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....

New app helps consumers find gluten-free establishments

Find Me Gluten Free has launched a new app design to help consumers find gluten-free restaurants on their iPhones and Androids, as well as a new website, findmeglutenfree.com. Both were created to provide a solution to those with Celiac Disease...

Tyson recalls pizza toppings for unlabeled allergen

Tyson Prepared Foods Inc. has recalled more than 12,000 pounds of pizza toppings due to "misbranding" and an undeclared allergen. According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the packaging identifies the products as beef, however they actually contain pork.

Kentucky Restaurant Association training members of food safety, allergens

The Kentucky Restaurant Association is offering its members a discounted 90-minute webinar this month, produced by Kitchens with Confidence, a national food safety training organization based in Fort Collins, Colo. Members can sign up for the webinar, "AllerTrain Managing Food...

Russo's New York Pizzeria adds gluten-free grocery line

Texas-based Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen recently added gluten-free options to their menus. The brands' chef and founder, Anthony Russo, also is rolling out a new gluten-free pizza line at local grocery stores beginning this month. Russo's new pizzas are 100-percent gluten-free, from the crust to the cheese.

US Foods earns International Food Safety and Quality Certification

US Foods has announced that it expects to be the first national foodservice distributor in the country to be certified in food safety and quality according to the International Featured Standard (IFS), a globally recognized standard for safety and quality....

Kitchens with Confidence launches gluten-free, allergy-free webinar

Kitchens with Confidence LLC has announced the launch of an online 90-minute interactive webinar focused on gluten- and allergy-free dining. AllerTrain, a first-of-its-kind training program, will educate foodservice providers about food allergens, intolerances and Celiac disease.

NRA names Christopher Melchert senior manager for Food Safety and Quality Assurance

The National Restaurant Association has announced the addition of Christopher Melchert as senior manager for Food Safety and Quality Assurance, a new position within the government affairs and policy team that illustrates the importance of these critical issues to the...

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