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MenuTrinfo has been named the nutritional partner for Amtrak, and will conduct menu nutritional services for the railway's food and beverage service.
"MenuTrinfo is honored and thrilled to be the chosen nutritional partner for Amtrak. The vision and direction of the entire Amtrak Food and Beverage team is, in my opinion, cutting edge and very much forward thinking," MenuTrinfo CEO Betsy Craig said in a news release. "It thrills me that Amtrak is taking a magnifying glass to what they can do for the many special dietary needs passengers who ride their railway system daily."
Amtrak made the decision to use MenuTrinfo "to add a resource to our team that was a subject matter expert on nutrition analysis," said Gary Gunderson, deputy chief, Amtrak Food & Beverage Services.
As part of the agreement, Amtrak will leverage MenuTrinfo's Food Facts website, which will provide real time information on menu ingredients and nutrition.
"MenuTrinfo looks forward to training Amtrak chefs on food allergies and gluten free and to assist in verifying the nutritional values and the allergens of the meals," Craig said. "With more than 3 million daily passengers, Amtrak has proven it is committed to protecting the health of the people it serves."
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