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Survey: Restroom Reviews Impact Restaurant Visits

A vast majority of Americans say that negative online reviews about restrooms would deter them from visiting a hotel (91 percent) or a restaurant (89 percent), according to a recent survey commissioned by Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use.

Home Food Delivery Services Draw Food Safety Interest

In a recent meeting of the Association of Food and Drug Officials (2018 AFDO annual conference in Burlington, Vermont), home food delivery services drew great interest due to potential for home delivery services to result in consumer level food safety outbreaks because of the lack of industry and governmental food safety controls.

Pure Bioscience Responds to Latest Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

PURE Bioscience, Inc., creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, responded to the current widespread foodborne illness outbreak associated with romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended consumers avoid all forms of romaine lettuce due to growing numbers of consumers being infected with E.

Survey Reveals Chefs' Top Food Safety Concerns

A new survey conducted by Rubbermaid Commercial Products reveals No. 1 concern for chefs about cross contamination is their customers getting sick. Findings also disclosed nearly two-thirds of chefs worry about how cross-contamination could damage their reputation, especially in the age of social media when more consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.

Nomination Period Now Open for The Sani Awards

Sani Professional, the food safety division of Professional Disposables International (PDI), and the Sani Professional Food Safety Advisory Council (SPFSAC) is calling for nominations in support of The Sani Awards.

A Restaurant's Survival Guide to Natural Disasters

The news has been hard to miss lately. Four major hurricanes hurtled toward American shores, knocking out power, flooding buildings, and ruining lives and businesses in one fell swoop.And many experts agree these catastrophic events are only going to get worse and more frequent.

Critical Food Safety Tips for Hurricane Irma

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Irma.The National Hurricane Center reports that severe hurricane conditions are expected over portions of the Florida peninsula and the Florida Keys beginning Saturday night.

How Fast Rats Can Breed is Terrifying

This probably isn’t a question you’ve asked yourself lately, but perhaps that should change.How many descendants could a pair of rats produce in three years?

Maggiano’s, Burtons Grill Top Allergy-Friendly List

AllergyEats, the leading guide to allergy-friendly restaurants in the U.S., just released its 2017 list of the Top 10 Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains nationwide. The chains on this prestigious list hold the highest ratings on the AllergyEats app and website, per feedback from the food allergy community.

What to Look for When Buying Fresh Shellfish

Nothing ruins a shellfish meal like a mouthful of sand. Keep the sand on the beach where it belongs and eat only the freshest shellfish by taking some pointers from Executive Chef Dusmane Tandia Abdoulaye of Mastro’s Steakhouse New York City on how to buy, prepare, and plate your favorite kind of shellfish.

Now is the Time to Ensure Safety in Food Donations

For food banks and other charitable agencies, perishable food donations have continued to increase, creating more of a need to ensure that the products arrive and are distributed safely. While the food safety risks that potentially come with perishable donations drive some operators away from giving food that may go to waste, there are systems in place to create a safe process.

PURE Bioscience Addresses 2017's Key Food-Safety Challenges

PURE Bioscience, Inc., creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC ) antimicrobial, discusses the company’s positioning to address the major food safety challenges faced by food manufacturers and processors, and restaurant chains this year.

The Top 5 Supply Chain Trends for 2017

Leading cost reduction specialists Consolidated Concepts announced the top five restaurant supply chain trends for 2017. In the coming year, labor costs will continue to challenge restaurant operators even though food costs stabilize.

National Restaurant Association Taking On Norovirus

In an effort to promote awareness and strengthen prevention against norovirus, the National Restaurant Association, the nation’s largest foodservice trade organization, has teamed up with Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, to launch a campaign focused on providing the restaurant industry with a broad range of tools and resources to help combat the spread of the virus.

Lessons In Leftovers

In June, five of the top Bay Area chefs collaborated on a “Waste Not, Want Not” dinner, held at The Perennial in San Francisco. Organized by the Natural Resources Defense Council (nrdc), the benefit had a two-fold goal: to raise money and to showcase a stellar meal made largely using leftover foods.