Gluten-free market jumps 28 percent in four years

The market for gluten-free foods and beverages has continued to grow even faster than anticipated, according to "Gluten-Free Foods and Beverages in the U.S.," a new report by Packaged Facts. The market will reach $4.2 billion in 2012, for a...

Pie Five Pizza Co. introduces gluten-free crust

Pie Five Pizza Co., a division of Pizza Inn Holdings Inc., has added a gluten-free crust to its menu at all eight of its Dallas-Fort Worth locations. "We are thrilled to introduce gluten-free crust to the Pie Five menu," said Interim CEO Clinton Coleman. "Now those on a gluten-free diet can still enjoy pizza on a regular basis.

Canada's Pizza 73 introduces gluten-free menu

Pizza 73, with 72 locations throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, has introduced a gluten-free menu featuring four new pizzas. Available in a 10-inch crust, the line of gluten-free pizzas are made using a rice-based flour as the main ingredient...

Report: Consumers not 'extremely' concerned about food safety

Even with frequent food safety outbreaks and recalls, concern levels about the safety of the U.S. food supply remain relatively constant with temporary spikes when news of an outbreak occurs, according to market research firm The NPD Group. NPD's Food...

Russo's rolls out gluten-free pizzas at retailers

Russo's New York Pizzeria's gluten-free pizzas will be available in the frozen aisle of grocery retailers beginning in October. Demand for the gluten-free options has been high since Chef Anthony Russo rolled them out at most of the 28 Russo's...

Boston Pizza launches UFC-themed promotion

Boston Pizza, the Official Sports Bar of UFC Canada, is offering the chance to meet UFC President Dana White at UFC 154 in Montreal by participating in its Tough Enough contest. The contest, beginning today through to Oct.

AllergyEats to debut food allergy conference for restaurateurs

AllergyEats will host the inaugural "Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food Allergies To Ensure Safety & Maximize Customer Engagement, Loyalty, and Revenue," on Oct. 16 from 8 a.m.

National Restaurant Association expands food safety education in China

National Restaurant Association representatives traveled to China last month to expand the organization's commitment to food safety education there. While the NRA is already engaged in the Chinese market through its ServSafe International program with partner Ecolab, the trip served...

Kitchens With Confidence partners with Allergy Eats

Kitchens with Confidence, an international food training organization based in Northern Colorado, has teamed up with Boston-based AllergyEats, which specializes in rating how well restaurants cater to consumers with food allergies. Kitchens with Confidence, led by CEO Betsy Craig, is...

Uncle Maddio's introduces gluten-free pizza for kids

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint launched a gluten-free kids' pizza this week. The kids' meal pizzas are available with a choice of more than 25 gluten-free toppings. For people with gluten allergies, including celiac disease, eating food containing gluten can cause varying degrees of illness and internal bodily damage.

NRA launches sixth ServSafe Manager course

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has launched its ServSafe Manager Online Course, 6th Edition – the web-based version of its ServSafe Manager Book, 6th Edition training program. The ServSafe Manager Book, 6th Edition for classroom training was introduced in April....

Gatti's Pizza introduces gluten-free offerings

On July 31, Gatti's Pizza will offer guests one free 12-inch medium three-topping gluten-free pizza. This one day event kicks off the launch of gluten-free pizzas now available at all 16 Gatti's Pizza restaurants in Austin, Texas. The free gluten-free...

Papa John's Malaysia earns international quality control award

Papa John's Malaysia recently received the International Quality Control Centre (QCC) Top Performance award for both 2010 and 2011. According to the Sun Daily, the award is given to the best global franchise market that achieves top performance in the...

Tests detect little to no gluten in Domino's new crust

Inspired by recent controversy surrounding Domino's Pizza's new gluten-free crusts, CeliAct, producers of nutritional supplements for people with celiac disease, conducted tests on the pizza to see if it contained gluten. Using a lab with strict gluten thresholds, CeliAct tested...

Detroit Style Pizza Co. rolls out gluten-free option

Detroit Style Pizza Co. has introduced a new gluten-free pizza, created for customers with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

Majority of restaurateurs and chefs fail celiac test

Chefs and restaurateurs lack a fundamental understanding of gluten-free protocols, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and improving the lives of those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. "When...

Webinar to focus on winning the food safety war

A new webinar from FastCasual.com and Sani Professional will focus on food safety in the restaurant industry. The webinar, Food Safety is a Winnable War: Strategies for Risk Mitigation, will be held May 24 at 2 p.m.

Domino's launches gluten-free crust

Domino's Pizza today launched a gluten-free crust, available in all of its nearly 5,000 U.S. stores and becoming the first national pizza delivery chain to offer such a product. Domino's Pizza consulted with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)...

Naked Pizza sponsors Foggy Awards for gluten-free leaders

Find Me Gluten Free, a gluten-free restaurant and business finder smartphone app, has announced the winners of the inaugural Foggy Awards – honoring leaders in the celiac disease and gluten-free communities. Title sponsor of the Foggy Awards is New Orleans-based...

Celiac awareness foundation now offers restaurant credentialing

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, has launched a gluten-free credentialing program that will enable restaurants to manage the growing interest around gluten-free menu items....

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