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Smart Steps to Cut Down on Restaurant Food Waste

Sculpture Hospitality

No matter what type of bar or restaurant you run, there’s a high chance that food waste is a huge problem. In fact, according to RTS , the restaurant industry spends close to $162 billion on wasted food.

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Thanks to Perdue Extension – Ideas for a safer Cantaloupe – Hot Water

Bill Marler

The use of good cleaning and sanitizing practices is crucial during production and distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables to reduce the risk of microbial contamination. The implementation of such practices is standard in most production facilities because soil, compost, water, personnel, and/or harvesting/processing equipment can all be sources of harmful microbes that could result in a foodborne illness.

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5 things: Compass North America saw 17.4% revenue increase in fiscal 2023

Food Management

This and student dining hall workers unionizing at a Massachusetts college are some of the stories you may have missed recently.

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Today’s tipping trends

Restobiz

Tip-flation and fee fatigue have been in the news as high inflation continues and consumers look to save their pennies. With costs continuing to rise, are consumers tipping and how do they feel about the shift in tipping culture? Reports show that consumers have negative feelings towards tipping, with about 30 per cent of consumers […] The post Today’s tipping trends appeared first on Restobiz.

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Ten Ways You Can Make Your Food and Beverage Business a Great Place to Work

Modern Restaurant Management

Have you ever noticed how great service in restaurants and cafes can make your day? It’s all thanks to the fantastic employees who enjoy their work. When bosses in food and beverage places make their workers excited about their jobs, it can lead to happier customers. Why Happy Workers Matter Think of happy employees as the special ingredient that makes a food and beverage business successful.

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2 Deaths, at least 45 hospitalized with 125 Salmonella illnesses in the U.S. and Canada tied to Cantaloupes

Bill Marler

Canada is reporting 26 ill in British Columbia 7, Ontario 7, Quebec 8, Prince Edward Island 2, Newfoundland and Labrador 2. In the United States since the last update on November 17, 2023, 56 more illnesses have been reported. As of November 24, 99 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella have been reported from 32 states. Arkansas 1, Arizona 7, California 1, Colorado 2, Georgia 3, Iowa 5, Illinois 4, Indiana 2, Kentucky 5, Massachusetts 1, Maryland 1, Michigan 1, Minnesota 13, M

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Almost 70 freshcut fruit products, including cantaloupe, recalled in connection to outbreak

Food Safety News

Canadian officials have ordered the recall of dozens of freshcut fruit products in connection with an outbreak of Salmonella infections. The 69 products under recall are sold under a variety of brands. The recalls include but are not limited to cantaloupe, fruit mixes, pineapple, honeydew and watermelon in pieces, halves and other cuts. The recalls are related to an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella infections traced to fresh cantaloupe that may also be connected to other fruit.

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Going Green, Saving Green: Energy Efficiency Tips for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

In the highly competitive restaurant industry, where profit margins are often razor-thin, every penny saved and every green initiative adopted can have a profound impact on the bottom line. In recent years, the food service industry has witnessed a growing emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency, making it imperative for restaurant owners and managers to seek out energy consumption curtailment strategies while ensuring a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere for their patrons and staff.

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Salmonella Cantaloupe Outbreak – States hardest hit – Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin

Bill Marler

Canada is reporting 26 ill in British Columbia 7, Ontario 7, Quebec 8, Prince Edward Island 2, Newfoundland and Labrador 2. In the United States since the last update on November 17, 2023, 56 more illnesses have been reported. As of November 24, 99 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella have been reported from 32 states. Arkansas 1, Arizona 7, California 1, Colorado 2, Georgia 3, Iowa 5, Illinois 4, Indiana 2, Kentucky 5, Massachusetts 1, Maryland 1, Michigan 1, Minnesota 13, M

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5 tech things: Robotic health food restaurant opens in New York City

Food Management

This and a Florida Chick-fil-A unit offering drone delivery are some of the tech-related developments you may have missed recently.

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Scientists urge Anisakis focus after parasite findings

Food Safety News

Researchers have found Anisakis larvae in tested samples of fish in Slovakia and called on authorities to step up monitoring of marine parasites. Scientists revealed extensive infection of fish products with Anisakis larvae and seropositive cases in a group of volunteers regularly eating fish products. Anisakiasis is a parasitic disease caused by anisakid worms.

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Embracing AI without killing the restaurant budget

Fast Casual

Leaders from Five Guys, BurgerFi, Papa Johns and Primanti Bros. shared how their brands are embracing AI without breaking the bank in a Fast Casual Executive Summit panel sponsored by Upside.

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What is Listeria and Listeriosis?

Bill Marler

Listeria is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that is ubiquitous and can grow under either anaerobic (without oxygen) or aerobic (with oxygen) conditions. The Prevalence of Listeria in Food and the Environment Listeriosis is one of the most important bacterial infections worldwide that arises mainly from the consumption of contaminated food. [1] The disease is caused by Listeria monocytogenes , which is considered an opportunistic pathogen that affects mainly those with underlying immu

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IHG debuts Vignette Collection brand in Doha

Hospitality Net

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of its first Vignette Collection hotel in Doha in partnership with Hospitality for Success H4S Hotels & Residences, one of Al Baladi Holding companies. Set to open by the end of Quarter 1, 2024, Velero Hotel Vignette Collection Doha Lusail is IHG’s fifth Vignette Collection hotel signing in the MEA region, following those in Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait.

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Patient count doubles in outbreak traced to cantaloupe; two have died

Food Safety News

The patient count in an outbreak traced to cantaloupes has doubled and more recalls have been issued. As of today, Nov. 24, 99 people have been confirmed infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Sundsvall. That is an increase of 56 since the initial outbreak notice was issued Nov. 17 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two people have died.

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3 small fast casual brands proving catering technology is affordable

Fast Casual

CEOs of Thai Chili2go, Dillas Quesadillas and Eatzi's Market & Bakery reveal how affordable catering technologies are helping to grow their businesses.

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FDA Active Outbreak Investigations – what do we know this Sunday Night?

Bill Marler

The FDA is busy trying to find the links to two E. coli outbreaks that have thus far sickened 12 and 37. Interestingly, neither the FDA, CDC nor any state health department is reporting on the Listeria outbreak that has sickened 11. However, the FDA published a recall notice for HMC nectarines, peaches and plums after the peaches seem to have been linked to the illnesses.

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Four Points by Sheraton Opens in Hungary

Hospitality Net

Following the successful summer trial, the inauguration of the Four Points by Sheraton Budapest Danube hotel took place in Újlipótváros. This marks the debut of Marriott International’s special brand in Budapest. Accent Hotel Management operates this new hotel, which boasts 105 guest rooms and a rooftop bar offering breathtaking panoramic views. Nestled right along the banks of the Danube, this establishment enhances the tourist offerings of the 13th district.

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New infections from Listeria linked to fresh peaches, nectarines and plums

Food Safety News

A new outbreak of infections from Listeria has sparked a recall of whole, fresh peaches, plums and nectarines. The recall implicates 12 fresh fruits sold under at least three brands. The HMC Group Marketing Inc. company issued the recall for the fruit, which has been distributed nationwide. Click here to view packaging that can help consumers determine whether they have the fruit on hand.

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Sanitary Design: Finding the Right Conveyor Belt System

Food Safety Tech

Sanitary or hygienic design supports food safety by ensuring that the equipment you bring into your facilities does not pose a risk to the food you produce and that it can be properly maintained and sanitized. When it comes to purchasing a new conveyor belt system, there are several considerations, as well as standards and regulations, that can and should guide your decision.

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Salmonella Cantaloupe Outbreak prompts a memory of the deadly Jensen Farms Listeria tragedy

Bill Marler

As of November 17, 43 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella have been reported from 15 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 17, 2023, to November 6, 2023. Of 30 people with information available, 17 have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Canada is also investigating a Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes.

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Four Points By Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, City Centre Makes Its First Debut

Hospitality Net

Debuting as the first Four Points by Sheraton hotel in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and the fourth in Malaysia, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, City Centre celebrates its opening just in time for the year-end festivities. The opening comes hot on the heels of the recent reopening of Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel & Convention Centre in October 2023, together forming Marriott Bonvoy’s first dual-branded property in Malaysia.

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More children added to patient list as outbreak of lead poisoning linked to applesauce spreads

Food Safety News

Public health officials have identified more children with elevated levels of lead in their blood after eating certain brands of cinnamon applesauce. The count as of today, Nov. 22, stands at 52, up from 34 on Nov. 16, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The patients range from less than 1 year old to 4 years old and come from at least 22 states.

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EU to Renew Approval of Toxic Herbicide Glyphosate for Next 10 Years, Sparking Controversy

Food Safety Magazine

The European Commission is poised to make the controversial decision to renew ten-year approval of the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto-Bayer’s Roundup product line, which has come under fire in recent years for its association with cancer.

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0 to 100 – ages of people sickened by Salmonella in Canada by Mexican Cantaloupe

Bill Marler

As of November 17, there have been 14 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Soahanina and Sundsvall illness linked to this outbreak in the following provinces: British Columbia (3), Ontario (3) and Quebec (8). Additional Salmonella infections are under investigation and more illnesses associated with this outbreak may be confirmed. Individuals became sick between mid-October and early-November 2023.

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Merging Rich History and Modern Design, the Luxury Collection Debuts in Georgia With Vibrant Contrast

Hospitality Net

In the heart of the capital city, Paragraph Freedom Square, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tbilisi accentuates Georgia’s indigenous charms with authentic service, thoughtful design, and refined epicurean experiences.

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Dozens of ice cream products recalled in four states after testing finds Listeria

Food Safety News

Wilcox Ice Cream of East Arlington, VT, is recalling all flavors of Wilcox brand ice cream, yogurt, and ice cream bars, as well as Leonardo’s brand gelato, because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Vermont Department of Agriculture notified the company that one lot of the Super Premium Mint Chip manufactured on 11/14/23 could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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24/7 Restaurant Equipment Welcomes Jeanette Catena

Foodservice Equipment Reports

The dealership 24/7 Restaurant Equipment, based in Toms River, N.J., has announced the appointment of Jeanette Catena as its business development manager. In her new role, Catena will help drive 24/7’s growth strategy and foster key partnerships within the foodservice equipment industry. She will play a crucial role in enhancing the New Jersey and New York City market presence and expanding 24/7.

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Marler Clark investigates Listeria outbreak tied to Peaches

Bill Marler

The HMC Group Marketing, Inc., which does business as HMC Farms, is voluntarily recalling peaches, plums and nectarines sold in retail stores between May 1 and November 15, 2022 and between May 1 and November 15, 2023. The fruit is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes , an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

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STR, TE upgrade U.S. ADR and RevPAR forecast

Hospitality Net

STR and Tourism Economics lifted year-over-year growth projections for average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) in the final U.S. hotel forecast revision of 2023.

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One dead in the Listeria outbreak was traced to fresh peaches

Food Safety News

A Listeria outbreak traced to peaches has turned deadly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this afternoon that of the 11 confirmed patients, one has died. The patients are spread through seven states across the country. All 10 of the surviving patients have been hospitalized. “The true number of sick people in this outbreak is likely higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses.