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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.

Hash House Commits to Serving Safest Choice Eggs

Hash House A Go Go has committed to exclusively using Davidson’s Safest Choice pasteurized eggs when making its twisted farm food.Safest Choice eggs from National Pasteurized Eggs (NPE) are supplied to one Reno, Nevada, and four Las Vegas Hash House locations and are now proudly featured on the menu of its new Chicago location that opened on July 24, 2012.

Eastern Food Safety Launches Online Training Tools

Eastern Food Safety, a leader in food safety education, has launched a new website devoted to a unique series of online training videos for all aspects of the foodservice industry.The website, www.easternfoodsafetyonline.

San Jamar Launches Line of NSF-Certified Oven Mitts

San Jamar, the leader in safety products for foodservice, launches its new line of oven mitts, Cool Touch.Cool Touch mitts, which include a line of fire-retardant mitts, Cool Touch Flame, combine superior protection and durability to stand up to the demands of the commercial kitchen.

NRA Expands Food Safety Education Commitment in China

National Restaurant Association (NRA) representatives traveled to China last month to expand the organization’s commitment to food safety education beyond American borders.While the NRA is already engaged in the Chinese market through its ServSafe International program with partner Ecolab, the trip served as an opportunity to further discuss the importance of food safety training with Chinese foodservice industry professionals and government officials.

NRA Launches Latest ServSafe Manager Course

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) launched its ServSafe Manager Online Course, 6th edition--the Web-based version of its industry-leading "ServSafe Manager Book," 6th Edition training program.

Eastern Food Safety Debuts Food Safety Videos for Kitchen Workers

Eastern Food Safety, a leader in food safety education, has created a revolutionary training program for the food industry that uses language-free, visual demonstrations of food safety procedures.Food Safety Show and Tell videos are available covering five topics: Personal Hygiene, Cross Contamination, Food Storage and Labeling, Time and Temperature Controls, and Cleaning and Sanitizing.

Sodexo Announces Phase Out of Gestation Stalls by 2022

Sodexo Inc., the leading provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions in North America, announced today that it will work with pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation stalls in its supply chain by 2022, a decision supported by The Humane Society of the United States.

Dishing the Dirt on Restaurants Again

It seems every other day there is an alarming headline about restaurants that gives the public another reason to eat at home. The latest jab came from, of all places, an episode of “The Doctor Oz Show,” where fecal matter on menus was a topic du jour.

Cracker Barrel Plans to End Gestation Crate Confinement of Pigs

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., announced today that it will begin formulating plans that provide for a pork supply system within Cracker Barrel that is free of gestation crates, cages used to confine breeding pigs, which have been criticized in recent years due to animal welfare concerns.

Egg Industry, HSUS Ask Senate to Pass Hen Welfare Amendment

In an unprecedented alliance, The Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers are calling on the U.S. Senate to pass an amendment to the Farm Bill to improve the treatment of more than 250 million egg-laying hens and provide a stable and secure future for U.