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How PACA Enforces Fair Trade In Produce

Last week, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) hosted a webinar delineating better business practices in produce. The U.S. Department of Agriculture ensures fair trade practices in the marketing of fresh and frozen produce using PACA, the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

An Independent Woman

Chef Susan Goss is the quintessential independent restaurateur—community-minded, cool under pressure, and anything but cookie cutter.As co-owner of Chicago’s West Town Tavern, Goss works in the neighborhood where she lives.

FCSI The Americas Hosts Spring Conference April 19-21

FCSI-The Americas, a consulting society dedicated to serving independent foodservice design and hospitality management professionals, will host its annual conference April 19-21 in Kansas City, MO at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza.

World Bank Announces Seafood Sustainability Initiative

The World Bank has announced an influential coalition of governments, international organizations, and private interests that will make up its Global Partnership for Oceans, designed to work on ocean sustainability projects worldwide.

Foodservice Industry is Top Target for Cybercriminals

Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, today published the Trustwave 2012 Global Security Report, a reflection and analysis of investigations, research, and client engagements conducted in 2011.

NRA, Restaurateurs to Speak to Congress About Job Growth

An expected 500 restaurateurs from across the country will convene in Washington, D.C., from April 17-18, 2012, for the National Restaurant Association’s 26th annual Public Affairs Conference.“The Association’s highly anticipated Public Affairs Conference gives restaurant operators and their advocates an opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and provide them with a better understanding of the integral role the restaurant industry plays in our nation’s economy,” says Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.

UK Consumers Make Cut-Backs in Eating Out

Eating out is becoming a treat reserved for special occasions with consumers demonstrating increasing caution with their discretionary spend as economic uncertainty persists. Some 33% of respondents to a new Horizons’ QuickBite survey on eating out cited a special occasion as their reason for eating out in the previous two weeks, including Christmas, up from 23% in July 2011.

Darden Ranks No. 99 on Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For

Darden Restaurants, Inc., whose restaurant brands include Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, and more, announced today that it has been recognized for the second consecutive year by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For.

Top Five Safety Resolutions for 2012

In 2010, more than 3.9 million workplace injuries and illnesses were reported, many of which were preventable. No significant changes to these statistics are expected to be reported for 2011.With the new year now in full swing, Cintas Corporation, the leader in first-aid and safety products, today identified the top five safety resolutions for 2012 to help safety professionals improve the health and wellness of their workplace.

President Clinton to Address 2012 NRA Show

President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd president of the United States, will address attendees at the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show on May 6.

Event Promotes Recognition of LGBT Employees

In an effort to create a space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers in the food and hospitality industry, The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) will present a Cultural Intelligence event on “The Power of LGBT Employees and Guests,” on Friday, Feb.

Congresswoman Supports FDA Ban on Extra-Label Use

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), ranking member of the House Rules Committee and the only microbiologist in Congress, today offered tepid support to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after it belatedly announced a rule to prohibit the extra-label use of an important class of antibiotics critical for the treatment of humans in food-animal production.

Blue Plate is Chicago’s First Certified Green Caterer

Blue Plate, one of Chicago's most successful and trusted catering and food solutions companies (, has been 2 Star Certified by the Green Restaurant Association, and has now become Chicago's first and only green certified caterer.