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Commercial Kitchen Cleaning: Are You Missing These 5 Areas?

Wasserstrom

Maintaining a squeaky-clean commercial kitchen is paramount for food safety and operational efficiency. In this article, we highlight five important, yet often overlooked, areas in your commercial kitchen that deserve regular cleaning attention. Cleaning Zones That Require Your Special Attention While thorough sanitizing and cleaning routines are standard practice, certain areas can unintentionally fall through […] The post Commercial Kitchen Cleaning: Are You Missing These 5 Areas?

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CDC says Salmonella Cantaloupe Outbreak over – But, not for the likely 22,000 victims

Bill Marler

At least 407 sick in the U.S. and 164 in Canada sickened with a total of 13 deaths. Interesting fact, according to the CDC, for every one person who is a stool-culture confirmed positive victim of Salmonella in the United States, there is a multiple of 38.5 who are also sick but remain uncounted. (See, AC Voetsch, “FoodNet estimate of the burden of illness caused by nontyphoidal Salmonella infections in the United States,” Clinical Infectious Diseases 2004; 38 (Suppl 3): S127-34).

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What restaurant loyalty programs look like in 2024

Restobiz

Loyalty programs have been popping up everywhere in the last few years, as restaurants focus on getting to know their customers and using data to better manage the business. However, loyalty programs continue to evolve as consumer preferences change, and 2024 brings a new level of personalization to loyalty as we know it. Studies show […] The post What restaurant loyalty programs look like in 2024 appeared first on Restobiz.

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Beyond Menus: Creative QR Code Uses for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

During the COVID-19 pandemic, QR codes took center stage in the restaurant industry. The technology allowed patrons to bypass physical menus and access digital menus instead, lowering the risk of spreading the virus. But QR codes offer much more than a pathway to a menu on our phones. Businesses use the 2D barcode in new, exciting ways every day. For example, Pizza Hut used QR codes to turn pizza boxes into an augmented reality game of Pac-Man, while Chili’s promoted the technology at its

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Bar Marketing: 10 Ways to Attract Customers and Build Loyalty

Sculpture Hospitality

Bars and pubs face stiff competition to attract and retain customers. In fact, the market size - measured by revenue - of the bars and nightclubs industry reached $35.3bn in 2022 , an increase of 10.8 percent from the previous year.

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Consumers beware – 26 with Listeria linked to unknown food according to FDA

Bill Marler

This just came up on the FDA Outbreak Table: What is Listeria? Listeria is a bacterium that causes a serious infection called listeriosis. Around 300 deaths in the United States are caused by Listeria infection each year, according to estimates from a 2011 CDC report. Listeria bacteria are most found in raw foods. Vegetables can be contaminated by soil and water carrying bacteria.

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How F&B Companies Can Mitigate Some of the Industry’s Biggest Risks

Modern Restaurant Management

Already one of the largest sectors of the global economy, the food and beverage industry shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to the Business Research Company’s 2023 Food and Beverages Global Market Report, the global industry’s market size grew over 7.3 percent from $6,729.54 billion in 2022 to $7,221.73 billion in 2023 in one year alone.

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Global Hospitality Executive Keith Barr to Receive 2024 Cornell Hospitality Icon Award

Hospitality Net

The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration announced today it has selected Cornell alumnus Keith Barr ’92, IHG’s former chief executive officer, as the recipient of the 2024 Cornell Hospitality Icon of the Industry Award. The award will be presented at the Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards ceremony in New York City on June 4, 2024.

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Congress asks FDA why Lead and Chromium in Applesauce is sickening children in the US

Bill Marler

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chair Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Ranking Member Kathy Castor (D-FL) wrote to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf to request a briefing regarding the possible intentional contamination of applesauce pouches.

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City ending local restaurant inspections in retaliation against its inspectors for closing a popular restaurant

Food Safety News

All the following stem from the temporary January closure of a popular restaurant called DaVinci’s at 150 Mill Street in Lewiston, Maine: —Tonight, the Lewiston City Council will likely notify Commissioner Jeanne M. Lambrew of Maine’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, terminating the City’s agreement with the state for City inspection services of restaurants within the City.

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How To Stay Open When The Power Is Out 

Modern Restaurant Management

When the lights go out, equipment stops running, chefs can’t cook and customers can’t dine. Quite simply, when restaurants lose electricity, revenues stop. And, with power outages lasting on average seven hours, this could create devastating losses for businesses in an industry already operating on thin margins. Between the product waste from refrigerated food expiring in two to four hours and the inability to keep generating income from a kitchen shutdown, power outages have the pot

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Texas’ Original Luxury Resort Becomes Newest Ritz-Carlton

Hospitality Net

The newest Ritz-Carlton is official, joining the luxury brand’s portfolio of more than 100 hotels and resorts worldwide. Named The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas as of today, the 400-acre property is set in the rolling hills of a former family ranch just minutes from downtown Dallas.

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Over 200 with Norovirus in California linked to Oysters from Mexico

Bill Marler

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is reporting that there are more than 150 suspected local cases of gastrointestinal illness linked to the consumption of raw oysters, likely caused by norovirus. At this time, Public Health is warning consumers not to eat raw oysters from Laguna De Guerrero Negro, Baja California, Mexico; Laguna Manuela, Baja California, Mexico; and Bahia Salina, Sonora, Mexico because they may be linked to outbreaks of norovirus illnesses in California.

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Ep. 162. Brian Sylvester: How the California Food Safety Act is Shaping U.S. Food Additives Regulation

Food Safety Magazine

In this episode of Food Safety Matters , we are joined by Brian Sylvester, J.D., Partner in Perkins Coie LLP's Washington D.C. office and former U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Attorney-Advisor, to talk about the nationwide ramifications and precedent set by the recently passed California Food Safety Act banning four major food additives in the state.

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What Consumers Want? A B2C Checklist

Modern Restaurant Management

Understanding your diner’s requirements, preferences, and desires is the foundation for success in the modern restaurant industry. This industry seeks to develop a value proposition that speaks to its consumers and convinces them to dine in their restaurants. But precisely, how can you determine what customers want? How can you adjust your B2C marketing strategy to align with their needs and provide an elevated culinary experience?

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Number of children with excess lead traced to cinnamon applesauce continues to rise

Food Safety News

The CDC is reporting that more than 380 children are now involved in an outbreak of lead poisoning traced to pouches of cinnamon applesauce. The outbreak was first announced in October 2023 after the Food and Drug Administration received information in September from North Carolina officials about children with elevated levels of lead in their blood.

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Radisson Hotel Group to Launch a New Resort Experience in Indonesia

Hospitality Net

Radisson Hotel Group has announced plans to open a new beachfront Radisson Resort, situated in the charming coastal town of Anyer, Indonesia. The 150-key Radisson Resort Anyer is tucked away on a peaceful private shoreline and is set to introduce modern hospitality within the tropical ambiance of Indonesia when it opens in 2027.

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Another Study Points to Dangers of PFAS; Fetal Exposure Causes Altered Metabolic, Liver Function

Food Safety Magazine

Adding to the mounting body of evidence pointing to the health harms of dietary exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a new study by researchers at Aberdeen and Örebro Universities indicates that the “forever chemicals” affect humans as early as in the fetal stage of development.

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What Chain and Franchise Restaurant Owners Can Gain from Workforce Education

Modern Restaurant Management

Employee turnover is widespread in the restaurant industry, marked by an average annual rate of 79.6 percent. According to Black Box Intelligence and Snagajob’s post-pandemic research on the restaurant industry, poor hourly pay and a lack of long-term career growth opportunities are two of the primary factors driving turnover among industry workers.

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Sculpture Hospitality & Sandler Launch Innovative Franchisee Sales Empowerment Program

Sculpture Hospitality

TORONTO, ON, Jan. 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sculpture Hospitality proudly unveils an innovative collaboration with Sandler, a premier leader in sales coaching and consulting, aimed at enriching franchisees and enhancing sales performance in the hospitality industry. Through a concerted effort with the Sandler team and industry experts, Sculpture Hospitality has artfully crafted a refined and comprehensive program.

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Raw milk producer linked to another outbreak

Food Safety News

A raw milk producer in New Zealand has issued a recall after a couple of people fell sick. It is the second time in the space of a few months that Campylobacter infections have been linked to Lindsay Farm brand organic raw milk. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) said two potentially associated illnesses had been reported. Raw, or unpasteurized, drinking milk was sold in a plastic 2-liter bottle.

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EFSA: Poor Hygienic Equipment Design Most Crucial Risk Factor for Persistent Pathogens in Food Production

Food Safety Magazine

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published a scientific opinion that identified the most relevant persistent microorganisms in food and feed production environments to be Salmonella , Listeria monocytogenes , and Cronobacter sakazakii , as well as risk factors and interventions associated with these pathogens.

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Expert Insights on the RBI/Carrols Deal

Modern Restaurant Management

The new year has just begun and already there’s a big deal in the restaurant industry as Restaurant Brands International Inc., parent company of Burger Kings inked an estimated $1 billion deal to acquire Carrols Restaurant Group, the largest Burger King franchisee in the United States, operating 1,022 restaurants in 23 states. The transaction is part of Burger King's Reclaim the Flame plan to accelerate sales growth and drive franchisee profitability.

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World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards and The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance forge landmark partnership to drive net positive tourism

Hospitality Net

World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards (WSTHA) and The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (The Alliance) have unveiled a landmark partnership to recognise the torch bearers of sustainable tourism. The Alliance will help steer the WSTHA programme, including serving on its new Advisory Board. The announcement, made at Fitur 2024, comes ahead of the inaugural WSTHA Ceremony in Belize on 27 September 2024.

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CFESA Promotes Olivia Smith

Foodservice Equipment Reports

This month, Olivia Smith has been elevated to serve as the assistant executive director of the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association. In this role, one of her main initiatives will be to grow the group’s young professional programs. A member of the association’s team for five years, Smith previously served as its membership administrator.

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UK FSA Reports on Risks Posed by Labor Shortages to Food Safety, Security

Food Safety Magazine

Recent research commissioned by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) provides an overview of the ways in which labor shortages in critical food system roles are affecting food safety and availability, as well as FSA’s ability to carry out its responsibilities.

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Grab-and-Go Refrigerators

The Restaurant Warehouse

???️ Need to store and enjoy sandwiches, lunch, and dinner on-the-go? Our new Grab-and-Go Refrigerators has got you covered! Conveniently keep your meals fresh and tasty even on the busiest days. Say goodbye to soggy sandwiches! ? Introducing our new line of Grab-and-Go refrigeration for breakfast, Lunch, and dinner. The grab and go refrigerators designed to make your customers back-to-school and post-vacation routine a breeze.

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FX BYT Celebrates 1MM Restaurant Reservations Milestone

Hospitality Net

FX Book Your Table crossed the one million milestone in reservations created across systems in 2023. This achievement reflects not just the capabilities of FX BYT’s cutting-edge features but also the widespread adoption and trust placed on the software by restaurants and hotels alike.

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FDA scrutinizes imported foods that may have been altered for economic gain

Food Safety News

The Food and Drug Administration continues using import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click here to go to the FDA page with links to details on specific alerts.

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Another Study Points to Dangers of PFAS; Fetal Exposure Casues Altered Metabolic, Liver Function

Food Safety Magazine

Adding to the mounting body of evidence pointing to the health harms of dietary exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a new study by researchers at Aberdeen and Örebro Universities indicates that the “forever chemicals” affect humans as early as in the fetal stage of development.

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Bissell BigGreen Deep Cleaning Machine

The Restaurant Warehouse

Bissell's BigGreen deep cleaning machine offers a convenient and efficient user experience. Begin by thoroughly vacuuming the desired area. Detach the dirty water tank from the upper portion and lift the clean water tank from the machine's base. Proceed to transport the clean water tank to a sink. Proceed to fill the tank with hot tap water up to the indicated water line.

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