Papa John's turns to antiquity to meet latest pizza trend

Sorghum, teff, amaranth and quinoa are all grains used in antiquity. But the food service industry is embracing them as among the trendiest edibles going — one reason that Papa John's is using those four grains in its new gluten-free pizza crust now testing in five large U.S.

Operators and vendors join forces to set supply chain best practices

Foodservice supply chain company, HAVI, has joined with the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, food industry consultants at Kinetic12 and research company, Datassential to help develop what a news release said will be the first set of supply chain best practices...

With 10 million daily food deliveries, Meituan-Dianping a name to know

It may be relatively unknown in the Western World, but in 20 of China's biggest cities, the name Meituan-Dianping is as commonly heard as Amazon and Google. That's because in China Meituan-Dianping delivers fast food to just about everybody there...

In-N-Out, Mellow Mushroom, Chipotle top list of allergy-friendly chains

The food allergy site, AllergyEats, has dubbed its Top 10 shining star restaurants when it comes to giving customers with food intolerances what they want and need. The Top 10 list is solely focused on how well a chain "accommodated...

[WEBINAR] Food safety, human error and the digital age

It's true. The number of foodborne illnesses has grown in recent years.

[LIVE WEBINAR] Food safety, human error and the digital age

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.

Automated food safety compliance platform hits market

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, Digi International partner for IoT food-safety solution

Telus and Digi International have partnered to introduce an Internet of Things food-safety technology that monitors the temperature of perishable goods.

World's largest food service provider goes totally cage-free

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.

The rise of the grocerant triggers rising food-safety concerns

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...

Seattle E. coli outbreak spreads to 4 states, original restaurant not only source

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.

Something's fishy: 1 in 5 seafood samples fraudulently labeled

A new worldwide study of the global seafood supply chain finds it's rife with fraud.

Pret a Manger hit with lawsuit

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...

New food allergy app seeks restaurants' participation

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 aims to make it a cage-free egg world

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 starts serving antibiotic-free chicken today

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...

HarbisonWalker International heats up pizza industry with OVENZZ

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.

IntelliDish coming to a commercial kitchen near you

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 is a healthful Italian

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...

Tech, information partnership create tool to target supply chain safety

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...

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