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.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aimed at strengthening assurances that imported food meets the same safety standards as food produced domestically.
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.
AllergyEats, the leading guide to allergy-friendly restaurants nationwide, presents The 2nd Annual Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food Allergies To Ensure Safety & Maximize Customer Engagement, Loyalty, and Revenue.
Total retail sales of fish and seafood products exceeded $14.7 billion in 2012, up from $13.3 billion in 2008, according to Fish and Seafood Trends in the U.S., a new report from market research firm Packaged Facts.
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.
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, 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.
World Environment Day on June 5th is focusing international attention on food waste. Globally, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that roughly one third of all food is wasted every year.
Indian Harvest, a U.S. supplier of grains and blends to foodservice, manufacturing, and retail, earned Global Food Safety Certification for 2013 from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), an internationally esteemed third-party auditor.
Cintas Corporation, a leaderin fire protection services, has announced that Annaji Sailer, a Cintas employee-partner, has received the prestigious "Vendor of the Year" award from the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA).
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.
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.
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.
As part of an ongoing and proactive effort to monitor food safety and address contaminants in food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released preliminary data on arsenic levels in certain rice and rice products September 19.