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Revolutionizing the Culinary and Dietetic Industry: The Impact of Digital Tools

Culinary Digital

In our fast-paced world, technology has revolutionized the culinary and the dietetic industry. The incorporation of digital tools has sparked a transformation in operations worldwide, providing a wide range of advantages to both individuals and industry experts. In this article, we will explore how the use of digital tools can significantly improve dietary operations.

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FM On Demand with Tara Fitzpatrick: Tricks and treats with Ohio University

Food Management

We talk Athens, Ohio, ghost stories and tasty treats (and maybe some debunkings) with an OU pastry chef and an OU science instructor who’s also a keeper of local folklore.

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Marler Clark hired to investigate E. coli Outbreak at Appalachian Fairgrounds

Bill Marler

An E. coli outbreak during a school trip to the Appalachian Fairgrounds is continuing to leave children in the hospital. According to the Northeast Regional Health Office, eight children have been hospitalized and four others seriously ill. The kids who have contracted the bacteria were students in Washington County, Tennessee and Sullivan County. According to a statement from Northeast Regional Health Office Medical Director Dr.

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2024’s top restaurant trends

Restobiz

We’ve seen so much change in the foodservice industry in the last few years, what does 2024 bring to the table? As the industry continues to recover, the labour market grows, and supply chain disruption slows, the competition will be fierce for restaurants to win over customers, boost loyalty, and build up the bottom line. […] The post 2024’s top restaurant trends appeared first on Restobiz.

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The Best Pre-Launch Marketing Strategy for Your Fine Dining Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

Launching a fine dining restaurant is an undoubtedly exciting venture, but it's not without its challenges. With the fierce competition in the food industry, a well-thought-out pre-launch marketing strategy is crucial to ensure your restaurant gets the attention it deserves. With 60 percent of new high-end restaurants failing within the first year, it’s clear that far too many budding restauranteurs are not pursuing the optimum marketing strategies.

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Informa Connect announces 2024 go-to-market strategy and formation of new Food Services group

Food Management

The newly formed group offers a full suite of digital media, marketing services, conferences/tradeshows, as well as industry specific research/insights.

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Changes are coming as operators look to exceed customer expectations

Restobiz

As the foodservice industry’s recovery continues, many QSRs are making operational changes to address diner demand, foster loyalty, and keep customers coming back. With such fierce competition, restaurants are stepping up their game, working to improve service and boost the customer experience. McDonald’s recently announced that they plan to remove their automatic drink machines by […] The post Changes are coming as operators look to exceed customer expectations appeared first on Restobiz.

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Ordering Channels and Preferences Have Shifted: How Restaurants Can Win The Customer

Modern Restaurant Management

Surging prices have been top of mind for consumers for two years and counting, leaving restaurant leaders questioning how inflation might influence diners’ behavior and overall spending habits, including their usage of digital ordering and third-party delivery apps– both of which gained momentum during the pandemic. While restaurants might have expected to see a bigger shift back to in-person transactions as a result of customers looking to cut costs, there simply hasn’t been a

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Aramark launches high-end hospitality concept for entertainment venues

Food Management

Aura seeks to deliver “an unmatched hospitality experience paired with exceptional culinary talent” to premium areas in entertainment venues.

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Marler Clark retained to investigate cause of Miguel’s Cocina 4S Ranch E. coli Outbreak

Bill Marler

It is not just the isles of your grocery stores that are concerning, the food served at restaurants can cause havoc as well. The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is reporting an outbreak of 13 confirmed or probable cases of Shiga-toxin-producing E. Coli (STEC) linked to dining at Miguel’s Cocina 4S Ranch location in San Diego.

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Menu Pricing: How to Price Your Restaurant Menu for a Profit

Sculpture Hospitality

Creating an enticing menu is an art form. But, as restaurant owners and operators, it’s important that you don’t overlook another equally crucial aspect of menu creation and that is pricing.

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Painting Tips for Restaurant and Bar Owners

Modern Restaurant Management

Adding a coat of paint will always freshen up any space. The same goes for any restaurant or bar. Understanding how to prepare your staff for a fresh coat, what styles of paint, and finishes can help you create a space that is inviting, warming, or even exciting for your customers. Throughout my almost two decades of experience working with restaurant and bar owners these are the areas I always discuss with them when they decide to give their establishment a new look.

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Teaching demos make the dining hall a blast

Food Management

A university nutrition staff adopts Compass Group North America’s teaching kitchen model, which encourages students to pull up a barstool, learn, taste and connect.

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Parents of Miguel’s Cocina E. coli Outbreak speak out as numbers increase to 15

Bill Marler

The Outbreak: According to news reports as many as fifteen people have been sickened by an E. coli outbreak linked to Miguel’s Cocina in the 4S Ranch community of San Diego, including seven who had to be hospitalized, according to county health officials. Those who fell ill, or their families, reported eating at Miguel’s 4S Ranch location from Oct. 6 to Oct. 18 and developed symptoms from Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, according to the county’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).

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Bird flu resumes in the Upper Midwest

Food Safety News

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has returned to the Upper Midwest of the United States with a vengeance. After a break from spring through early fall, new case reports are stacking up for commercial flocks. The new bird flu reports include the following: A commercial turkey flock in Buena Vista County, Iowa. A commercial turkey flock with 49,700 birds in Faulk County, SD.

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Maximizing Holiday Sales: How Restaurants Can Enhance Customer Experiences with Modern Payment Solutions

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern payment solutions that provide the ultimate convenience and enable customers to order and pay how they prefer are on the rise this holiday season, empowering restaurants to deliver an improved experience without sacrificing the quality of service. With the rise of on-demand delivery and easy-to-use checkout technology driving consumer demand for quick service, restaurant operators are implementing modern payment solutions that provide a more seamless and customer-friendly dining experienc

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5 tech things: Oregon State food delivery robots involved in bomb threat

Food Management

This and the early results of UC San Diego’s opening of multiple Amazon Just Walk Out stores on campus are some of the tech-related developments you may have missed recently.

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What is it with Salmonella and Onions, and why does it take so long to figure Outbreaks out?

Bill Marler

Well, put down those onions – Or, well you should have last summer. Yet another outbreak, although at this point it looks a lot smaller than the previous two. I have received a few calls from reporters asking why it seems to take so long to figure these outbreaks out – check out the dates when the outbreaks started and ended below. On all of the outbreaks, the illnesses had peaked and were declining before the outbreak was announced and a recall initiated.

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Ep. 156. Lise Korsten: Food Safety Considerations, From Post-Harvest Interventions to Future Challenges

Food Safety Magazine

In this episode of Food Safety Matters , we are joined by Dr. Lise Korsten—a leading researcher in the areas of food safety, water quality, and post-harvest intervention strategies for produce—to discuss her work to prevent microbial contamination of crops in Africa, global regulatory trends and future challenges affecting the food system, and the potential of emerging technologies to ensure food safety and security in an ever-changing world.

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Prioritize Mental Health: Strategies for Managing Stress in Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

Working in a restaurant is a marathon, not a sprint. To get through a long shift, chefs, managers, servers, hosts and waitstaff need to make wise decisions and take care of their health. Whether you work in the front of house or in the kitchen, the stressors of every shift can wear you down. Eventually the weight of it all can take a toll on your emotional and physical wellbeing.

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5 things: Tufts launches Food Is Medicine Institute

Food Management

This and Hawaii Schools trying to sort out the ramifications of expanded CEP eligibility for its state-wide district are some of the stories you may have missed recently.

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Consumer Reports finds one-third of chocolate is high in heavy metals

Food Safety News

CR today released test results that have it urging Hershey’s to get harmful lead and cadmium out of its chocolate products Key Findings: Despite its reputation for healthfulness, dark chocolate can be contaminated with lead and cadmium, two heavy metals linked to severe health problems, as confirmed by Consumer Reports’ testing last year. In its latest round of testing, CR tested 48 other kinds of chocolate products and foods made with it from name brands in seven categories– cocoa powder, choco

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Consumer Reports Finds High Levels of Cadmium, Lead in One-Third of Chocolate Products

Food Safety Magazine

Building upon a December 2022 report on the levels of toxic heavy metals in dark chocolate, Consumer Reports recently published new findings about the contaminants in other kinds of chocolates, suggesting that one-third of chocolate products contain high levels of heavy metals.

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Cultivating Healthy Habits: Marketing Tactics for a Successful School Salad Bar Program

Chef Ann Foundation

Successfully marketing your salad bar program can contribute to the well-being of students and the entire school community.

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Chartwells K12 adds two more cuisines to its Global Eats program

Food Management

Korean and Caribbean join Mexican, Italian, Indian and Chinese in company’s international school food initiative.

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Gills diced onions named as the source of a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella cases

Food Safety News

Federal public health officials are investigating a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections traced to Gills brand diced onions. There are 73 confirmed patients from 22 states, according to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One-fourth of the patients have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

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New Stakeholder Coalition Formed to Advocate for Effective FDA Human Foods Program

Food Safety Magazine

A new coalition between various food safety stakeholders has been formed with the purpose of advocating for a modernized, effective Human Foods Program at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Rodent Control Challenges for Organic Facilities

Food Safety Tech

As a business owner, you have a multitude of challenges to contend with, but one of the most insidious and damaging threats to your facility operations might be lurking in the shadows: rodents. These stealthy intruders not only jeopardize the integrity of your property but can also carry diseases that pose serious risks to your employees and public health.

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5 things: Report finds afterschool meal participation drop

Food Management

This and a boom in suburban food halls driven by the remote work trend are some of the stories you may have missed recently.

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Enoki mushrooms recalled in several states after testing finds Listeria contamination

Food Safety News

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball has alerted consumers to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in Qilu Enterprises brand “enoki mushrooms,” distributed by Utopia Produce, 83-18 72 nd Drive, Glendale, NY. This product was distributed in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland, and West Virginia. The affected Qilu Enterprises brand “enoki mushrooms” are packaged in 7.05- ounce (200 gram) flexible plastic bags with UPC code 928918-610109.

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FDA Publishes Results of FY 2021 Pesticide Residue Sampling Program for Foods

Food Safety Magazine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the report for its fiscal year (FY) 2021 pesticide residue monitoring program, summarizing findings from FDA testing of human and animal foods for pesticides and industrial compounds.

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