Have a disclaimer up in your restaurant that lets customers know the efforts made to accommodate diners with special dietary needs.
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.
As Celiac Awareness Month approaches, one industry expert predicts the diet's growth will continue for the next few years.
It is imperative to train managers, chefs, line cooks and servers about the importance of cross contamination and food preparation.
Teach your staff how to identify and respond to a possible allergic reactions.
I worked in kitchens and managed kitchens throughout the 1970s and '80s. There was a generally good awareness of food safety, cross contamination and basic responsibility to the dining public.
There have been an increased number of diners with food allergies and it's our job to ensure they're protected.
There were more than 200 million gluten-free menu requests last year, but the option still hasn't reached critical mass.
Soy sauce usually contains gluten and it's a big part of other sauces, such as Teriyaki, Hoisin and black bean.
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Now, blame for food litigation is at the executive level, and criminal charges are common.
As part of its strong commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association announced this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM) will mark its 20-year anniversary by featuring the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years.
RMD Technologies, LCC recently launched the D-Mometer and TAM Network, a "machine-to-machine" (M2M) solution that provides businesses and consumers real-time information on the time and temperature exposure of meats, produce and other perishable items.
The city of Shanghai has asked several major restaurant chains to post information about product sources in the wake of a supplier scandal.
Culinary Software Services announced the availability of Lot Tracking as an add-on feature in the recently released ChefTec xt3. "The ChefTec Lot Tracking Module allows the operators to quickly establish the source and movement of the affected food items and...
The 2014 AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference is set for Oct. 21 beginning at 8 a.m.
Restaurant patrons underestimate the health threats flies present, according to a new survey released by Orkin. Of the survey respondents, 61 percent would continue eating their meal after a fly touched and contaminated it, while just 3 percent of survey...
A North Carolina-based, company-owned Papa John’s location has been identified as the original source of a hepatitis A outbreak that happened in late March/early April. And, according to the Independent Tribune, Papa John’s International Inc.
Comprehensive Food Safety, a division of RK Environmental Services, announced today that it will merge with Arnold Flakowitz Associates. CFS and AFA provide consulting, auditing and training to food processors and distributors.
"We will serve each client with integrity and the commitment to help obtain their goals quickly and efficiently.
California lawmakers repealed a regulation requiring restaurant employees to use gloves or utensils to handle food going directly to diners, according to the Fresno Bee. The regulation would have gone into effect on July 1. The regulation was similar to...
Restaurant patrons can now report a suspected restaurant food poisoning event on DiningGrades.com and provide information to restaurant management, health departments and diners. DiningGrades.com has developed the free solution that includes the following features: After selecting the restaurant, the user...
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.
Kitchen Brains has announced the release of SCK Food Safety Manager, a cloud-based application for foodservice operators. According to a news release, the SCK Food Safety Manager aggregates data from static and handheld sensors along with data-collection devices to ensure...
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 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,...
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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...