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USDA Risk Management Tool Aims for GAP

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, along with leaders from food and agriculture organizations, introduced today a free online tool to help U.S. producers of all sizes achieve Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) harmonized standards and certification, helping to further expand economic opportunities for American agriculture.

Kitchens with Confidence Launches AllerTrain Webinar

Kitchens with Confidence announces the launch of online training focused on gluten and allergy-free dining.The 90-minute interactive webinar, AllerTrain educates food service providers about food allergens, intolerances, and Celiac disease.

Cintas Hosts Slips, Trips, and Falls Webinar

Industry experts from the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) and the insurance industry will provide attendees with critical information on recent developments in slips, trips, and falls standards, how and when standards will impact their business, and what organizations can do to limit their exposure to expensive lawsuits.

Peter Truitt Receives Bounty of Oregon Award

On Nov. 18, 2011, Peter Truitt, one of the co-founders of Truitt Brothers, Inc., will receive the 2011 Bounty of Oregon Award at the fifth annual banquet at downtown Portland’s University Club.

A Million Dollars Pledged To Food Safety Fund

Announced at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Hawaii, Waters Corporation, along with Mars Incorporated and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), jointly pledged $1 million to create the first ever Global Food Safety Capacity Building fund.

Santa Monica Seafood Receives Safety Certification

Santa Monica Seafood is pleased to announce the Company recently received Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000), making it the first seafood company in the United States to achieve this significant accomplishment.

NRA Adds New Food Safety Leader

The National Restaurant Association hired Christopher Melchert as senior manager for food safety and quality assurance, a new position within the government affairs and policy team that illustrates the importance of these critical issues to the association, as well as the association’s strength in policy and regulatory affairs.

Diners Say Cleanliness Trumps Food

New research from Technomic shows that diners in many U.S. cities consider restaurant cleanliness to be more important than the quality of the food.According to Technomic’s survey of 12,295 consumers throughout the U.

Enjoy Locally Grown Food? Support Farms, Ranches

Diners can show their support for America’s farms and ranches by visiting local restaurants that are participating in American Farmland Trust’s second annual Dine Out for Farms week, from Oct.

Harmoniously Raised Salmon Comes to NYC Market

Verlasso, the world's first provider of harmoniously raised fish, launched its premium salmon with FreshDirect, New York City's premier online grocer. FreshDirect is the first retailer in the United States to offer Verlasso salmon.

Plumbing Into Food Safety Month

September is food safety month, and the ideal time to review practices in your restaurant.According to the National Restaurant Association, a single outbreak of foodborne illness can cost a restaurant approximately $75,000.

What's Your Restaurant's AllergyEats Rating?

Restaurateurs now have another consumer-review tool to monitor.A new app for diners with food allergies that helps them pick restaurants that are allergy-friendly was launched yesterday.  AllergyEats launched a free app for the iPhone and Android smartphones, allowing users to access the peer-based resource anytime, from anywhere.

NRA Offers Sessions, Tips for Food Safety Month

The National Restaurant Association (www.restaurant.org) today announced a month-long initiative to encourage restaurant and foodservice operators to participate in the 17th Annual National Food Safety Education Month (NFSEM) this September.

FDA Releases Employee Health, Hygiene Resource Disc

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is releasing the Employee Health and Personal Hygiene Interactive Resource Disc for use by foodservice establishments and retail food stores in preventing transmission of foodborne pathogens that are often transmitted by sick food employees.

PETA Praises Denny’s Animal Welfare Efforts

National family restaurant chain Denny's has begun buying nearly all of its turkeys from a slaughterhouse that uses controlled-atmosphere stunning (CAS)—the most modern and least cruel poultry slaughter method available.