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A quiet space to dine and relax

Food Management

The recently renovated dining and conference space at the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville offers staff and visitors attractive food choices, a comfortable setting and great views.

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Cantaloupes might still be in season, but Salmonella should not be

Bill Marler

Cantaloupes are available in supermarkets all year round, but may be scarce and more expensive in the winter. Peak cantaloupe season is from June to October. And, here we are in November. In this most current Salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican grown cantaloupe, all the illnesses in the United States and Canada have occurred from mid-October to min-November.

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Aladdin Campus Dining offers cooking demos using pantry ingredients

Food Management

Aladdin Campus Dining initiative at Middle Georgia State University addresses food insecurity trend on college campuses.

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The upside of kiosks for QSRs

Restobiz

The labour shortages we’ve seen over the last few years in the foodservice industry have led many QSRs to lean on technology to help bridge that gap, and kiosks are catching on as a way to better manage labour and provide a better guest experience. RELATED: 2023’s hottest restaurant technology While at one time self-serve […] The post The upside of kiosks for QSRs appeared first on Restobiz.

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What can be the medical complications of Salmonella?

Bill Marler

Reactive Arthritis Formerly referred to as Reiter Syndrome, the term reactive arthritis refers to an inflammation of one or more joints, following an infection localized at a site distant from the affected joints. The predominant site of the infection is the gastrointestinal tract. And reactive arthritis can be post infection, meaning that the infection may not be active when diagnosed.

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Five PR Tips That’ll Boost Your Restaurant’s Business

Modern Restaurant Management

There is more to success in the competitive restaurant business than just great food and service. Cultivating a positive brand image, building customer affinity and differentiating from the competition are essential components of any forward-thinking business strategy. That’s where public relations comes in. PR is all about boosting brand awareness, building positive consumer relationships and maintaining/enhancing your restaurant’s reputation.

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15 Reasons Why You Need a Restaurant Inventory System

Sculpture Hospitality

Running a restaurant is a complex and demanding business. Managing inventory efficiently is crucial to ensure the smooth functioning, and profitability, of your establishment.

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Minnesota company recalls freshcut cantaloupe because of possible link to outbreak

Food Safety News

Bix Produce of Little Canada, MN., is issuing a voluntary recall of Grab N’ Go containers of cut cantaloupe and mixed fruit cups due to the potential for Salmonella contamination in the products. These cantaloupe products were derived from cantaloupes that are involved in the recent Malachita cantaloupe recall. Consumers, restaurants, retailers, and wholesalers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled cantaloupe or recalled products containing cantaloupe.

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How Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill paved way for Middle Eastern cuisine in fast casual industry

Fast Casual

In this episode of the Restaurant Operator Podcast, QSRweb Editor Mandy Detwiler talks with Greg Willman, chairman and CEO of Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill, about how the brand has helped pave the way for ethnic cuisine in the fast casual industry.

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Argentina records hundreds of Trichinella cases

Food Safety News

More than 650 potential Trichinella infections have been reported in an Argentinian province so far this year. Health officials in Buenos Aires recorded 651 suspected cases, of which 399 are confirmed, 14 are probable, and 212 remain under study. Seven trichinosis (or trichinellosis) outbreaks have occurred, six of them small, but one stretching through 12 municipalities.

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Canisius University launches new green dining initiatives

FoodService Director

The university has teamed up with its foodservice provider, Chartwells Higher Education, on a series of new initiatives aimed at making dining more sustainable.

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Warning issued for raw milk cheese because of positive test results for Listeria

Food Safety News

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture warns that consumers should discard “Hilltop Meadow Farm” brand ’60 Day Aged Pepper Jack Raw Milk Cheese’ with sell by dates of Sept. 21 or earlier. Testing of this cheese confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The Pepper Jack Raw Milk Cheese from Hilltop Meadow Farm, 153 martin Road, Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, is being voluntarily recalled by the farm, and was sold in ½-pound, 1-pound, 2.5-pound and 5-pound sizes at their on-far

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New Zemi Beach Solar Farm Allows Boutique Hotel to Run on 100% Solar Energy During the Day

Hospitality Net

Zemi Beach House (Zemi), the award-winning 76-room LXR Hotels & Resorts luxury boutique hotel located on Shoal Bay East announced today the installation of its most recent green initiative, the Zemi Solar Farm, installed by firm SwitchLogix Limited.

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Amos Miller exits federal court in 2023 as the third time is the charm

Food Safety News

Amish farmer Amos Miller is holding up his third agreement with the federal government. It means his appearances in federal court are over. USDA enforcement of federal food safety regulations has prevailed. Miller proved to be a difficult assignment for USDA’’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which first took civil action against Miller’s Organic Farm and the Amish farmer himself in 2017—the most recent action re-opened litigation from 2019.

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4 ways AI can rescue restaurant operations

Fast Casual

From Supply chain disruptions and economic challenges to labor shortages and improving customer experience, AI is rescuing restaurant operations.

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Judge rules I Cook Foods closure was unfair

Food Safety News

A court in Australia has ruled that I Cook Foods was unfairly ordered to close and destroy products in relation to a Listeria incident in 2019. However, the judgment by the Supreme Court of Victoria dismissed the company’s application for damages. Local media quoted I Cook Foods founder Ian Cook saying the verdict was “bittersweet.” In early February 2019, an 86-year-old woman died while an inpatient at Knox Private Hospital.

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W Hotels Debuts W Edinburgh

Hospitality Net

W Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announces the reveal of W Edinburgh with unrivalled happenings, bold, unexpected design, and signature Whatever/Whenever™ service. Highlights include a striking rooftop deck offering never-seen-before 360° views, as well as the W Hotels brand’s signature Sound Suite recording studio, a first for the UK and the second in Europe, empowering musicians, podcasters, DJs, and artists to create and record

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The Food Ad Agency: Elevating Food Brands Across All Channels

NewPoint Marketing

The Evolution of The Food Ad Agency: From Roots to Revolution A good food ad agency will elevate brands across all channels—but it starts with the food industry, which is vibrant and ever-evolving and has always relied heavily on advertising to connect with consumers. At the heart of this connection are food advertising agencies, entities […] The post The Food Ad Agency: Elevating Food Brands Across All Channels appeared first on NewPoint Marketing.

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5 Tech-Driven Hospitality Trends to Expect in 2024 and Beyond

Hospitality Net

As we approach 2024, the hospitality industry’s landscape is set to undergo significant transformations characterized by increased personalization, automation, AI, and cybersecurity, just to name a few. Moreover, these advancements will not only redefine the guest experience but also push the boundaries of what is possible in the sector.

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Alumni of the Alt Protein Project: where are they now?

GFI

November 29, 2023 Share this page on Facebook Share this page on Twitter Share this page on LinkedIn Making an impact through alternative proteins Gen Zs and millennials are choosing social impact careers in record numbers, many driven by concerns about the changing climate. This desire to build a career that addresses the climate crisis, amongst other key causes like animal welfare, food insecurity, and antimicrobial resistance, is why many young people are finding their way to the alternative

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HSMAI Middle East Showcases Holoconnects as Gold Partner for Hospitality Commercial Strategy Conference in Dubai

Hospitality Net

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International – Middle East (HSMAI ME) will showcase Holoconnects as a Gold Partner at the 6th ROC ME Commercial Strategy Conference. The event takes place November 28-29, 2023, at the Conrad Dubai. Attendees and media interested in learning more about Holoconnects or setting up a meeting at the event can visit holoconnects.com.

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Enhancing the Impact of Menu Boards

Fast Casual

There is a significant shift in restaurant technology that can engage customers in a way that enhances service, reduces wait times, and increases sales. Digital signage is the technology that powers dynamic menu boards and enables cost-effective influential decision making at preliminary and point of purchase touchpoints.

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Global Hotel Alliance Reveals Destination Hotspots For 2024

Hospitality Net

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, has revealed the most popular destinations for 2024 and what is motivating travellers to visit them.

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Students learn how to transform pantry ingredients into meals through cooking demo

FoodService Director

During the demo, Chef Carolos Burke showcased several recipes using a rotisserie chicken and a handful of pantry staples.

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Under Canvas Partners With Small Luxury Hotels Of The World (SLH) As First Outdoor Hospitality Brand In Its Collection

Hospitality Net

Today, Under Canvas, the leader in upscale, outdoor hospitality, and Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) - a prestigious collection of over 540 independently spirited luxury hotels across the globe - announced a partnership between the two brands. The inclusion of nine Under Canvas properties, as well as the first ULUM resort, represents the first outdoor resort brand for the boutique, luxury hotel group.

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New ‘Benchmark’ For Food Logistics at the Crossroads of America

Total Food Service

The $300 million facility is among the largest in the world. Patented technology boosts US food supply chain resilience. Indiana is seen as an increasingly strategic food logistics hub. Investment brings economic uplift, innovation, and employment for skilled Hoosiers. Fast-growing NewCold recently opened one of the largest and most advanced cold storage facilities in the world in Lebanon, Indiana – underlining the importance of the state as a food logistics hub.

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Margaritaville And Karisma Announce Joint Development In Honduras

Hospitality Net

Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels & Resorts are excited to announce plans to debut the newest all-inclusive resort under the Island Reserve® Inclusive Collection: Margaritaville Island Reserve® Resort Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. This destination will complement Karisma and Margaritaville’s footprint in Mexico, Belize, and the Dominican Republic, joining Margaritaville Island Reserve® Resort Cap Cana, Margaritaville Island Reserve® Resort Riviera Cancun, Margaritaville Island Reserve® Resort R

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CPS-Funded Study Examining Antimicrobial Coatings for Stone Fruits

Food Safety Magazine

Funded by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS), University of Tennessee researchers are examining whether adding food-grade antimicrobials to the wax and fungicidal coatings typically applied to stone fruit might mitigate foodborne pathogen contamination while extending shelf life.

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Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s Standing Committees Unite to Propel Industry Towards Net Positive Hospitality

Hospitality Net

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s newly formed Standing Committees are taking decisive steps towards resolving one of the industry’s most challenging issues - harmonising industry metrics and streamlining reporting and benchmarking in sustainability. The Alliance’s CEO, Glenn Mandziuk, believes that the industry could achieve a shared definition on standards and certification as early as next year.

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Our 2024 Foodservice Forecast

IN Food Marketing

It’s that special time of year where we look ahead to the coming months and ask ourselves where we think our beloved industry is headed. Read on for insights ranging from flavor trends to customer experiences to well-being and more. Plus, be sure to check out our 2023 predictions here. No matter what’s on the menu in 2024, you know we’ll be into it!

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FutureLog Takes Center Stage as Gold Sponsor at the 21st Annual HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific

Hospitality Net

FutureLog, a leading innovator in hospitality technology solutions, proudly announced its Gold sponsorship of the prestigious 21st Annual HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence. The Hotel Management magazine event was held on Friday, November 24, 2023, at The Star Event Centre Sydney.