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NRA Releases Food Handler Guide for Food Banking

The National Restaurant Association unveiled its comprehensive food handling training guide for Feeding America’s broad network of food bank employees, agency staff, and volunteers. The “ServSafe Food Handler Guide for Food Banking” is a customized program designed to educate Feeding America’s 200 food banks and more than 60,000 agencies on the proper implementation of food handling and safety.

Infused with Local Color

In hindsight, the owners of District Pour House + Kitchen realized their original concept for the popular Kansas City, Missouri, restaurant was off base.“We had an idea of what we wanted the restaurant to be, but once we were open, it got steered in another direction,” says co-owner Dan McCall, who, along with partner Jason Rourke, initially envisioned a sports-themed operation.

NRA Celebrates 20 Years of Food Safety in September

As part of its strong commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association announced this year’s National Food Safety Month (NFSM), held annually in September, will mark its 20-year anniversary by featuring the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years.

Flavorseal Selects Vice President of Operations

Flavorseal recently completed the strategic expansion of its senior management team with the addition of Corey Raub as the vice president of operations.  This newly created position will oversee the production, warehouse, and purchasing departments, providing additional oversight to these key areas within the Flavorseal organization.

Bad News Broadcasts Fast

The name says it all: Soupfly. It’s the recently launched app from Spectrum Solutions that neatly packages the failing health scores restaurants earn and puts them in front of consumers, along with diner comments from restaurant review websites.

Guess Who's Crawling to Dinner

Meeru Dhalwala, chef and co-owner of Shanik in Seattle and Vij’s in Vancouver, British Columbia, first tried insects herself in the summer of 2008 after she read a New York Times article about eating them.

Industry Hackathon Presents Answers to Operator Challenges

Consumers don't have to look much farther to see the future of dining than Hack//Dining NYC, a weekend-long hackathon run by Food+Tech Connect in collaboration with Applegate, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, Google, and Studio Industries.

Robotic Farms Details Plans to Grow Unlimited Crops

Robotic Farms LLC, an agricultural technology firm, is charted to build thousands of Gravity Grow Domes worldwide over the next decade under contract with food distributors to supply 100 percent organic fruits and vegetables.

Alabama Hospitality Group Commits to Local Sourcing

One of Alabama’s largest hospitality groups is implementing a new initiative that expands access to local food for citizens across the region, and extends to growers, purveyors, consumers, chefs, restaurateurs, amateur cooks, food banks, and non-profits.

Cintas and Ohio Restaurant Association to Host Food Safety Training Course

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne diseases, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year.  For foodservice employees handling food, it's essential they understand how to prevent cross-contamination and maintain a safe kitchen environment at all times.

AllergyEats Conference Provided Actionable Tips

AllergyEats, the leading guide to allergy-friendly restaurants nationwide, recently held The 2nd Annual AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food Allergies To Ensure Safety & Maximize Customer Engagement, Loyalty, and Revenue.

SafetyChain Software to be Showcased at Food Safety Conference

SafetyChain Software, innovators of realtime safety chain management solutions that automate, streamline, and improve food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) while promoting regulatory, 3rd party and customer compliance,is pleased to announce their customer, Florida Caribbean Distillers, will be presenting at the Food Safety Consortium conference taking place December 4­—5 in Schaumburg, Illinois.

First Living Produce Growing Site Announced

Green PolkaDot Box Incorporated, America's premier online membership club for organic and non-GMO natural foods at wholesale pricing, announced that it has broken ground on the 40 acres of land for the installation of vertical growing towers in green houses that will produce the organic produce sold as Living Produce.

Food Services of America Certified for Sustainable Seafood

Food Services of America, one of the largest broadline foodservice distributors in the United States, has just added Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified seafood to ten regional distribution centers, certified by SCS Global Services (SCS).