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Allergen awareness: Why American brands should be watching the EU

The focus on establishments that serve food items will become more prevalent as the number of people born with allergens continues to increase.

6 steps to promote staff, customer allergen awareness

Have a disclaimer up in your restaurant that lets customers know the efforts made to accommodate diners with special dietary needs.

Navigating the new food codes: Part 1

Operators need to know the 8 major allergens and the best practices surrounding the use of separate containers and preparation methods designed to prevent cross-contact.

Health focus driving children's menu options

Although it is not the restaurant industry's job to fix the problems associated with childhood obesity, the industry can take steps to ensure children of all socio-economic backgrounds have access to healthy meals.

Restaurant industry still in the gluten-free honeymoon phase

As Celiac Awareness Month approaches, one industry expert predicts the diet's growth will continue for the next few years.

Allergy training on continued education fast track

It is imperative to train managers, chefs, line cooks and servers about the importance of cross contamination and food preparation.

Gluten-free’s house of cards is beginning to fall

If you decide to enter the gluten-free market, prepare to downsize production as the trend downsizes.

How state regulations could transform allergen awareness

Teach your staff how to identify and respond to a possible allergic reactions.

Pizza is now the second-leading gluten-free dish on all menus

On average, independent pizzas are about $2 more than chain pizzas.

The importance of food safety training

There have been an increased number of diners with food allergies and it's our job to ensure they're protected.

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NEWS


Papa Murphy’s adds gluten-free option

Papa Murphy's and Boulder Brands, the makers of Udi's Gluten Free branded products, today announced a partnership to bring Udi's Gluten Free pizza crust to Papa Murphy's locations. Papa Murphy’s stores will begin offering the gluten-free option this month and...

AllergyEats conference planned for October in NYC

The 2014 AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference is set for Oct. 21 beginning at 8 a.m.

Roma’s Pizza rolls out gluten-free menu

Dallas-based and family-owned Roma’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant marked its 10th anniversary on June 14. To celebrate, the company introduced gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes, as well as an online/mobile ordering option. "We would like to assure our customers that...

Culinary Software Services releases new version of ChefTec software

Culinary Software Services recently announced the release of ChefTec xt3 software. New features include additional functions, improved performance and updated user interface. According to a news release, the updated software has the ability to identify gluten-free recipes.

Report: Taste and cost continue to be gluten-free barriers for consumers

Although just 11 percent of U.S. households follow a gluten-free diet, about 25 percent of consumers believe that gluten-free is good for everyone, according to new research from The NPD Group.

NYPD Pizza launches gluten-free menu

Phoenix-based NYPD Pizza has introduced a full gluten-free menu featuring pizzas, appetizers, beverages and desserts. According to a news release, the 10-unit company has installed dedicated gluten-free ovens to support the new menu. "Individuals have special dietary needs and preferences,...

Boston Pizza's GlutenWise menu now available for takeout and delivery

Boston Pizza announced today that it is now offering its GlutenWise menu online for takeout and delivery, just in time for Celiac Awareness Month in May. To help drive awareness of Boston Pizza's move to offer their GlutenWise menu online,...

Gluten-free menu mentions up 200 percent since 2010

According to new research from Mintel Menu Insights, the use of "organic" on restaurant menus has declined by 28 percent from 2010 to 2013. Organic continues to be the leading ethical claim on menus, however. "The reality is that organic...

Report: 52% of restaurant chains plan to add gluten-free options this year

More than half of U.S. chain restaurants plan to increase their light- or low-calorie menu items this year, with 52 percent adding offerings to their gluten-free menu, according to a national menu price survey by restaurant supply-chain co-op SpenDifference. The...

Mellow Mushroom, Uno Chicago among most allergy-friendly chains

AllergyEats today released its 2014 list of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains nationwide, which included Uno Chicago Grill and, new this year, Mellow Mushroom. According to a news release, the chains were selected because they rank the highest on AllergyEats' website...

FARE expands foodservice allergy training with MenuTrinfo partnership

Food Allergy Research & Education has announced a partnership with MenuTrinfo, a provider of nutritional analysis and allergen training, to offer the company's AllerTrain program to foodservice operators and their teams. As part of FARE's new College Food Allergy Program,...

MenuTrinfo adds Amtrak to portfolio

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...

California Pizza Kitchen adds gluten-free pizza line

California Pizza Kitchen today announced the launch of a new line of gluten-free pizzas available at restaurants nationwide through a partnership with the Gluten Intolerance Group. The four gluten-free pizzas are prepared using strict procedures set forth and approved by...

MenuTrinfo partners with Food Services of America for allergy training

MenuTrinfo has announced a new partnership with Food Services of America, a broadline foodservice distributor. MenuTrinfo will supply nutritional analysis and allergy training for customers participating in FSA's At Your Service program, which provides restaurant operators with services that assist...

MenuTrinfo offering gluten-free training at foodservice expo

MenuTrinfo, a provider of nutritional analysis and allergen identification for foodservice operators, will be the official provider of allergy and gluten-free training during the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Aug. 18-20 in Los Angeles, and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, Sept.

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