Pizza operator speaks out against new FDA regulations

Joe Taylor Southlake, owner of Southlake's Wood Fired Pizza in Sarasota, Fla., is speaking out on new regulations from the Food and Drug Administration that aim to reform the nation's food safety system. This year, the organization adjusted policies regarding...

MenuTrinfo founder wins entrepreneur award

Betsy Craig, founder and president of Fort Collins, Colo.-based MenuTrinfo, was named the 2013 Emerging Entrepreneur of Northern Colorado at the 14th annual Bravo Entrepreneur Awards program held recently. Craig, who overcame a life-threatening autoimmune disease called scleroderma, founded MenuTrinfo...

Mean Green Cleaner gets 'meaner'

Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser has doubled the amount of Chelating Agent in its formula, a blend of biodegradable detergents, just time to help restaurants with spring cleaning. The new formula, ideal for outdoor seating areas, is also...

Gluten-free requests reach new high

In January, about one-third of U.S. adults said they wanted to cut down on gluten or avoid gluten in their diet all together, marking the highest percentage making this claim since The NPD Group began tracking the trend in 2009....

Venice Bakery expands gluten-free pizza line to the UK

Venice Bakery UK will showcase its new "Free From" pizza crust at the International Food and Drink event in London March 17-20. The crust is "free from" gluten, wheat, dairy, soy, corn and egg. According to the company, the secret...

NFSSC taps industry veteran Joe LaRocca to speak in Vegas

Joseph LaRocca, founder and president of RetaiL-Partners, is speaking at The National Food Service Security Council's 34th Annual Conference Aug. 4-7 in Las Vegas. "We're very excited to have someone as experienced and highly thought of as Joe LaRocca to present at our conference," said Jim Forlenza, executive director, NFSSC.

Delorio Foods attains Safe Quality Food certification

DeIorio Foods Inc. of Utica, N.Y., has attained Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification from the SQF Institute, with SGS Australia as the certifying body. This certification is globally recognized as a benchmark for the food safety industry.

Consumer research group names gluten-free as a top 2013 trend

The Values Institute at DGWB, a social science research group, has released its second annual forecast of health-related trends that consumers are expected to embrace in the New Year. They include: 1.

Burke now delivering Gluten-Free Meatballs

The popularity of gluten-free menu items has inspired Burke Corporation, a provider of fully cooked meats and pizza toppings, to roll out its Gluten-Free Meatball. Operators who cater to gluten-free customers can significantly boost their bottom lines, according to a...

Domino's brings its gluten-free pizzas to the UK

About seven months after debuting gluten-free offerings in the U.S., Domino's Pizza is bringing them to the United Kingdom. According to Pizza News UK, Domino's is the first pizza delivery company in that country to feature a gluten-free option. Domino's...

Chuck E. Cheese expands gluten-free pizza nationwide

Behind a successful pilot and increased demand, Chuck E. Cheese announced today that its gluten-free menu – including individual-sized pizzas and chocolate fudge cupcakes – has been expanded nationally. The gluten-free options were initially tested in the spring at Chuck E.

Menu testing services now offered for allergen-friendly meals

Food expert Lara Holland has developed a restaurant training program to help identify menu flaws as operators try to attract consumers with food allergies. Holland works directly with restaurants — from single locations to national chains — to help them...

NYPD Pizza introduces vegan, gluten-free options

To mark World Vegan Month in November, NYPD Pizza has introduced The Veganizza, a specialty vegan pizza made with Daiya dairy-free cheese and topped with spinach, garlic, Roma tomatoes and fresh basil. Daiya cheese is now available for all pizzas...

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.

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