Sodexo aims to make it a cage-free egg world

Sodexo, a food service company, is partnering with Humane Society International to supply cage-free eggs across the globe by 2025. The announcement follows a pledge to switch 20 million pounds of liquid eggs used in the U.S. to cage-free in the next five years.

Papa Murphy's starts serving antibiotic-free chicken today

Papa Murphy's today became the first national chain pizza restaurant to commit to serving all antibiotic-free chicken for everything on its menu containing the poultry item. In a news release Monday afternoon, the chain said all of its more than...

HarbisonWalker International heats up pizza industry with OVENZZ

Harbison Walker International is rolling out Ovenzz, firebrick and refractory ceramic material solutions, for residential brick ovens. The line of products includes Ovenzz brick, LW cast, cast, and mortar. Each application is designed to improve heat efficiency and meets the American National Standard International Standard 51.

IntelliDish coming to a commercial kitchen near you

The Diversey Care division of Sealed Air is rolling out a commercial dishwasher operating system, IntelliDish. The system is designed to ensure dishwasher performance and productivity, while being mindful of conservation, according to a press release. IntelliDish uses cloud-based monitoring...

Hot Italian is a healthful Italian

Hot Italian Pizza is not only "hot" but healthful, according to a national body that certifies restaurant products that meet benchmarks for nutritional and environmental stewardship. The chain became the nation's first and, as of now, only pizzeria to achieve...

Tech, information partnership create tool to target supply chain safety

FoodLogiQ, a software solutions company that measures food safety, has joined with the product information network, 1World Sync, to create a tool that allows food service managers to trace products that they use daily across the supply chain to ensure...

Pizza Hut pledges to halt use of BHA/BHT, some preservatives and antibiotics

Pizza Hut is getting on board with an industry-wide movement to cut the less healthful ingredients out of its menu, according to a company press release. This week the Yum! Brand said in a news release that it is committed...

Second Pizza Ranch lawsuit filed on behalf of child sickened with E.coli

A second lawsuit is pending against Pizza Ranch on behalf of a Nebraska child who was hospitalized for four weeks with complications from E.coli.

E. coli outbreak linked to Pizza Ranch

Chipotle isn't the only large chain reporting food-safety issues.

Law firm represents family of girl sickened in Pizza Ranch E. coli outbreak

A national food safety law firm is representing the family of a 7-year-old girl from Kansas who was sickened in a public outbreak of toxic E. coli 0157. This newly announced outbreak includes at least five other E. coli patients in Minnesota and health officials have associated the illnesses with contaminated food served at Pizza Ranch restaurants.

Webinar download: Subway, Cava Grill execs discuss supply chain traceability

Amid national attention around food borne illnesses and increasing customer expectations, it's more important than ever for restaurant operators to achieve greater transparency throughout the food supply chain, which was the topic of a free webinar hosted Tuesday on FastCasual.com.

Are your employees using these 4 hand-hygiene techniues?

Handwashing is a key part of infection prevention in restaurants, yet not everyone performs it regularly or properly.

MenuTrinfo launches food allergy, gluten-free training website

MenuTrinfro's AllerTrain site offers a suite of courses designed to educate a wide variety of food handlers and non-food handlers about food allergies.

Foodservice Packaging Institute releases resource guides on foodservice packaging

The Foodservice Packaging Institute released a set of free resource guides designed to provide accessible, factual information on foodservice packaging

Food sensor that reveals unwanted ingredients now available

6SensorLabs has a new portable sensor that can test food for gluten in approximately two minutes.

Zenput debuts thermometer integration for food quality control, compliance

Zenput, a provider of mobile operations management for retailers and restaurants, has announced an integration with BlueTherm probe thermometers, which lets restaurants, franchises and multi-unit food service businesses instantly measure and log temperature for prepared foods.

What operators can learn from Chipotle's Salmonella outbreak

Tomatoes served at 22 Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in Minnesota were the source of the state's recent Salmonella Newport outbreak.

Report card: 20 of country's largest chains fail antibiotics policies

A report and scorecard released today grading America’s 25 largest fast food and fast casual chains on meat and poultry antibiotics policies failed all but five for allowing routine antibiotic use by meat suppliers.

Far-reaching food safety rules final

The Food Safety Modernization Act, the first significant update of the Food and Drug Administration’s food safety authority in 70 years, is now final and first two rules are in place.

'National Food Safety Month' highlights industry best practices

September is the National Restaurant Association's National Food Safety Month. This year's theme is "Let it Flow."

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