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A new campus café with all-day grab-and-go and fine dining-inspired options

Food Management

Wolfgang Puck Catering bases a new café’s grab-and-go options on its namesake chef’s winning concepts, offers students and staff gourmet café fare and provides its host building with full-service catering.

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Deadly Cantaloupe Outbreak kills 3, hospitalizes 80 and sickens 183

Bill Marler

The updated number in the United States: • Illnesses: 117 • Hospitalizations: 61 • Deaths: 2 • States: 34 In Canada the numbers have been just updated – on December 1, 2023 it was 66 sick, 19 hospitalized and 1 death. Since the last update on November 24, 18 more illnesses have been reported. As of November 28, 117 people infected with one of the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 34 states.

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5 things: Nutrition staff returns to work after walkout in North Carolina school district

Food Management

This and the University of Maryland reintroducing a student food preference voting system are some of the stories you may have missed recently.

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Bringing Comfortable European Dining to Downtown Nashville

Modern Restaurant Management

Newly opened Ophelia’s Nashville strives to create a classic Italian cafe vibe while fitting into a vibrant urban streetscape. Located in the heart of the city’s evolving financial district, the 2,700-square-foot neo-Italian establishment reused the existing retail area at the base of the historic L&C Building. Completed by Architect of Record and General Contractor The Bradley Projects and Certified Construction Services, the project uses carefully curated materials including ru

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Another fruit company recalls cantaloupe products possibly linked to deadly outbreak

Food Safety News

Cut Fruit Express Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, MN, is recalling Caribou Coffee Fruit Mix CHPG 6.5-ounce, and Cut Fruit Express Brand of 6.5-ounce, 15-ounce, 16-ounce and 32-ounce packages of fruit mix that contain cantaloupe and food service packages of 5-pound trays, 10-pound bags and 25-pound pails, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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CDC Offers New Retail Food Safety Culture Assessment Tool, Insights

Food Safety Magazine

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a tool to help restaurant managers asses the food safety cultures at their establishments, as well as the findings from studies and other helpful resources about food safety culture for restaurants, on a new webpage.

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Feeding the World with CRISPR: Agriculture’s Next Frontier

Forward Fooding

CRISPR gene editing is reshaping the future of agriculture, offering the potential to fortify crops against harsh conditions, improve crop quality, and optimize yields – As the agricultural landscape evolves, CRISPR emerges as a powerful tool to ensure food security and sustainability. In the past year, numerous places and communities worldwide faced the devastating effects of extreme weather conditions.

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Greg Stak Joins Victorinox As Cutlery Sales VP

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Victorinox has named Greg Stak its vice president of sales for commercial cutlery. Stak will report to Ulrich Wohn, president of Victorinox North America. Stak comes to Victorinox with over 25 years of relevant experience and will focus on growth within foodservice for Victorinox’s commercial cutlery and meat processing divisions as well as Victorinox’s sister company, Epicurean.

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Marriott and Ioi Properties Group To Bring W Hotels To Downtown Singapore

Hospitality Net

Marriott International, Inc. announced today it has signed an agreement with IOI Properties Group, one of Malaysia’s leading property developers to bring W Singapore - Marina View, a new 350-room property, to downtown Singapore. The hotel is slated to debut at the site of a 51-story mixed-use development. Perched atop the hotel is Marina View Residences, where a suite of high end apartments is set to redefine luxury living.

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Inspire Brands Changes Corporate Structure

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Inspire Brands has a new corporate structure. The organization now aligns around three primary operational pillars: Brands, Commercial and Company Restaurants, and Growth. “This revised organizational structure positions us for accelerated growth and will further enhance the advantages of our tightly integrated shared services platform,” says Paul Brown, co-founder and CEO, Inspire Brands.

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The Rise of Eatertainment Concepts 

Total Food Service

Article contributed by Danielle Fantasia, Sales & Marketing, for Motion Technology Inc. How They Can Benefit from Ventless Foodservice Equipment like AutoFry In recent years, the foodservice industry has witnessed a remarkable transformation with the emergence of eatertainment concepts. These innovative dining experiences combine the pleasures of food and entertainment, offering patrons a unique and memorable outing.

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupe Expands

Food Quality & Safety

A Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes sold in 34 U.S. states has, as of November 30, been responsible for two deaths, 61 hospitalizations, and 117 illnesses according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This most-recent update from the agencies expands the list of recalled products and shows an increase in the number of illnesses reported in the last update on November 24.

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MGM Resorts Unveils Vision For Mgm Empire City

Hospitality Net

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today unveiled its vision to transition Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts into a world-class entertainment destination, MGM Empire City, if awarded a commercial casino license for its historic Yonkers, New York site. Key elements of the phase one design include a comprehensive casino floor redevelopment and expansion, 5,000-capacity entertainment venue, state-of-the-art BetMGM sportsbook, food and beverage outlets by celebrated chefs, cocktail bars and loung

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Filet Crostini with Grenadine Red Onion Jam & Gorgonzola

Culinary Services Group

It’s the time of year for gatherings and good food. Kick off this holiday season with a festive and delicious appetizer. Impress guests with a fantastic cut of meat, cooked to perfection, and complimented with other flavors. We should warn you that our Filet Crostini with Grenadine Red Onion Jam & Gorgonzola is going to be requested by guests for years to come.

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Curio Collection by Hilton Marks 150-Hotel Achievement: A Year of Remarkable Worldwide Growth

Hospitality Net

Curio Collection by Hilton, a global portfolio of handpicked hotels that immerse guests in one-of-a-kind moments in the world’s most sought-after destinations, is recognizing a robust year of openings that have paved the way for the brand to reach its 150th opening milestone by the end of 2023. The addition of 19 properties to the portfolio by year’s end, including the debut of 10 first-in-market hotels, reaffirms the brand’s commitment to providing travelers with distinct experiences worldwide.

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A Simple Solution to Curb Food Waste

Bon Appetit Management Company

At Bon Appétit Management Company, food waste is our foe. The 40% of food that goes unsold or uneaten in the United States is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s more than that. Food waste is an unproductive use of resources like water and energy, and its existence points to many other social and economic complexities in our food system and beyond.

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How New Technology And Innovation Are Accelerating Adoption In Hotels

Hospitality Net

Hoteliers have a lot on their plates when it comes to technology. Sorting hype from reality in generative artificial intelligence is just one challenge on a list that includes addressing technical debt, optimizing revenue and incorporating data science.

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FAO/WHO Assess Safety of Titanium Dioxide, 21 Other Food Additives

Food Safety Magazine

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) recently reaffirmed a “not specified” acceptable daily intake (ADI) for titanium dioxide, as well as concluded that there is no safety concern for and established the specifications for 21 flavoring agents.

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The psychology of luxury travel: The key to attracting affluent customers

Hospitality Net

In his role as founder of digital marketing agency Jadewolf, David Nickel, helps luxury travel brands generate qualified leads and direct bookings. His secret: A scalable luxury persona.

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Hawaii lawmakers pen letter to USDA asking for universal free meals for Maui students

FoodService Director

The lawmakers argue that Maui students should receive free meals at school due to the destruction of the wildfires that hit the island in August.

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Holiday Inn Express Debuts in Nepal

Hospitality Net

IHG Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today inaugurated the first Holiday Inn Express in Nepal. Holiday Inn Express Kathmandu Naxal offers modern accommodations with all the amenities to meet the needs of today’s travellers in this truly unique capital city, which is teeming with rich culture and world heritage sites. With smartly designed social spaces and vibrant guestrooms, guests can easily accomplish what they need to while on the road, whether for business or

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Future Food Institute partner del Premio IgersItalia 2023

Future Food Institute

Future Food Institute partner del Premio IgersItalia 2023 Il Premio Fotografico Nazionale IgersItalia giunge quest’anno alla unidicesima edizione. È ufficialmente aperta la call annuale che IgersItalia lancia a fotografi amatori e professionisti e content creators che, attraverso Instagram e il visual storytelling, sono pronti a raccontare storie e magari a vincere una delle competizioni fotografiche italiane più prestigiose.

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InterContinental Bangkok Sukhumvit: First Look into Thonglor’s Newest Luxury Hotel

Hospitality Net

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies with more than 6,000 hotels across 19 brands, announces the opening of InterContinental Bangkok Sukhumvit, a new luxury lifestyle destination for the discerning modern traveller. Situated in Thonglor, the property offers 241 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, and seamlessly weaves traditional Thai craftsmanship with modern international influences to create an unparalleled destination that mirrors the essence of one of Bangkok

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Maggi has Introduced the latest edition of its Unique Initiative, ‘Maggi Apna Food Business.

FMT Magazine

Maggi has introduced the latest edition of its unique initiative, ‘Maggi Apna Food Business.’ This edition signifies a new chapter as it prepares to support budding home cooks across the country. It aims to empower aspiring content creators with the skills and knowledge they need to become successful culinary content creators. The winners will also have the opportunity to win Rs 5 lakhs in seed capital to kickstart their own online food channel.

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Knowland Announces Certification Program to Advance Sales Proficiency and Increase Hotel ROI

Hospitality Net

Knowland, the world’s leading provider of data-as-a-service insights on meetings and events for hospitality, announced today the Knowland Certification Program. The program includes three certification credentials to help hotel sales professionals level up their skill sets, elevate their professional profile, and demonstrate proficiency with management.

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United Breweries Unveils Heineken Silver Draught beer in India

FMT Magazine

United Breweries, the country’s leading beer manufacturer and part of the Amsterdam-based Heineken group, is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated launch of Heineken Silver draught beer in India. This marks a significant milestone as Heineken introduces its draught beer for the first time in the Indian market, aiming to provide consumers with a premium, smooth tasting beverage tailored for social occasions.

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2023 Mike Burkett Memorial Golf Outing, Proceeds Benefit National MS Society

Burkett Restaurant Equipment

In Perrysburg, Ohio, Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies annually hosts the Mike Burkett Memorial Golf Outing at Belmont Country Club. The event has been run as a memorial fundraiser since 2021 when the company’s... The post 2023 Mike Burkett Memorial Golf Outing, Proceeds Benefit National MS Society appeared first on Burkett Restaurant Equipment.

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Atosa MBF8001GR Commercial Freezer

The Restaurant Warehouse

Introducing the Atosa MBF8001GR Commercial Freezer from Restaurant Warehouse Are you in need of a top-quality, high-efficiency freezer for your restaurant? Look no further than the Atosa MBF8001GR Commercial Freezer , now available at Restaurant Warehouse. With its impressive features and capabilities, this freezer is the perfect solution for all your freezing needs.

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Additional Recalls for Fruit Products Using Recalled Cantaloupes

Penn State Food Safety Blog

A number of food processor / distributors are recalling fruit / cantaloupe products that were derived from cantaloupes that are involved in the recent Malachita cantaloupe recall. In CDC's Nov 27th update , there are now 99 reported cases of Salmonella infection. Cut Fruit Express Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, MN, is recalling Caribou Coffee Fruit Mix CHPG 6.5oz, and Cut Fruit Express Brand of 6.5oz, 15oz, 16oz, 32oz packages of Fruit Mix contains Cantaloupes and Food service packages of 5lb tray

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Meta’s Menlo Park Campus Now Features a citizenM

Hospitality Net

The new citizenM hotel, situated at Meta’s campus designed by Frank Gehry, showcases the brand’s signature high-tech style. This 32nd global property, developed with the architectural expertise of concrete and Baskervill, utilized sustainable modular construction methods.

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FSA Provides Updated Support Documents for Traceability Rule

Penn State Food Safety Blog

FDA provided some updated materials to help companies comply to the Food Traceability Final Rule, that goes into effect on January 20, 2026. The article in Food Safety Magazine has identified the updated material, but the exact updates are not obvious on the FDA webpage. This only applies to certain foods that have been judged as having certain risks - Cheeses, shell eggs, nut butters, fresh cucumbers, fresh herbs, fresh and fresh cut leafy greens, fresh melons, fresh peppers, fresh spouts, fres

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