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Resources to Help Restaurants Respond to Food Allergies

Nicole Friedman, a Chicago resident, has known for the past three years that her body reacts violently when she eats fish or tree nuts. She avoids these foods at all costs so she doesn’t have to deal with the incessant itching on her tongue and ears, the welts that form on her tongue, and her throat closing.

Good Earth’s Debuts Gluten Sensitive Menu

Good Earth restaurants on Monday, July 22, 2013 introduced what might be the Twin Cities’ most comprehensive Gluten Sensitive Menu.“For guests with Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, knowing what to order can be a real challenge,” says Donna Fahs, Parasole Restaurant Holdings’ divisional vice president.

eMonitor Enhanced with Food Safety Support for Restaurant Chains

Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the award-winning eMonitorTM energy, water, and asset management system, has announced a critical new food safety feature. It has been designed to support chain restaurants' need to monitor refrigeration and food preparation equipment temperatures across all locations.

NRA to Hold Annual Quality Assurance Conference

Quality assurance professionals will trade industry tips and information on emerging issues, trends, and best practices at the National Restaurant Association’s annual executive study group meeting on quality assurance, October 7–8 in Baltimore.

Max's Wine Dive to Serve Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

Max’s Wine Dive, with locations throughout Texas in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas, will begin serving gluten friendly Fried Chicken on Saturday, July 6 for guests to enjoy in time for National Fried Chicken Day.

First Benchmark of Global Food Companies' Approach to Farm Animal Welfare

The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare has released a report that reveals animal welfare is not being properly managed and reported by the food industry. The BBFAW is the first global measure of farm animal welfare management, policy commitment, and disclosure in food companies and is designed for use by investors, companies, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders interested in understanding the relative performance of food companies in this area.

FDA Proposes New Rules to Food-Safety Act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed two additional rules to the Food Safety Modernization Act that it says would help prevent the spread of foodborne illness.The two new rules are part of an ongoing effort focusing on safety and prevention methods associated with domestically produced and imported foods.

Resurrecting the Gulf

Say “Gulf Coast” these days, and two things likely come to folks’ minds: hurricanes and the BP oil spill. But many in the Gulf are hoping Americans, particularly restaurant operators and chefs, will soon think about something else: seafood.