Mistakes are inevitable in any endeavor, but with all the players and products involved in a typical food service operation, they are almost sure to occur. That's a scary thought when you consider that — at least in some cases involving food safety issues — there are not only whole brands at stake, but most importantly, human life.
VeriSolutions and AT&T have created an automated system to help restaurant brands comply with food-safety guidelines. VeriSolutions' platform features a temperature-monitoring solution using AT&T IoT technology to gain insight into equipment, including: • AT&T global SIM-embedded sensors for temperature and...
Telus and Digi International have partnered to introduce an Internet of Things food-safety technology that monitors the temperature of perishable goods.
The world’s largest food service provider, Compass Group, said today it is replacing all of its eggs — liquid and shelled — with cage-free varieties in 50 countries worldwide. According to the company's website, globally they and their partners provide 4 billion meals annually in 50,000 locations.
For proof that an increasing number of Americans are purchasing "restaurant-style food" at their groceries, you need look no further than the fact that this business even has a newly coined name: The grocerant. In fact, supermarket-provided restaurant-style meals are...
At least 10 people in four states have been sickened by a Shiga toxin-producing strain of E. Coli 0157, according to multiple news reports, including the Seattle Times.
A new worldwide study of the global seafood supply chain finds it's rife with fraud.
A New York City man is suing Pret a Manger after he a went into anaphylactic shock. He alleges that the restaurant staff served him food containing sesame after assuring him the food was free of the allergen. The New...
A new app introduced this week called DineSafe claims to take the risk out of eating out for people who have allergies or who are on special diets. About 15 million Americans have food allergies, while 60 percent have dietary restrictions, according to a news release from DineSafe.
Sodexo, a food service company, is partnering with Humane Society International to supply cage-free eggs across the globe by 2025. The announcement follows a pledge to switch 20 million pounds of liquid eggs used in the U.S. to cage-free in the next five years.
Papa Murphy's today became the first national chain pizza restaurant to commit to serving all antibiotic-free chicken for everything on its menu containing the poultry item. In a news release Monday afternoon, the chain said all of its more than...
Harbison Walker International is rolling out Ovenzz, firebrick and refractory ceramic material solutions, for residential brick ovens. The line of products includes Ovenzz brick, LW cast, cast, and mortar. Each application is designed to improve heat efficiency and meets the American National Standard International Standard 51.
The Diversey Care division of Sealed Air is rolling out a commercial dishwasher operating system, IntelliDish. The system is designed to ensure dishwasher performance and productivity, while being mindful of conservation, according to a press release. IntelliDish uses cloud-based monitoring...
Hot Italian Pizza is not only "hot" but healthful, according to a national body that certifies restaurant products that meet benchmarks for nutritional and environmental stewardship. The chain became the nation's first and, as of now, only pizzeria to achieve...
FoodLogiQ, a software solutions company that measures food safety, has joined with the product information network, 1World Sync, to create a tool that allows food service managers to trace products that they use daily across the supply chain to ensure...
Pizza Hut is getting on board with an industry-wide movement to cut the less healthful ingredients out of its menu, according to a company press release. This week the Yum! Brand said in a news release that it is committed...
A second lawsuit is pending against Pizza Ranch on behalf of a Nebraska child who was hospitalized for four weeks with complications from E.coli.
Chipotle isn't the only large chain reporting food-safety issues.
A national food safety law firm is representing the family of a 7-year-old girl from Kansas who was sickened in a public outbreak of toxic E. coli 0157. This newly announced outbreak includes at least five other E. coli patients in Minnesota and health officials have associated the illnesses with contaminated food served at Pizza Ranch restaurants.
Amid national attention around food borne illnesses and increasing customer expectations, it's more important than ever for restaurant operators to achieve greater transparency throughout the food supply chain, which was the topic of a free webinar hosted Tuesday on FastCasual.com.