April, 2024

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Why Limited Time Offerings are More Than a Passing Phase

Modern Restaurant Management

Limited Time Offerings (LTOs) have been a staple of the restaurant industry, although their very nature is short-lived. For consumers, LTOs often bring to mind seasonal offerings that have become synonymous with specific times of the year. For restaurants, LTOs create new avenues to connect with customers and generate opportunities for chefs to expand offerings.

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Marriott International Inks Agreement to Debut the Westin Brand in the Celebrated Island of Penang

Hospitality Net

The signing ceremony was graced by His Royal Highness, Tuanku Raja Muda of Perlis and Chairman of Westfield Global Sdn Bhd (centre) joined by Dato’ Yeoh Yih Sean, Director of Westfield Global Sdn Bhd (on his left), Mr. Kevin Chen, Senior Vice President Hotel Development, Asia Pacific Marriott International (on his right) and witnessed by esteemed Directors from Westfield Global Sdn Bhd and representatives from Marriott International.

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Alternative proteins are a solution made for this moment

GFI

April 22, 2024 Share this page on Facebook Share this page on Twitter Share this page on LinkedIn How alternative proteins change the trajectory of our food system Alternative proteins help decrease emissions, feed more people with fewer resources, and restore biodiversity. They also address the urgent problems of antibiotic resistance and pandemic risk caused by our food system.

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EU Sets New Limits for Mycotoxin Deoxynivalenol in Unprocessed Grains, Among Other Foods

Food Safety Magazine

The European Commission recently made changes to the maximum levels of the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) in food with Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/1022, amending Regulation (EU) 2023/915.

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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD: Where cafeteria and classroom come together

FoodService Director

The foodservice team makes nutrition an integral part of students' school day through themed literary lunches, math problems on cookie packaging and more.

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EPA Sets Limits on PFAS in Drinking Water

Food Quality & Safety

On April 10, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented first-ever restrictions on the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances in drinking water, a pivotal move in shielding public well-being from waterborne hazards. EPA’s cap target six PFAS compounds, including two of the oldest and most widespread PFAS—PFOA and PFOS—at 4 parts per trillion.

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Cycas Hospitality Expands Into Ireland

Hospitality Net

Cycas Hospitality’s growth continues into 2024 following their landmark appointment to manage The Ormond Hotel in Dublin on behalf of the Ormond Group, a leading hospitality group from Southeast Asia. This will be Cycas Hospitality’s first property in Ireland and marks another significant step in their pan-European expansion.

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Singer Gains Ground Via Acquisition

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Singer Equipment Co. has acquired the business of Hotel & Restaurant Supply, a Meridian, Miss.-based dealer with six additional locations throughout Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana. The new division will operate under the name Singer H&R. Mason Greene, chairman of Hotel & Restaurant Supply, says in a release that Singer will help accelerate the company’s next phase of growth.

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Hashtags and Hazards: The Dubious Influence of Social Media Trends on Food Safety

Food Safety Magazine

Social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok have positively affected the food safety landscape by raising awareness of best practices and helping to identify outbreaks, but at the same time, social media has also served as a vehicle for food safety misinformation.

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Proposed Collaborative for FSMA 204 Compliance Seeks Industry Support

Food Safety Tech

On Tuesday, January 20, 2026, the food industry will need to be compliant with FDA’s FSMA 204: Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods (aka, Food Traceability Final Rule). Compliance with the final rule will require adoption of new technologies and streamlined communication and record-keeping throughout the supply chain. To help ensure compliance and success in meeting the intent of the rule, Leavitt Partners and Acheson Group are working with FDA to create a public-pr

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The Rise of Protein-Rich Meals in Dining Halls

Fresh Ideas

Today’s college students are members of Generation Z, which is often described as the “ foodie generation ”. Gen Zers spend a sizable chunk of their money on food and beverages, take pleasure in experiential dining, and go out of their way to discover top quality products and cuisines. Their dietary decisions are also driven by convenience, sustainability, and the desire to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

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Moves Modern Restaurants Are Making in 2024

Modern Restaurant Management

According to the National Restaurant Association, competition in the restaurant sector is strong. In fact, 45 percent of restaurant operators expect competition to be more intense than last year. Why? A chief reason is due to caution or uncertainty exhibited by conscious consumers, with 48 percent saying they are taking the ‘wait and see’ approach and holding back on spending in 2024.

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2024 summer travel trends revealed

Hospitality Net

Whether it’s rooting on a team at a nearby sporting event, drifting down a lazy river with loved ones at a Play category listing, or enjoying the pool with friends at a beachfront villa, there are plenty of playful adventures awaiting this summer.

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Brix To Boost Portfolio With New Add-On

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Brix Holdings—parent company of brands including Red Mango, Smoothie Factory + Kitchen, and Friendly’s—has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Clean Juice, a 75-unit organic juice bar franchise. The addition will bring Brix’s footprint to 300-plus locations across eight brands.

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Thanks, Sesame: U.S. Food Recalls Due to Undeclared Allergens Skyrocketed in 2023, Causing Half of All Food Recalls

Food Safety Magazine

A total of 313 food product recall announcements were issued in 2023 by FDA and USDA, which the U.S. Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG) Education Fund analyzed in its Food for Thought 2024 report to identify recall trends.

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FDA Testing Reveals Low Occurrence of PFAS in Meat and Seafood

Food Safety Tech

On April 18, the FDA shared test results for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in 95 samples from one regional collection from its Total Diet Study (TDS). PFAS were detected in eight samples — two beef and two cod samples, and one sample each of shrimp, salmon, catfish, and tilapia. The FDA concluded that exposure to PFAS at the levels measured in these eight samples is not likely to be a health concern for young children or the general population, based on evaluation of each PFAS for w

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School District Achieves Foodservice Goals with Cambro Vending Cart

the CAMBRO blog

The goals of every school foodservice professional are centered around efficiency, accessibility and nutritional quality. Vickie Speltz, foodservice director at Cotter Schools in Winona, Minn., wanted to streamline operations and increase participation while satisfying students. We spoke to Speltz about how her forward-thinking led her to embrace the Cambro Vending Cart as a pivotal tool in achieving her foodservice goals. 1.

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Optimizing Your Restaurant Merch Game

Modern Restaurant Management

Merch might a somewhat newer term in a restaurant owner's lexicon, but having a focused merchandising effort can connect a person to a brand as well as be a great way to build awareness and put buts in seats. While someone might want to express their admiration by wearing or displaying brand merch, it's important for those brands to create products that will not simply collect dust in a corner.

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YOTEL Geneva Lake Officially Opens Its Doors

Hospitality Net

The international and innovative hotel brand, YOTEL, welcomes guests to its highly anticipated opening of YOTEL Geneva Lake, featuring Switzerland’s first Nordic-inspired gastronomy destination.

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Joe Warren & Sons Acquires Service Company

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Joe Warren & Sons Co., based in Norwood, Mass., has announced the acquisition of Aable Restaurant Equipment Service. Based in Manchester, N.H., for the past 20 years, Aable has provided repair, planned maintenance and installation services for commercial kitchens throughout Southern and Central New Hampshire.

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Onsite Detection of Multiple Foodborne Bacteria Achieved Within One Hour Using Handheld Device

Food Safety Magazine

Researchers from Osaka Metropolitan University have achieved simultaneous detection of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus in real-world samples, on-site and within an hour, using a handheld electrochemical device.

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Increase Food Production Efficiency Through Predictive Maintenance

Food Safety Tech

In the food production industry, being efficient is not just a goal, it is essential for success. Operations that produce top-quality products at the lowest costs come out on top. One key to staying efficient is cross training production workers and making sure they’re skilled in operating various machines. This way, anyone can step in to keep things running smoothly, avoiding costly delays.

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5 Must-Have Pro Tools for Home Chefs

the CAMBRO blog

In recent years, the lines between commercial and home kitchens have blurred. Thanks to a growing interest in culinary experimentation at home, many consumers are investing in high-quality kitchen equipment once reserved for professional chefs. Whether you’re a budding home cook or a seasoned foodie, there’s an array of commercial kitchen products that can elevate your culinary creations to new heights.

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Diners Have Negative Reaction to Surge and Dynamic Pricing

Modern Restaurant Management

Eighty-one percent of diners said they would either stop going to a restaurant altogether or alter their dining hours to avoid prices surging during peak hours and 64 percent said they have a negative reaction to restaurants using surge and dynamic pricing, according to a HungerRush’s National Restaurant Price Surging Survey. “This is an alarming statistic for restaurant owners and operators, potentially leading to an increase in lost revenue or creating new peak hours,” Bill M

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Ireckonu Announces Latest ISO Recertification, Renewing Commitment to Highest Industry Security Standard

Hospitality Net

Ireckonu, an innovative Hospitality Middleware and Customer Data Platform for hotel chains, today announced the achievement of ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certification, a globally recognized standard for information security management systems (ISMS). This certification demonstrates Ireckonu’s comprehensive commitment to the highest level of security for sensitive information and data.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Gains New Owner

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, which started out on a Florida beach in 1997 and now has 1,400-plus stores, has a new owner in Blackstone. Blackstone announced April 24 it entered into an agreement to acquire the fast-casual brand from Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Pioneering the Future of Food Safety Auditing at the 2024 Food Safety Summit

Food Safety Magazine

The Think Tank on the Future of Food Safety Auditing represents a pivotal step in the quest for a safer, more transparent food supply chain. Collective efforts, rigorous research, and strategic recommendations have laid the groundwork for transformative changes in food safety auditing, as will be discussed at a May 9 session on "The Future of Food Safety Auditing" at the 2024 Food Safety Summit.

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NSF Now Offering CA Prop 12 Certification

Food Safety Tech

Global public health and safety organization NSF is now offering California Proposition 12 (Prop 12) certification for American meat and egg distributors that are distributing products in the state of California. Prop 12 is an animal welfare law enacted by the state of California on January 1, 2024, that sets higher standards for confining certain farm animals.

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Penn Chefs Take Plant-Forward Street Food to the Next Level

Bon Appetit Management Company

James Wideman, sous chef, Mouhamed Mboup, executive chef, Carla Crawford, cook, Darbelis Rodriguez, foodservice worker, and Deborah Day, union chef, celebrate their victory. Bon Appétit at the University of Pennsylvania hosted their first annual Wellness Cup competition as part of their Dine Well, Eat Smart wellness series. Each residential all-you-care-to-eat café was challenged to create their own version of plant-forward street food.

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On the Road to Relief: Restaurant Trends and Opportunities to Watch

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurant operators have faced stiff headwinds since 2020, with a near-constant swirl of inflation, supply chain and labor challenges. But if last year was any indicator, restaurant operators are on the road to relief in 2024. According to September 2023 numbers from the National Restaurant Association , 49 percent of restaurants reported year-over-year increases in same-store sales.

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Vignette Collection Planning for Kuwait

Hospitality Net

Mirroring its identity as a fortress built near the water, Arabella Beach Hotel, Vignette Collection gives a glimpse into Kuwait’s rich heritage to capture the breath-taking allure of the region.

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