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...

NRA hosting CFI Summit in October

The National Restaurant Association is partnering with the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) to host the 2011 CFI Food System Summit in Chicago Oct. 25-26. The 2011 CFI Food System Summit, "Food Choices – Challenges – Realities," will bring together...

Mark's Pizzeria adds gluten-free option

Rochester, N.Y.-based Mark's Pizzeria, which includes more than 40 locations in New York and Florida, has added a gluten-free option to the menu. The new pizza was added in response to the increased diagnosis rate across the country of celiac...

NRA announces initiative for National Food Safety Education Month

The National Restaurant Association announced a month-long initiative to encourage restaurant and foodservice operators to participate in the 17th Annual National Food Safety Education Month (NFSEM) during September. The campaign focuses on the importance of food safety education and training,...

Giordano's now using approved ingredients

Giordano's is officially using proprietary products at each of its deep-dish pizza restaurants after being accused of the opposite, according to the Chicago Sun Times. Bankruptcy Trustee Philip Martino, who had filed complaints in court against Giordano's franchisees for failing...

Yum! Brands moving away from BPA-laced receipt paper

Yum! Brands, parent company of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, announced that it will transition away from receipt paper that contains bisphenol A (BPA). According to Triple Pundit, Yum!'s decision follows other companies that have recently abandoned BPA-laced paper,...

Gluten-free concept added to 14 units

Boulder, Colo.-based Nick-N-Willy’s will incorporate Gluten-Free Bistro products into 14 more of its locations. The Boulder Weekly reports that the new offerings will be served at locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Kansas. The crusts will be...

Willy O’s Pizza begins gluten-free mass production

South Haven, Mich.-based Willy O’s Pizza & Grille has earned plenty of awards for its gluten-free pizzas. Now, the restaurant's owner, Willy Olund, has decided to take these credentials and expand operations. Olund's Willy O’s Gluten-Free Products, a mass producer...

Kinnikinnick launches gluten-free thin crust line

Edmonton, Alberta-based Kinnikinnick Foods, a gluten-free baked goods manufacturer, has launched a line of gluten-free, family-sized thin crust pizza. The new offering debuted this week at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. In addition to being gluten-free, the new,...

Canadian food labels to include allergy sources

While U.S. restaurants scramble to update menu boards to include nutritional information in compliance of changing healthcare stipulations, Canada is going a step further: In addition to posting the basics, such as calorie, sodium and fat content, Canada’s labels also...

NAFEM show winds down, president's award given

The 2010 North American Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers Show wrapped up Saturday with the announcement of the 2011 NAFEM President's Award, given to The Edlund Company's president Peter Nordell. The award was handed out Feb. 11 at the Orange County Convention...

NAFEM kicks off in Orlando

The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers Show kicked off in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 10 with more than 500 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest technology and equipment for restaurant and foodservice operators. The Vizion Chill ICE heat exchanger One...

Gluten-free takes center stage at Pizza Expo

The global gluten-free market is set to grow by $1.2 billion throughout the next five years, eventually reaching $4.3 billion by 2015, according to recent research by Datamonitor. A majority of that market growth will come from the U.S. foodservice...

Integrated Control Corp. to showcase TempMinder at NAFEM

Integrated Control Corporation will debut its CCP Minder at NAFEM's What's Hot! What's Cool! new product gallery at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 10–12. CCP Minder is a portable, wireless device that not only takes and...

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