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FDA Ruling Bans Trans Fats

On Tuesday, June 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a firm, 3-year timetable for food manufacturers to eliminate trans fats. While many restaurants and suppliers have been taking measures for years to reduce and remove the partially hydrogenated oils that produce trans fats, the ruling will pose a costly challenge to some sections of the industry.

Menus Of Change General Sessions Available Via Webcast

For the third year, more than 350 executives, experts, and innovators in food, foodservice, health and wellness, nutrition, and environmental science will come together for the Menus of Change leadership summit, which is co-presented by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Harvard T.

Johnny Rockets Appoints New VP of Operations and Training

Johnny Rockets, the global restaurant chain, announced the appointment of Jim Kensinger in the newly created role of vice president of operations services and training. Kensinger is responsible for improving the quality, consistency, and profitability of the brand's franchise and corporate restaurants worldwide through communication, training, and engagement.

James Beard Foundation Preps For 7th Chefs Boot Camp

More than a dozen chefs from around the country will convene for the James Beard Foundation (JBF)’s seventh Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change at Glynwood in Cold Spring, New York, from June 7 through June 9.

Soy Growers Push For Reform in Imported Meat Labeling

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has again called for a coordinated approach to fix the United States’ mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) rule for imported meat. ASA’s call comes in light of a ruling Monday from the World Trade Organization Appellate Body that determined the COOL rule gives domestic producers an unfair advantage over importers from Canada and Mexico.

Brands Prepare for Menu-Labeling Law

As the date nears for enforcing federal menu-labeling regulations, numerous full-service restaurants are putting the finishing touches on their compliance plans.Companies with 20 or more units must accede by Dec.

Georgia Forms Apprenticeship Program For High School Students

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 2 into law.This bill, sponsored by Senator Lindsey Tippins (R – Marietta) on behalf of Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, allows high school students to earn a high school diploma while simultaneously working toward a technical college or associate’s degree.

Cicely Simpson of Dunkin' Brands Joins NRA Leadership

The National Restaurant Association and Dunkin’ Brands Group jointly announced that Cicely Simpson will join the NRA as its new executive vice president of government affairs and policy, starting May 13, 2015.

Rocky Mountain High

On a January night in Aspen, Colorado, 54 invited guests gathered inside the chic city’s privately owned Crystal Palace building for a guided, five-course tasting adventure.While X Games snowboarders and snowmobilers competed outside, diners inside nibbled on an ambitious haute cuisine menu featuring items such as pistachio-crusted tuna tataki, roasted duck breast with blackberry red wine marinade, deep-fried baby octopus, and dark chocolate ganache torte.

NC Agencies To Host SNAP Merchant Sign-Up Day

American consumers are enjoying increasingly more opportunities to buy food directly from farmers, and state and federal agriculture departments are working together to increase SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients’ access to farmers’ fresh products and farmers’ markets.

CARU Questions Dave & Busters Promotion

The Children’s Advertising Review Unit recommended that Dave & Buster’s discontinue “free” claims in future promotions where any purchase is required.CARU is an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

MSC Streamlines Seafood Standards

A leading sustainable seafood certification program has revised its requirements for seafood suppliers, processors, and vendors.Following feedback from over 200 stakeholders around the world, the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) Chain of Custody Standard is now more streamlined, clear, and accessible.

Sysco to Contest FTC Block of Proposed Merger

Sysco Corporation announced it will contest the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) attempt to block its proposed merger with US Foods.The company said it is looking forward to a full judicial review of the significant competitive benefits of the merger.

NRA Extends CEO Dawn Sweeney's Contract

The National Restaurant Association renewed the contract for association president and CEO Dawn Sweeney:"We are pleased to report that at last week's joint NRA Board of Directors/National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Trustees meeting, we announced that Association and Educational Foundation President and CEO Dawn Sweeney's contract is being extended for five years, beginning Jan.

NRA Testifies on Employment Verification Reform

NRA senior vice president of labor and workforce policy Angelo Amador testified before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security at a hearing to discuss “The Legal Workforce Act” that would create a nationally standardized employer verification (E-Verify) mandate.