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Restaurants are embracing consumers' demand to know more.
By Lara Baldwin By now you have probably read headline after headline announcing the FDA’s release of proposed guidelines for calorie labeling in restaurants and vending machines. But what does it all mean? The document itself is 138 pages, but all you want are answers to some very standard questions.
The Pizza Executive Summit, an exclusive executive-only event produced by NetWorld Alliance and hosted by PizzaMarketplace.com, has finalized its keynote speaker, presenters and agenda. The third annual Summit is scheduled for June 26-28 in Chicago at the Sofitel Water Tower....
So what do you feed diners who request a raw meal? While salad is a staple of most raw diets, raw dishes can go far beyond that. It just takes some creativity, skill and know-how to whip out a fab raw dish.
By Steve Coomes In the online ordering section of Domino's Pizza's website is the Cal-O-Meter, a calorie counter that adjusts up or down as customers build their pizza orders. The site also has a "Lighter Options" button that suggests waistline-friendly...
You’ve heard it from your mother a thousand times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But did you know that as of late, it’s also been the most innovative? Over the past six months, we’ve watched a surge of interest and investment come into creating innovative fare for early morning diners.
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...
For the last few months I have read over and over that menu labeling does not have an effect on ordering or calorie reduction. These articles have all been based on one single study across 10 locations of a single restaurant concept in King County, Wash.
Cutting out the salt to make dishes healthier is no new concept; however, cooking without the salt can be a challenging and daunting task. That’s why we compiled this list of five quick tips for serving low sodium menu items....
"The Dough Doctor" touches on calories, ovens, gluten and more.
Green, gluten-free among focuses of annual show.
Does it seem to anyone else that almost out of nowhere, all of a sudden, people are expressing food allergies in amazing numbers? According to the FAAN (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network) “Approximately 12 million people in the U.S. have food allergies.
The American Heart Association has claimed Americans eat too much sodium and is asking restaurants to reduce sodium in their recipes.
Eight foods are responsible for 90% of food allergic reactions. I've assembled this guide to help you (and your kitchen) be on the lookout for a food allergy. MilkMilk allergies are caused by an allergy to one of the three proteins contained in milk: casein, whey, or curds.
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As we continue into 2011 there seems to be a stronger theme of healthy eating. Is all the attention being stirred up by Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign? Or, could it be that with this new administration we have the...
For weeks I have wanted to write this blog; the one that lets you know options and choices for finally getting menu nutritional information on your menu/from your recipes and where to turn. Certainly, I will miss some of the...
With strong support from health professional groups, the food industry, and consumer groups, the president signed into law The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act requiring that the majority of food products under FDA authority carry nutrition labeling. The year was 1990, George Bush Sr.
Four steps that pizza operators can take to stay on trend.
As the New Year began, California decided to stand firm and strong on a very interesting topic for anyone that is in the food service business: menu labeling. That small set of numbers that is popping up on menu boards...
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