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...

Kosher certification program focuses on food safety

A Canadian Rabbi has launched a Kosher food certification program designed to inform consumers whether certain products meet the strict standards of Kosher food handling. The Kosher Check program will also ensure that manufacturers have warranted that their operational activities...

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...

Foodservice certification set for national expansion

Committed to winning America's fight against diabetes, obesity and other diet-related diseases, the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) has announced that it has almost doubled the number of REAL Certified restaurants in and around Washington D.C., including the first...

National Food Safety Month campaign kicks off

The National Restaurant Association is hosting its annual National Food Safety Month throughout September. This year's campaign spotlights the increasing importance of food allergen awareness and builds public knowledge for the restaurant and foodservice industry's commitment to all aspects of...

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.

Nat'l Food Service Security Council rebrands itself

The National Food Service Security Council announced today at its 34th Annual Conference that it has changed its name to the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA). The change comes after a 16-month brand evaluation, according to James Brussow,...

FDA standardizes 'gluten-free' definition for food industry

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a new regulation defining the term "gluten-free" for voluntary food labeling. According to a news release, this will provide a uniform standard definition to help the up to 3 million Americans who...

NRA offering new allergen awareness program for restaurateurs

The National Restaurant Association announced the launch of ServSafe Allergens Online Course, a new online training course from the creators of the ServSafe food safety program designed to help restaurants address food allergens. The education tool was developed in partnership...

Burke names new quality assurance leader

Burke Corporation has announced that Amanda Lockhart will be director of Quality Assurance and Technical Services. Lockhart joins the Burke team to oversee food safety and quality systems and support the operations, sales and marketing groups. "Amanda's deep experience and...

5 risk management tips for the food industry

SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services LLC, a California-based insurance agency, has provided five risk management tips for the foodservice industry. Coverage for supply chain risk. Supply delivery can be interrupted by many factors, including adverse weather, infrastructure issues, price increases or damage to a supplier location.

AllergyEats plans Food Allergy Conference for restaurateurs

AllergyEats, a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants nationwide, will present its 2nd Annual Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food Allergies To Ensure Safety & Maximize Customer Engagement, Loyalty and Revenue. The event will include speakers...

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