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With multiple Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter Outbreaks and/or Recalls, why is Raw Milk LLC (formerly Organic Pastures) allowed to sell Raw Milk products?

Bill Marler

Here is bit(e) of history: Organic Pastures Dairy Company (OPDC) & Raw Farm LLC – Started OPDC in 2000 – Changed name to Raw Farm LLC in 2020 Organic Pastures Dairy Company Recalls and Outbreaks : September 2006 Raw Milk E.coli Outbreak: 6 ill/2 HUS September 2007 Raw Cream Listeria Recall December 2007 Raw Milk Campylobacter Outbreak: 8 ill September 2008 Raw Cream Campylobacter Recall November 2011 Raw Milk E.coli Outbreak: 5 ill/3 HUS May 2012 Campylobacter Raw Milk/Cream Outbreak: 1

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Will 2024 be easier for operators?

Restobiz

As we move through the first quarter of 2024, looking back to the final quarter of last year can give us some insight into restaurant success, consumer spending, and what’s trending this year. How did restaurants do towards the end of last year and what can we expect to see this year? While traffic dipped […] The post Will 2024 be easier for operators?

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Build Staff Loyalty by Leveraging Payments Technology

Modern Restaurant Management

In today’s tech-driven world, customers and workers alike expect a seamless payments experience wherever they go. Until now, restaurants have primarily focused on customer experience when considering payments technology, but the emergence of new and developing worker payment programs can impact and improve the restaurant worker experience. With the restaurant industry facing an ongoing labor shortage , it’s more crucial than ever to offer your staff the best experience possible, whic

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FDA releases list showing hundreds of retailers that received tainted products

Food Safety News

Hundreds of stores received more than 110 recalled products related to an outbreak of Listeria Monocytogenes linked to products from Rizo Lopez in Fresno, CA. The Food and Drug Administration has published a list of retailers that received the implicated products. The list includes Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Costco. According to the FDA, the list may not include all of the retailers that received the products.

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How to do Inventory at a Restaurant: Your Quick-Start Guide

Sculpture Hospitality

Are you ready to dive into one of the secrets of our trade: nailing your restaurant inventory ? Trust us, getting your inventory right is like having a superpower in the restaurant industry, saving you cash, cutting down waste and keeping your customers coming back for more.

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Publisher’s Platform: With multiple Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter outbreaks and/or recalls, why is Raw Farm LLC (formerly Organic Pastures) allowed to sell raw milk products?

Food Safety News

— OPINION — Here is bit(e) of history: Organic Pastures Dairy Company (OPDC) & Raw Farm LLC – Started OPDC in 2000 – Changed name to Raw Farm LLC in 2020 Organic Pastures Dairy Company Recalls and Outbreaks : September 2006 Raw Milk E.coli Outbreak: 6 ill/2 HUS September 2007 Raw Cream Listeria Recall December 2007 Raw Milk Campylobacter Outbreak: 8 ill September 2008 Raw Cream Campylobacter Recall November 2011 Raw Milk E.coli Outbreak: 5 ill/3 HUS May 2012 Campylobacter Raw Milk/Cream

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Salad kits recalled in Canada because tests show Salmonella contamination

Food Safety News

A Taylor Farms salad mix is under recall in Canada after government testing showed contamination with Salmonella. The “Mexican Style Street Corn Chopped (Salad) Kit” was sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia. Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and possibly other provinces and territories, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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Preparing for the USDA Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule’s Implementation

Food Safety Tech

Businesses in the organic food supply chain have just weeks to prepare for the upcoming implementation of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Rule. This updating regulation, which goes into effect on March 19, 2024, aims to fortify the integrity of USDA organic products. From manufacturers to retailers, businesses across the supply chain must adjust their procedures and practices to comply with the updated rule.

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The Hotels Network Expands Client Base Through LiveRate Acquisition

Hospitality Net

The Hotels Network (THN), a full-stack growth platform for hotels, has successfully acquired LiveRate, a platform that empowers hotels to engage with their guests and drive direct bookings. This acquisition brings hotel clients previously under contract with LiveRate into THN’s extensive network, which already boasts over 19,000 properties around the world.

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Washington creamery recalls raw milk because state tests found E. coli

Food Safety News

Cozy Vale Creamery of Tenino, WA, is advising consumers to discontinue consumption of their retail raw milk and cream products with the best-by dates of 02-18-24 through 02-29-24 and dispose of or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. These products, which were bottled in gallon, half-gallon, quart, and pint containers, were sold to customers, including retail stores, in Western Washington, according to a recall notice distributed by the dairy.

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Set to Make Debut in Western Europe - One of Hilton’s fastest growing brands to open in Dublin city centre in 2025

Hospitality Net

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced the signing of Home2 Suites by Hilton Dublin City Centre, signalling the market-leading brand’s debut in Western Europe, as part of a franchise agreement with JMK Group.

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Focus Brands Debuts New Identity

Foodservice Equipment Reports

In sync with an announcement made Tuesday, Feb 20, Focus Brands’ website has been overhauled to address a rebrand to GoTo Foods.

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The Heart of Europe and IHG Hotels & Resorts partner to bring the first InterContinental Resort to Dubai

Hospitality Net

The new 466-key InterContinental Resort Portofino, The Heart of Europe will open its doors in early 2026 on The World Islands Dubai, strengthening IHG Hotels & Resorts luxury and leisure portfolio in the region

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Getting loyalty right

Fast Casual

Industry veterans will offer invaluable insights on building successful loyalty programs, doing loyalty right (IHOP, Potbelly, The European Pizza Company) and actionable strategies to boost engagement and drive sales.

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Embarking on a journey of discovery, Mercure Dubai Deira opens its doors in the heart of Dubai

Hospitality Net

The hotel offers a unique blend of modern designs, local flavors, and a relaxing infinity pool, all within proximity to the bustling souks and markets.

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Most outbreaks in Finland are caused by Norovirus

Food Safety News

Norovirus caused the most foodborne outbreaks, but Salmonella was behind the largest, according to an analysis covering several years in Finland. In 2020 to 2022, there were 135 foodborne outbreaks included in a register maintained by the Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto). Overall, 2,543 people fell ill, 86 were hospitalized, and 15 died. A total of 55 outbreaks were recorded in 2022, 46 in 2021, and 34 in 2020, according to the report published by Ruokavirasto and the Finnish Institute for

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Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua Resort Is a Home to Bali’s Longest Pool

Hospitality Net

Courtyard Nusa Dua is proud to highlight its distinction as the host of Bali’s longest pool within the prestigious ITDC Complex (Indonesian Tourism Development Center), Nusa Dua. Surrounded by lush greenery and nestled in the heart of Bali’s exclusive enclave, Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua Resort invites guests to experience unmatched luxury and leisure.

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4 takeaways from Catersource + Special Event

FoodService Director

Event and catering professionals gathered in Austin, Texas last week to discuss industry challenges, trends and more.

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Marriott Executive Apartments, Dubai Creek select IRIS mobile dining to maximise F&B revenue potential

Hospitality Net

Marriott Executive Apartments, Dubai Creek, renowned for its commitment to exceptional guest experiences, has chosen IRIS, the leading provider of mobile F&B ordering platforms, to revolutionise their in-room dining services. This strategic move aligns with the hotel’s commitment to innovation, enhanced guest journeys, and revenue diversification.

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Virginia Senators approve universal free school meals bill

FoodService Director

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: A Kansas bill would prevent the state from participating in Summer EBT and Ohio lawmakers tackle lunch shaming.

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FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management names new Chair and Vice Chair and welcomes new Board member

Hospitality Net

Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management appoints hospitality alumnus John McKibbon ’75 as Chair of the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board (EAB) with fellow alumna, Norma Becker ’82 as Vice Chair. In addition, it welcomes a new board member, Matias Pesce, MSF ’18, CEO of Vida & Estilo, a Miami and Las Vegas-based restaurant and hotel hospitality group.

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MPI told to improve food import supervision

Food Safety News

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has been told by auditors to improve its oversight of food importers. The Auditor-General in New Zealand examined how well the MPI was monitoring importers of foods that pose a greater risk to consumers. Some of these high-risk foods, including frozen berries and tahini, have caused recalls and outbreaks in the country.

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Reducing Procurement Fraud Risk in Hospitality With Procure-to-Pay Automation

Hospitality Net

When it comes to fraud risk, one area of particular concern is procurement. In recent years, hotels have faced myriad challenges, including supply chain disruptions, economic volatility, and labour shortages. As travel volumes rebound, many hotels are concentrated on meeting evolving consumer expectations while ensuring financial stability. This focus means that many hotels are lacking in their procurement due diligence, creating lucrative opportunities for fraudsters.

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FSA Sampling Finds Undeclared Allergens a Problem for UK Retail Foods

Food Safety Magazine

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the results of its targeted surveillance sampling of retail food products for 2022, and found that 81 percent of foods tested were compliant with regulatory requirements.

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InnSpire Achieves Certification With New BU-Series Samsung Guestroom Televisions, Paving the Way for Enhanced In-Room Entertainment Experiences

Hospitality Net

InnSpire, the leading provider of innovative hospitality technology solutions that help drive seamless, world-class guest experiences for some of the world’s most iconic hotels and brands, today announced that the company has been awarded certification by Samsung Hospitality, establishing its status as a Certified Samsung Partner. The new certification enables the seamless integration of InnSpire’s award-winning InnSmart solution with Samsung’s latest BU-Series Televisions, which includes BU8000

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Oldest U.S. meat association forms an agreement with similar groups in Canada and Mexico

Food Safety News

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) in the United States, to deepen ” meat industry coordination and government collaboration,” has a new agreement with organizations in Canada and Mexico. NAMI is the nation’s oldest and largest trade association representing the U.S. meat industry, The Canadian Meat Council (CMC), Consejo Mexicano de la Carne (COMECARNE), and the NAMI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that formalizes the three associations’ ongoing work to improve trade, reduce re

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Groundbreaking of New Georgia National Fairgrounds Hotel

Hospitality Net

Retreat Hotels & Resorts (“Retreat”), the Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority (“GAEA”), and the City of Perry, GA announced the start of construction of a new TownePlace Suites / Fairfield by Marriott dual-branded hotel on the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter (“Fairgrounds”) in Perry, GA. The hotel is expected to open in the summer of 2025.

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Leading Players in the Food Manufacturing Industry: Profiles and Success Stories

FMT Magazine

In the vast landscape of the food manufacturing industry, certain food manufacturing companies stand out as titans, shaping trends, setting standards, and delighting consumers worldwide. Let’s delve into the profiles and success stories of some of the industry leaders , whose innovations and dedication have made them household names. Food Processing Giants: Nestlé Nestlé, founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé, is one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies.

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It’s Time to Play in Bangkok! Moxy Hotels Debuts in Thailand

Hospitality Net

Infused with youthful energy and the upbeat spirit of the boundary-breaking brand, Moxy Bangkok Ratchaprasong welcomes guests in the heart of downtown Bangkok.

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Cold Storage Company Appoints National Sales Manager

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Polar King Mobile has appointed Danny Gaviria as national sales manager. In this position, Gaviria will help expand PKM’s market presence and accelerate the growth of its nationwide network. Gaviria most recently served as the sales and marketing manager at Air-Tow Trailers, where he cultivated and managed a network of more than 60 dealers.

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ADA Defense Lawyer: Has Your Business Been Sued by Pacific Trial Attorneys or These Plaintiffs? How to Defend These Unruh Civil Rights Act Lawsuits

Hospitality Net

A recent spate of lawsuits from plaintiffs represented by Pacific Trial Attorneys has highlighted the need for businesses to ensure ADA compliance. In the below article, JMBM partner Stuart Tubis discusses the importance of website compliance, and how best to defend your business if there is liability.

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