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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.

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 ( 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.

Forbes Highlights Food Safety Company Ecolab

Ecolab Inc. has been named to Forbes magazine's "The World's Most Innovative Companies" list, which appears in the August 8 issue of Forbes. Ecolab ranks 28 out of 100 companies on the global list.

NRA Training Classes Reach Millionth Milestone

Underscoring that it is the restaurant industry’s leader in training and certification solutions, the National Restaurant Association ( celebrated a milestone this month by providing its one millionth training class and exam administration.

Restaurants Should Be Cleaning Up Their Act

One quarter of diners would not complain to a manager if they felt the restaurant they were eating in was unhygienic. They would, however, feel free to pass their negative review on to others, either by word of mouth, or social media.