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...

Massachusetts restaurants prep for food allergy law

As of Feb. 1, all Massachusetts restaurants will be required to have a certified food protection manager on staff. The National Restaurant Association and the Massachusetts Restaurant Association jointly unveiled an approved program to help restaurants comply with the state's...

NRA comments on final food safety bill passage

The National Restaurant Association has issued a statement following final passage of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act: "We appreciate the hard work of Congressional leaders to ensure this legislation represents meaningful improvements to the food...

Food Safety Summit to tackle government regulations

The 2011 Food Safety Summit is April 19-21 in Washington, DC. Registration for the event is now open with early bird discounts available. “The 2011 Food Safety Summit is dedicated to providing the highest quality education and solutions available to...

Pennsylvania restaurants on scam alert

Restaurants in Pennsylvania have been warned by the U.S. Agriculture Department of a potential scam involving an unidentified caller claiming to be a health inspector seeking business information. Restaurants in Venango and York counties have recently received the suspicious calls.

Food Safety Reform Bill passes Senate vote

The National Restaurant Association has applauded Tuesday’s Senate passage of S. 510, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act. The act, passed by a vote of 73 to 25, will enable the FDA to order recalls of...

Chiquita unveils FreshRinse produce wash

Chiquita Brands has announced that following years of intensive research and investment, it has introduced FreshRinse, a new produce wash that has been found to dramatically reduce microorganisms on leafy greens. “Based on our extensive research, we view FreshRinse as...

2011 Food Safety Summit set for April

The 13th Annual Food Safety Summit will lead with a ServSafe Training and Certification program on April 18, 2011, at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This year’s event seeks to offer an outstanding educational program that...

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