6 Principles of Building a Better Audit Program

Learn the 6 principles to consider when building a better audit program.

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What's in a Good Food Safety Audit?

While no two brands’ needs will ever be exactly the same, selecting an effective food safety auditing partner is a crucial step toward achieving both short and long-term success.

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A Better Way for your Brand

An effective audit must provide a full and accurate account of a location’s performance. That means accounting for both the good and the bad, which is why Steritech Specialists practice a 6:1 emphasis on positive feedback.

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Learning from Chipotle: 4 food safety program guidelines

Chipotle has been repeatedly troubled by food safety concerns, causing its stock to drop and its fan base to dwindle. 23 years ago, Jack in the Box faced a similar situation. To avoid repeating these concepts' mistakes, restaurant operators must make food safety a priority.

Onslaught of Chipotle suits: 2 diners file, 7 other law firms form investor class actions

At least eight U.S. law firms have reported either filing, investigating or forming classes as part of lawsuits against Chipotle in connection with a norovirus outbreak in Sterling, Virginia.

Chipotle and the 'elephant in the dining room'

The restaurant industry and its players are exhaling today after news that Chipotle might be able to overcome its food safety woes of last week and the previous two years. But are we missing a much bigger point in these food safety issues with a once-leading brand?

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Infographic: What's the 'real' cost of product recalls?

An infographic reveals the true cost of a product recall in the food industry, looking at how a product can become contaminated, and what companies can do to avoid it from happening.

Infographic: 10 tips to keep your kitchen up to code

Follow these 10 steps to keep your kitchen safe.

From wobbly table fixes to herbal refrigerators, innovation was on display at NRA (Part 1)

More than 45,000 buyers in the restaurant industry hit Chicago this week to check out the thousands of products and services on display at the National Restaurant Association show.

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

The editors of FastCasual, Pizza Marketplace, QSRWeb and Food Truck Operator share some highlights from the 2017 NRA show in Chicago.

Is your restaurant in compliance with recent fire code changes?

The standard for ventilation control and fire protection of commercial cooking operations (NFPA 96) now requires increased amounts of staff training on fire suppression systems and fire extinguisher operations. Check this list to see if you are in compliance.

Food trucks and restaurants – a symbiotic relationship

While many limited service restaurants are clearly interested in expanding into food trucks, veteran food truck operators are using the skills they develop on their food trucks to open brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Food safety expert: 'When that small voice says — "You can't" — tell it to shut up'

Betsy Craig entered the restaurant industry at age 16 and worked as a bar back, grill cook, kitchen prep bartender, bouncer and a sales exec before creating MenuTrinfo, AllerTrain and Kitchens with Confidence.

Why gluten-free isn't a dying trend

The gluten-free demand, which started a few ago, shows no signs of abatement. Instead, the trend is giving indications that it's spreading to include all restaurant sectors, including those offering quick-service sandwiches and fast casual concoctions of all sorts.

3 surprising food-safety practices that could harm your brand

An effective food safety program is essential, but not all tactics implemented in the interest of good food safety are An effective food safety program is essential, but not all tactics implemented in the interest of good food safety are as helpful as you'd think.as helpful as you'd think.

Top seven steps to supply chain heaven outlined at summit

Figuring out supply chain problems has a new urgency and importance today that might not have existed just three years ago. Here from the Fast Casual Summit last month, seven key steps to supply chain heaven.

Calcuatling the new cost of food spoilage

Forward-thinking companies are embracing new technologies to better position themselves for ongoing profitability.

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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.

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