ChefTec adds Lot Tracking to ChefTec xt3

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...

AllergyEats conference planned for October in NYC

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

Flies twice as filthy as cockroaches, yet customers don't perceive threat

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...

Papa John’s agrees to cover hepatitis A costs from corporate store

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 and Arnold Flakowitz Associates merge

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 repeals requirement for glove use by restaurant workers

California lawmakers repealed a regulation requiring restaurant employees to use gloves or utensils to handle food going directly to diners, according to the Fresno Bee.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...

DiningGrades launches website to report restaurant food poisoning

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 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.

Kitchen Brains intros cloud-based food safety app

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...

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,...

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...

NRA names new SVP of ServSafe

The National Restaurant Association announced the appointment of Sherman Brown as senior vice president of business and financial strategy for its ServSafe Food Safety Program. Previously, Brown served as the NRA's vice president of finance and strategy where he was...

ParTech releases food safety checklist solution

ParTech Inc., a mobile-based, automated solution that provides checklist management for food safety programs and employee-assigned tasks, announced the release of PAR EverServ SureCheck V6, a food safety monitoring and intelligent checklist solution. Features of the EverServ SureCheck V6 include...

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...

WyckWyre acquires online food safety training platform

WyckWyre Food & Hospitality Online Hiring Systems announced that it has acquired the online food safety training platform Keeping It Kleen. With the acquisition, WyckWyre plans to use Keeping It Kleen's training platform to create a learning management system that...

Are restaurants safely serving gluten-free?

The NPD Group estimated that in 2012, 200 million gluten-free meals were requested in restaurants across the country. GREAT Kitchens, an educational training initiative developed by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, is curious to know if those meals were...

NRA's SafeServ program helping Illinois operators navigate regulation changes

The National Restaurant Association and the Illinois Restaurant Association have joined together to educate foodservice operators throughout Illinois regarding updated changes to the state's food safety laws. Through NRA's ServSafe program, the groups will offer solutions for restaurant operators navigating...

Tracking firm finds decrease in flavored vodka sales

Restaurant Sciences LLC, an independent firm that tracks food and beverage product sales throughout the foodservice industry in North America, reports that sales of on-premise flavored vodkas fell 11.7 percent from Q3 2012 to Q3 2013. Analyzing more than 170...

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