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How To Calculate Reorder Points For Your Bar Or Restaurant

Sculpture Hospitality

Effective inventory management is critical when it comes to operating a thriving bar or restaurant. There are many important elements that will help you master inventory management including forecasting from forecasting to ordering processes.

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Acute Lead Toxicity in children prompts warning from FDA in WanaBana fruit pouches

Bill Marler

The FDA issued this warning this morning – Recall underway. Summary of Problem and Scope The FDA was recently made aware of a developing investigation by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) regarding four children with elevated blood lead levels, indicating potential acute lead toxicity.

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Here’s what they are serving at NBA areas this season

Food Management

Basketball fans are in for a treat from concessions firms operating at National Basketball Asssociation venues around the country during the 2023-24 season.

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How restaurants can navigate fee fatigue

Restobiz

By Brittain Brown “Fee fatigue” refers to the endless surcharges associated with purchasing services – a thorn in the side of restaurant operators. To stay competitive, restaurants have had to continually upgrade their technology to meet industry demands, but more systems mean more hidden expenses. This exhaustion can be attributed to a variety of sources […] The post How restaurants can navigate fee fatigue appeared first on Restobiz.

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It’s Hectic Season for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

It’s a trend well-known to restaurant operators, and yet each year brings the same scramble: young people who provided a ready supply of flexible labor over the summer simultaneously change their patterns – resigning to focus on school, moving back to college, or limiting their availability to accommodate other activities. In 2021, for example , 36.6 percent of teens 16-19 had jobs during the summer, dropping to 30.5 percent during the school year.

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Excessive levels of lead in baby food found to have impacted at least 4 children

Food Safety News

The FDA is advising parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because the product may contain elevated levels of lead. Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches should contact their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test, according to the public warning from the Food and Drug Administration.

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Will 2024 bring relief to restaurateurs?

Restobiz

The past few years have seen record-breaking inflation, unrelenting labour shortages, and continuing supply chain disruption, as the foodservice industry strives to recover. With some improvement in these conditions recently, is there relief in sight for restaurateurs in the coming year? The first step in looking ahead is understanding the major obstacles and pinpointing potential […] The post Will 2024 bring relief to restaurateurs?

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Restaurant SEO: Four Easy Steps to Improve Your Online Presence

Modern Restaurant Management

If you’re looking to rank higher on Google and land in front of more customers, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’ll learn how to improve your restaurant’s online presence and how it will land you in front of thousands of hungry customers in your local area. The best part? It’s just four steps, and you don’t need an entire marketing team to do it.

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Dog food recalled after government testing shows Salmonella contamination

Food Safety News

Blue Ridge Beef is recalling their Breeders Choice 2# log dog food Lot# 8/2/24 UPC 8 54298 00193 1 because of Salmonella contamination. On Oct. 27, the firm was notified by the Food and Drug Administration that the dog food tested positive for Salmonella. Salmonella can infect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to

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This Colorado university created a sports bar concept from scratch

Food Management

Burgers with the works and a hoppin’ atmosphere have made the campus University Center a destination.

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FDA Proposes to Stop Allowing Brominated Vegetable Oil in Food, Says Red Dye 3 May Be Next

Food Safety Magazine

Due to concerns about harms to human health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to revoke the regulation that authorizes the use of brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in food. The agency also announced its intent to review three other possibly toxic, FDA-regulated food additives that were recently banned in the state of California, and announced that a decision about red dye 3 is forthcoming.

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Lawyers Guide to Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents in Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), more than three million food service employees and one million guests are injured as a result of slip-and-fall accidents annually. The industry spends more than an established $2B for slip and fall-related injuries, and this number is rising by 10 percent each year, according to an NFSI study.

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Sliced mushrooms recalled because of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

Food Safety News

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling President’s Choice brand sliced white mushrooms after tests showed contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The implicated mushrooms were distributed in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia and possibly other provinces and territories, according to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

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Levy offers special treats for World Series games at Chase Field

Food Management

Exclusive F&B items range from tenderloin steak nachos to a mango margarita.

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WTTC Announces Major Speakers for its 23rd Global Summit in Rwanda

Hospitality Net

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) gears up for its stellar 23rd Global Summit in Kigali this week (1-3 Nov), with Ivorian footballing legend Didier Drogba set to take to the stage.

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PPE & Sanitation Items: Your Winter Essentials

Wasserstrom

With the increased risk of illness during the colder months, it’s important to keep extra PPE supplies in-house, to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria, and to keep our guests and employees healthy. Stock Up on Extra PPE & Sanitation Supplies This Winter There are several reasons why it’s important to keep extra PPE […] The post PPE & Sanitation Items: Your Winter Essentials appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog.

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Capriotti’s, Wing Zone, Swamp Dawg, Goodcents execs talk growth with lean teams

Fast Casual

Restaurant labor shortages have become a pervasive issue, affecting both corporate and store-level operations. Three restaurant executives discussed labor issues and how tech can help at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in October.

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5 tech things: Food lockers to help address food insecurity discretely at Pitt

Food Management

This and food delivery firm Flytrex getting FAA approval to expand its drone operations are some of the tech-related developments you may have missed recently.

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Flying High in Atlanta

Modern Restaurant Management

The team at Forbes goes behind the scenes with Randy Hazelton, CEO of H&H Hospitality, which operates concession stands in major U.S. airports, co-owning more than 20 franchises with nearly 100 employees.

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Study Suggests Strong Link Between PFAS Consumption and Thyroid Cancer; No End to PFAS Exposure in Sight

Food Safety Magazine

A recent study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has provided strong evidence linking the ingestion of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are present in food packaging and pervasive in drinking water, to thyroid cancer.

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Positive test for Salmonella prompts recall of whole cantaloupes in Canada

Food Safety News

Fruits et Légumes Gaétan Bono is recalling whole cantaloupes in Canada because of contamination with Salmonella. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reports that the cantaloupes were distributed in the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec, with the possibility that there was wider distribution. The Malichita brand cantaloupes were sold between Oct. 22 and Nov. 1.

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5 things: Carton shortage threatens school milk programs across multiple states

Food Management

This and the positive effects of climate labeling on dining hall menu choices are some of the stories you may have missed recently.

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Ask the Expert: Five Steps for Success in Digitization and Technology Selection

Food Safety Tech

Across the food and beverage industry, organizations are undertaking a wide variety of data-oriented technology initiatives. There are a host of reasons for the trend, and indeed the convergence of multiple factors is likely behind the growing urgency for digitization within many food and beverage brands, manufacturers and supplier organizations. To be sure, ongoing supply chain instability over the last three or more years has put a focus on supply chain resilience and the need for more nimble

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FAO/WHO: Science Supports Health Benefits of Fish Consumption, but More Research Needed on Harm From Contaminants

Food Safety Magazine

A recent Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Consultation on Risks and Benefits of Fish Consumption has concluded that, while the nutritional and health value of eating fish is undeniable, more research is required about the toxic effects of exposure to methylmercury and dioxins from consuming fish.

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The food industry, especially meat producers, appears to be at the center of stepped-up child labor enforcement

Food Safety News

Ever since federal penalties totaling $1.5 million were imposed earlier this year on 13 meat plants contracting in eight states with Packers Sanitation Services Inc. for employing children in critical food safety jobs, the story has not gone away. Child labor restrictions typically fall under federal or state Labor Departments. Still, there’s now been confirmation that both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, are now ful

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Here’s what they are serving at NHL areas this season

Food Management

Hockey fans are in for a treat from concessions firms operating at National Hockey league venues around the country during the 2023-24 season.

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Mythbusting 5 spooky misconceptions about restaurant operations

Fast Casual

Lindsay Petrovic, VP of Restaurant Product Management at NCR Voyix, debunks five common restaurant myths thanks to the use of smart restaurant technology.

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PFAS in Food Packaging: Is it Time to Consider a Change?

Food Safety Magazine

PFAS concentrations, which do not break down easily in the body, tend to increase rather than diminish over time. In light of these concerns and the prevalence of PFAS in consumer products like food packaging, many state and local governments, as well as public interest organizations, have begun enacting or promoting legislation that would regulate the implementation of PFAS in consumer products.

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FDA identifies new E. coli outbreak

Food Safety News

Federal officials are investigating a new outbreak of infections caused by E. coli. The outbreak has sickened 37 people so far, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The agency has not released any patient information, including where they live. FDA investigators have begun traceback efforts, but the agency is not yet releasing information about what food or foods are being traced.

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5 things: Celebrity chefs develop recipes for NYC schools

Food Management

This and a ban on tipping at UC Santa Barbara campus cafes are some of the stories you may have missed recently.

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White Castle's AI ordering increases efficiency, eases labor pains

Fast Casual

QSRweb and Pizza Marketplace Editor Mandy Detwiler talked to Jamie Richardson, vice president of White Castle, to learn how the brand incorporated AI into its ordering process and how it's easing labor issues and increasing efficiency.

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