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25,000+ pounds pepperoni, sausage pizza toppings recalled for possible listeria

25,000+ pounds pepperoni, sausage pizza toppings recalled for possible listeria

Concerns of possible listeria contamination in Indiana and Ohio-distributed pepperoni and sausage pizza toppings have prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to announce that Columbus, Ohio-based, Ezzo Sausage Company, has recalled more than 25,000 pounds of meat toppings, a news…

Tork releases online modules to boost foodservice professionals

Tork releases online modules to boost foodservice professionals

Tork, an Essity brand in workplace hygiene, has launched Reach for the Stars, a free online module series to help foodservice managers and owners improve their business, according to a press release. Foodservice operators will have access to industry insights,…

Uber Eats to screen for food allergies, end automatic utensils and straws

Uber Eats to screen for food allergies, end automatic utensils and straws

Uber Eats is launching an initiative to make the food delivery business healthier and more sustainable, announcing that it will add allergy-friendly filters to the app to help millions of consumers with allergy restrictions or dietary restrictions find a suitable…

Steritech e-book offers insight for restaurant operators

An e-book from Steritech offers restaurant operators insights from more than 1,000 diners on delivery and carry-out experiences.

FDA warns restaurants on using Mexican company's fresh basil

Federal, state and local food safety officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora illnesses potentially linked to fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV in Morelos, Mexico, according to the FDA. The federal food safety agency…

Insurance underwriter introduces comprehensive coverage for restaurants

U.S. Risk Insurance Group, a specialty lines underwriting manager and wholesale broker with 16 domestic and international branches, has introduced a comprehensive insurance program for small and independent restaurant owner operators called Restaurant Guard Insurance. "Our program begins with coverage…

FDA investigates, advises disposal of tahini used by restaurants

Federal, state and local health authorities are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Concord illnesses linked to Karawan Tahini and Halva brand tahini, imported from Israel, which the U.S. has asked to be voluntarily recalled.

Restaurant-distributed ground tuna possible source of Salmonella sicknesses

Federal, state and local health authorities are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to frozen ground tuna sold to restaurants from Jensen Tuna and originally sourced from JK Fish of Vietnam. The U.S.

Pre-cut melon salmonella outbreak sickens 117: What restaurants should do to protect customers

Following an April 12 recall of assorted melons by Indiana-based company, Caito Foods LLC, the FDA and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Carrau linked to pre-cut cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon or mixes of those melons with other fruit, a news release said.

US authorities recall frozen ground tuna after 13 reported ill

Restaurants should not serve or sell frozen ground tuna recalled this week due to a number of Salmonella Newport infections. The U.S.

Check your restaurant freezers: Frozen chicken soup recall

The presence of an undeclared allergen and misbranding in a restaurant chicken soup product prompted the U.S.D.A.'s Food Safety and Inspection Service today to recall Blount Fine Foods' institutional frozen "Chicken & Poblano Pepper Soup" products, incorrectly labeled as "Homestyle…

How restaurants can prep for flooding as spring rains approach

After flooding in the Midwest and in anticipation of what will likely be more flooding this spring when annual rains fall, food safety firm, Steritech released a number of guidelines on how restaurant brands can prepare for flooding situations that…

Unique Foods acquires Pizza Fusion, plans CBD-infused offerings

Unique Foods Corporation today said it has acquired the three-location organic food-focused, Pizza Fusion brand, as a wholly owned subsidiary. A news release about the acquisition said that Pizza Fusion was the world's first restaurant chain to adopt organic restaurant…

Tahini brands recalled after multistate salmonella outbreak

A multi-state salmonella Concord outbreak has led federal food safety authorities to issue a warning and recall of Achdut Ltd. tahini.

Chuck E. Cheese denies YouTube claims that its pizzas are made from uneaten slices

Chuck E. Cheese is disputing claims, in a YouTube video, that its pizzas are made from uneaten pizza slices, BuzzFeed News reported.

Food sensor company maps world's peanut, gluten-free restaurant dishes

Food sensor company, Nima, has launched an online tool that lists gluten-free and peanut-free dishes at chain restaurants. The tool springs from a large testing initiative of the Top 100 restaurant chains aimed at giving those with food allergies the…

Procurant intros blockchain platform for fresh food supply chain

Procurant, a software solutions provider for the food industry, has introduced Procurant One, a cloud-based platform that uses blockchain, IoT and mobile tracking to manage the global fresh food supply chain. Foodservice stakeholders can use the platform to trace, contract…

Government shutdown halts food facility inspections, 'puts our food supply at risk'

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gotlieb told the Washington Post that the agency — which oversees most of the nation's food supply — has halted "all routine inspections of domestic food-processing facilities" as a result of the partial U.S.

Science plays big role in nonprofit foundation's 5 key 2019 US food trends

American citizens want to know not only where their food originated, but how it was produced and how it traveled from farm to fork, according to a study by Washington, D.C.-based International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. "Americans have a…

Listeria-plagued sauce, salad producer ordered to stop selling products

A federal judge has ordered Michigan-based prepared salad, dip and sauce producer, Saranac Brand Foods, to stop selling food products until the company complies with federal regulations and other requirements, according to a U.S. FDA news release.

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