NRA reaches 6M food safety certifications

The NRA's ServSafe program provides educational materials to the restaurant industry.

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5 for 5: McDonald's, desserts, technology among trending articles

The top five articles trending on QSRWeb range from McDonald's to dessert trends to technology.

Lessons from a prolific, international restaurant franchisee

The president of QSR International says offering a breakeven promotion around a beverage is the 'most intelligent thing you can do' going into a new market.

Gluten-free beer finds its way

I can't tell you how many photos from friends I receive of restaurant bar menus that feature gluten-free beer. The photos are sent out of enthusiasm for the gluten-free movement making its way to the beer menus across the country...

How to make sure your dishes are properly sanitized

Ideally, one person should clean the dishes and the other person sanitize and handle the clean ones. If this isn’t possible, strict procedures must be followed to disinfect hands between loads.

The impact of employee behaviors and habits on food safety

Kevin Roberts is an expert in food safety research and training and focuses specifically on overcoming employee barriers to food safety implementation in the commercial foodservice setting.

Industry trends: Consumers will spend more for transparency, authenticity, safety

Watch for menu trends at airport bars and lounges, Hollywood and convenience stores.

Allergen awareness: Why American brands should be watching the EU

The focus on establishments that serve food items will become more prevalent as the number of people born with allergens continues to increase.

6 steps to promote staff, customer allergen awareness

Have a disclaimer up in your restaurant that lets customers know the efforts made to accommodate diners with special dietary needs.

Navigating the new food codes: Part 1

Operators need to know the 8 major allergens and the best practices surrounding the use of separate containers and preparation methods designed to prevent cross-contact.

Gluten-free's honeymoon phase not expected to end anytime soon

When the FDA came out with an official definition of the diet, it went from a fad to a foodservice trend.

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NEWS


McDonald's Buenos Aires franchisee amends antibiotics policy

Buenos Aires-based Arcos Dorados a McDonald’s franchisee with restaurants in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries, announced its continued commitment to the responsible use of antibiotics in food animals including measures to limit their use.

Beef patties recalled due to possible Listeria

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and Kenosha Beef International have received no reports of illness.

Edo Japan donates thousands to Canadian food banks

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based Edo Japan, a QSR that serves Teppan-style food, is donating $14,900 to Edmonton's food bank.

PAR announces rollout of SureCheck Advantage device

Users can perform checklists and access unlimited compliance data and reports using the SureCheck Advantage.

McDonald's Japan posts first annual loss in 11 years amid food-safety scandal

Diners have found plastic, vinyl and a human tooth in McDonald's Japan food in recent months.

SafetyChain providing ROI calculation to promote food safety platform

SafetyChain Software announced it is offering a complimentary Return on Investment calculator report for food and beverage companies looking to build a business case to implement food safety and quality assurance automation solutions in 2015. According to a news release,...

San Diego County adds NRA's ServSafe training course

The National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Food Handler online training course has been approved by San Diego County in California. The training program is geared toward restaurant operators and their employees, who have the opportunity to earn the San Diego Food Handler card.

Auntie Anne's retail pretzel dog supplier issues recall over misbranding

City Line Foods Manufacturing Co. has recalled more than 1 million pounds of frozen pretzel dogs because of "misbranding and undeclared allergens." MeatPoultry.com reported that the recall came about after a routine label review by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service found soy lecithin – a known allergen – in the product.

Subway adds pathogen control layer to food safety protocol

Subway has added PURE Bioscence Inc.'s PURE Hard Surface disinfectant to its US locations as part of its food safety and sanitization program. According to a news release, PURE Hard Surface disinfectant features a patented, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly SDC antimicrobial molecule....

Insureon launches microsite for small foodservice businesses

The educational site is designed to help caterers, food trucks and other operators manage risk exposure.

SCS Global Services and SafetyChain Software partner for training and automation

SCS Global Services has partnered with SafetyChain Software to provide services for training, certification to third-party food safety schemes, and food safety and quality assurance automation.

NRA releases safe food handling training guide for food banks

The National Restaurant Association has released "ServSafe Food Handler Guide for Food Banking," its food-handling training guide for Feeding America's broad network of food bank employees, agency staff and volunteers.

National Food Safety Month marks 20 years

As part of its strong commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association announced this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM) will mark its 20-year anniversary by featuring the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years.

RMD Technologies teams with Verizon for new 'smart' temperature monitoring technology

RMD Technologies, LCC recently launched the D-Mometer and TAM Network, a "machine-to-machine" (M2M) solution that provides businesses and consumers real-time information on the time and temperature exposure of meats, produce and other perishable items.

Shanghai asking restaurants, others to post product source info

The city of Shanghai has asked several major restaurant chains to post information about product sources in the wake of a supplier scandal.

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Consumer awareness of food safety is growing as government regulations tighten. Restaurant operators must also stay aware of food safety issues and provide training to employees. Check out this research center for the latest news and best practices.