all chain restaurants with 15 or more locations add a symbol next to menu items that contain more than 2,300 mg of salt.

US House blocks mandatory GMO labeling

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.

Menu labeling mandate pushed back one year

Menu labeling mandate pushed back one year

Although the 12 month delay is welcome by some, brands should not use this time to rest on their laurels. Menu labeling is not going away and the faster restaurant operators can take the step toward compliance the better off they will be when the regulations do take effect.

3 ways to prep for the ban on trans fat

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.

How technology is solving headaches for menu labeling

How technology is solving headaches for menu labeling

The technology that fuels digital menu boards and ordering kiosks within restaurant locations today is being used to maintain nutritional disclosures in real time.

Catering to success with menu labeling

Catering to success with menu labeling

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

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