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Are podcasts the next marketing tool for restaurants?

Restobiz

Restaurant marketing has evolved over the last few years to rely heavily on social media, with foodies making their presence most known on Instagram and TikTok. With the rapid pace of the restaurant industry, sometimes it can be a challenge to stay on top pf the latest trends. These days, marketers are flocking to podcasts […] The post Are podcasts the next marketing tool for restaurants?

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MRM EXCLUSIVE: Marketing Your Virtual Restaurant – Tips for Success

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant industry is changing quickly, and technology plays a big role. This means that restaurants and franchises must focus on efficiency and lean operations. One way to do this is to open a virtual restaurant. A virtual restaurant is a restaurant that doesn't have a physical location. It only exists online; customers can order food through a delivery app.

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From a cafeteria to an elegant, restaurant-like dining destination

Food Management

During a major renovation, Army Residence Community temporarily relocated their dining services and navigated a complicated project with an ultimate goal of bringing residents more sophisticated dining services and expanded venue options.

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How Consumers Engage with QSRs

Modern Restaurant Management

A return to work in offices and higher grocery prices due to continued inflation pressures are among the factors leading to nearly one in four U.S. households eating out or ordering food more frequently, according to a TransUnion report that details consumer attitudes and behaviors when engaging with QSRs. Heading into the end of 2023, two-thirds of consumer households (64 percent) planned to spend at the same levels with restaurants as they did over the second and third quarters of the year.

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5 tech things: Sodexo plans healthcare robot patient support pilot for 2024

Food Management

This and a study on college student app use and payment habits are some of the tech-related developments you may have missed recently.

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MilliporeSigma: Protecting Your Food—Detecting Cronobacter and Ensuring Food Safety

Food Safety Magazine

In this bonus episode of Food Safety Matters , we speak with two food safety experts from MilliporeSigma—Justyce Jedlicka, Food and Beverage Regulatory Liaison in North America, and Andrew Lienau, Food Regulatory and Validation Expert—to discuss the threat that Cronobacter poses to food safety and public health, and how testing for this complex pathogen is crucial to controlling its impact.

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New Hampshire health officials warn against eating Wilcox ice cream because of Listeria

Food Safety News

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services advises consumers not to eat certain Wilcox Ice Cream products produced by Wilcox Ice Cream in East Arlington, VT, because testing has shown contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The ice cream has best-by dates of Sept. 13, 2024, through Sept. 15, 2024. The company is voluntarily recalling the following products: Flavor Package Size Wilcox’s Premium Sweet Cream 1.5 Quart Quart Pint Wilcox’s Premium Sweet Cream Caramel Apple

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How to Optimize And Organize Your Walk-In Space

Foodservice Equipment Reports

A walk-in cooler and the food items stored inside are enormous investments for any business. As with any investment, you want to maximize your return and protect against loss. One of the best ways to ensure ROI is to optimize and organize your walk-in space properly. With a little planning, you can protect yourself from food spoilage and contamination while increasing productivity.

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Oklahoma company recalls freshcut cantaloupe because of Salmonella

Food Safety News

Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company of Oklahoma City, OK, is recalling freshcut cantaloupe products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Some of the freshcut cantaloupe products have best-by dates stretching to Nov. 22. Because of a Nov. 8 recall of fresh, whole cantaloupes by Sophia Foods LLC, doing business as Trufresh, in response to a notification by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of a potential contamination with Salmonella, Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Co

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New York State Bars “Captive Audience Meetings”

Total Food Service

Article contributed by Alexander Soric, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP With an uptick in union organizing across the country, and recent union organizing in brick and mortar food establishments in New York that historically have remained non-union, it is no surprise that rules for engaging with employees on union organizing campaigns have come into greater focus.

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Focusing on Person-Centered Dining in Long-Term Care

Culinary Services Group

November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month. With 70% of older adults (65+) requiring long-term care as they age, the need for senior living communities is only growing with time. If you have a loved one in this age group or need care sooner rather than later, you’re likely ready to start looking at communities in your area. It’s important to remember that a community’s philosophy should revolve around curating programs and living experiences designed to prioritize resident happiness and satisfac

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Fruit Purees Linked to Growing Number of Child Lead Poisoning Cases, FDA Suggests Theory on Source of Contamination

Food Safety Magazine

As of November 16, 2023, there are 34 known cases of acute lead toxicity linked to recalled fruit puree pouches in the U.S. FDA has alluded to an unconfirmed theory that the common source of contamination may be an imported ingredient used in the products.

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Maine health agency issues alert after food service worker tests positive for hepatitis A

Food Safety News

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a case of hepatitis A in a Falmouth food service worker. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can spread through person-to-person contact or by consuming contaminated food or water. The individual worked during their infectious period at The Dockside Grill, 215 Foreside Road, Falmouth, on the following dates: October 23-25 November 6-8 Anyone who dined in or ordered takeout from this r

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How Morrison Healthcare turned a microconcept into a successful casual dining experience

FoodService Director

While developing a taco concept at two of Cleveland Clinic’s campuses, the Morrison Healthcare team put customer demands top of mind.

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FDA reports two new outbreaks of unknown origin

Food Safety News

The FDA has opened two new outbreak investigations, one for Listeria infections and one for E. Coli infections. In the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration reported 11 patients. The agency did not report an age range for the patients or where they live. The FDA has begun sample collection and testing for the listeria investigation and is reporting that the source of the pathogen remains unknown.

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MSU Dining’s new partnership brings students’ handmade goods to campus

FoodService Director

The dining team partnered with Student-Made Michigan State to begin selling students’ handmade products at two retail locations on campus.

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Does proximity to the border matter when foreign meat gets inspected?

Food Safety News

The Niagara Falls, NY-based U.S. Canadian Border Inspection Agency opposes any change to the 50-mile radius rule for conducting Port of Entry Import Inspections. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was asked in a July petition by the Meat Import Council of America (MICA) and the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) to allow grants of inspections for establishments “beyond a 50-mile geographic radius of a U.S. land or sea port of entry where individual circumstances and conditions

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MilliporeSigma: Guarding Your Food—Detecting Cronobacter and Ensuring Food Safety

Food Safety Magazine

In this bonus episode of Food Safety Matters , we speak with two food safety experts from MilliporeSigma—Justyce Jedlicka, Food and Beverage Regulatory Liaison in North America, and Andrew Lienau, Food Regulatory and Validation Expert—to discuss the threat that Cronobacter poses to food safety and public health, and how testing for this complex pathogen is crucial to controlling its impact.

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Princess Cruises Sets Sail for 2024 With Rudi Sodamin At Culinary Helm

Total Food Service

Chef Rudi Sodamin began a love affair with food at an early age. Growing up in Austria, he was exposed to a rich culinary heritage and developed a deep appreciation for the art of cooking. Inspired by his family’s traditional recipes and the vibrant flavors of the local cuisine, Chef Rudi set out on a path to pursue his culinary dreams. After completing his culinary education, Chef Rudi embarked on a journey to refine his skills and broaden his culinary horizons.

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Survey reveals concerns of small firms in Ireland

Food Safety News

According to a survey, almost two-thirds of firms are highly concerned about the impact of a poor food safety audit or enforcement on their business. Research found that just under half of food companies claim that food safety and compliance with regulations are their top priorities. While nearly three-quarters of food business owners and managers believe they are very knowledgeable about food safety, only 52 percent feel that their staff have this level of knowledge about the issue.

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Fruit Purees Linked to Growing Number of Child Lead Poisoning Cases, FDA Official Suggests Theory on Source of Contamination

Food Safety Magazine

As of November 16, 2023, there are 34 known cases of acute lead toxicity linked to recalled fruit puree pouches in the U.S. In a webinar, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods Jim Jones alluded to an unconfirmed theory that the common source of contamination may be an imported ingredient used in the products.

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B2B Foodservice Marketing: A Recipe for Growth

NewPoint Marketing

The Evolution of B2B Foodservice Marketing The business-to-business (B2B) marketing landscape, particularly in the foodservice industry, has undergone significant transformation over the years. From the early days of straightforward transactions to the digital age’s complex web of relationships and branding, the journey of B2B foodservice marketing is a rich tale of innovation, strategy, and adaptation. […] The post B2B Foodservice Marketing: A Recipe for Growth appeared first on New

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Cura expands fresh meal service around the clock with automated solution

FoodService Director

Fulton County Medical Center and other Cura-managed hospitals go 24/7 with "The Lunch Box.

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Fruit Purees Linked to 22 Child Lead Poisoning Cases, FDA Official Suggests Theory on Source of Contamination

Food Safety Magazine

As of November 13, 2023, there are 22 known cases of acute lead toxicity linked to recalled fruit puree pouches in the U.S. In a webinar, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods Jim Jones alluded to an unconfirmed theory that the common source of contamination may be an imported ingredient used in the products.

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CFESA Posts Dates for 2024 Conference

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Service agents will want to mark the calendar for the CFESA 2024 Annual Conference, slated for Oct. 6-8 in Savannah, Ga., at the JW Marriott. The association just wrapped up its 2023 annual conference last month in San Antonio. Highlights included Marcone announcing the recipients of its inaugural Trilogy awards and Parts Town’s distribution of 10 scholarships.

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IAFNS, McGill University to Host Free Virtual Workshop on Food Safety in Production Environments

Food Safety Magazine

On November 28, 2023, the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) and McGill University are hosting a free, virtual food safety workshop on food safety hazards and controls in food production environments.

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Subway’s CFO Transition Gets Underway

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Jeff Shepherd, former executive vice president and CFO of Advance Auto Parts, has been appointed as the next chief financial officer of Subway, the brand announced today, Nov. 15. Shepherd takes the reins from Ben Wells, who will retire in a month and a half—closing out his 46-year career. Wells has worked at Subway since December 2019 and, according to a statement from CEO John Chidsey.

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European Commission Crafts Guidance on Deterring Food Fraud Based on Member States’ Current Strategies

Food Safety Magazine

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (EC’s DG SANTE) recently published a report on the effectiveness of EU Member States’ strategic approaches for fighting food fraud, which informed a guidance document that supports Member State efforts in this area.

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National Restaurant Association Predicts 2024 Menu Trends

Foodservice Equipment Reports

While turkey, sweet potatoes and cranberries are likely to be trending in very short order, the National Restaurant Association is looking ahead to a slightly less-predictable 2024. On Nov. 15, the association released its What’s Hot Culinary Forecast, informed by its poll of 1,500 culinary professionals nationwide—the largest set consulted for the report to-date.

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Equivalent Curriculum to the PSA Training

MSU Agrifood Safety Produce Bites

The FSMA Produce Safety Rule requires that growers take a standardized food safety training recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sara Runkel, a Local Produce Safety Coordinator with Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, and Steve Warshawer, Enterprise Development Manager with the La Montañita Food Co-op, are part of a team that is developing an equivalent training program to the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training that is accepted by the FDA.

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FSA warns about imported Prime drinks and fake chocolate

Food Safety News

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has become the latest authority to warn about a problem related to Prime energy drinks. The issue in the United Kingdom is imported Prime Hydration and Prime Energy drinks, which are not intended for the UK market. The FSA has also been informed of reports of Prime-labeled chocolate bars in the UK. Prime does not manufacture or supply any items except for beverages.