Your Menu: Nutritional, Calorie, Allergen Data On-Demand

Crunchtime

When the FDA placed requirements for calories to be listed on menus in chain restaurants, it meant nutritional information must now be be clearly displayed on menus and menu boards and for salad bars and buffets. All calorie information must be displayed on signs near the foods.

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The Rise of Food Allergies – and How to Keep Your Guests Safe and Happy

Hot Schedules

require emergency medical attention from contact with a food allergen. Accurate allergen information is critical to guarantee your guests’ safety. With the right recipe and menu engineering solution, each ingredient is tagged with accurate nutrition and allergen info.

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Thousands Of Pounds Of DiGiorno Frozen Pizza Have Been Recalled Over Allergy Concerns

The Salt

The Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza product carton may actually contain frozen three-meat pizza, which is made with textured soy protein, an allergen that may not be reflected on the label.

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Cross-Contamination: What It Is and How to Avoid It

360Training

Cross-Contamination with Allergens. Allergens are proteins that cause an allergic reaction in some people. The most common food allergens are found in: Eggs. Allergens and chemicals can also linger. Trace allergens can remain and cause a reaction.

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How To Boost Bakery Sales With Health-Focused Foods

The Restaurant Times

Include Allergen-Free Foods In The Menu. Studies indicate that sales of allergen-free food items have increased gradually over the period, and the trend is expected to continue in the future. In other words, more and more consumers will be looking for allergen-free food items.

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BOHA!™ Work Station among the top 10 cool new products at NACS

Transact

Easily manages item pricing, ingredient items, and allergens. TransAct is presenting at the 2020 NACS Crack the Code Experience, which is a four-week virtual event that features education sessions and exhibitor showrooms of the convenience store industry.

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Is Your Ghost Kitchen Haunted by Food Safety Breaches?

Modern Restaurant Management

Tech solutions can elevate food safety checklists and audits, track ingredient lists and allergen information, and help staff manage food safety processes, quickly, easily, and accurately.

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March/April 2021 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

FASTER Act Makes Sesame a Designated Allergen : On April 23, 2021, sesame was officially designated an allergen as the bipartisan FASTER Act was signed into law by President Biden. Pooja S.

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Why Smaller Menus Are the Best Thing for Restaurants Right Now

Cheetah

Of course, a menu should cater to various tastes with a diversity of flavors, textures, allergens, and even calorie count. Reading Time: 3 minutes.

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Healthy Fast Food Trend Part 1: Beyond Plant Based Burgers

Cheetah

For example, catering to specific dietary restrictions like keto, soy-free and other allergens, does not necessarily mean a dish is healthy. Reading Time: 3 minutes. The healthy food trend has touched all parts of the food industry, including fast food.

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The Top Restaurant Technologies to Improve Business

Social Hospitality

One such software, Nutritics, also calculates dishes’ allergens, calories, and nutrition based on inputted recipes. It’s hard work to run a restaurant. It takes time, commitment, and the ability to deal with a number of challenges at the same time.

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Vegan Confectionery Is Making its Way from the Margins to the Mainstream

Modern Restaurant Management

These buttons have various allergens listed on the package, as well as a vegan and clean label. Also, the allergen information (tree nuts) is clearly stated down. Veganism is the new trend that is sweeping the world.

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Dyson’s New Cord-Free Vacuum Can Benefit Your Hotel

Gourmet Marketing

The powerful High Torque cleaning head has stiff nylon bristles that deeply clean your guest rooms’ carpets by removing ground-in dirt while trapping dust and allergens, which can help reduce any allergic reactions amongst your guests. Technology is changing, and Dyson is always one step ahead of the game.

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2021 Plant Based Trends

Foodable

Every Body Eat is one such forward-thinking company that specializes in clean, gluten-free snacks made in facilities free of the top fourteen food allergens.

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Better Food, Better Profits Part 2: Clean Label Menus

Cheetah

Less additives, allergens and preservatives. Reading Time: 4 minutes. November is World Vegan Month, the perfect opportunity for your restaurant to experiment with alternative menu specials.

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How to Use Technology to Deliver on Customer Expectation

Restaurant365

Allaying allergen fears. The restaurant industry is absolutely brimming with innovation. Between self-service, order management, home delivery options, and futuristic robotic servers, there’s no shortage of great ideas for boosting front-of-house productivity.

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Expected Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

Once a guest leaves their full name, email and phone number along with possible allergens and specific requests, the staff will be able to meet their needs anytime and thus win guest parties over and over again. Is it over yet?

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7 Features To Look For In A Restaurant Menu Management System

The Restaurant Times

These systems allow restaurateurs to develop or restructure their recipes, provide nutritional & allergen data pertaining to food ingredients, help with dynamic menu pricing, etc. If you are a restaurant owner, you will know that a menu is a restaurant’s heart and soul.

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Top Five Supply Chain Management Tips

Hot Schedules

You should ensure your suppliers are able to provide you with allergen data to load into your procurement system against your recipes so you can track the allergens in every dish. Top Five Supply Chain Management Tips. .

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FDA Relaxes Nutrition Facts and Menu Labeling Requirements for Restaurants and Food Manufacturers During COVID-19 Emergency

Modern Restaurant Management

allergen information required by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two temporary food labeling guidance documents that attempt to balance industry supply and demand during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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What is the Best Way to Figure Out Recipe Food Cost in a Restaurant

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meal, to ensure that people can check for allergens. When you eat dinner in a restaurant, you may find that you encounter a dish or meal that you just have to have at home. When this happens, you’ll want to know the ingredients you’ll need to prepare the food.

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Food Safety Never Takes a Holiday 

Modern Restaurant Management

Pay attention to maintaining rack storage order to prevent cross-contamination of ready-to-eat foods from raw animal proteins as well as any allergen cross-contact potential. New menu items may have new or unexpected allergens (a new dessert may have nut or dairy ingredients, or a new sauce may contain anchovies, a fish allergen).

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How to Handle Food Recalls in Your Restaurant

360Training

coli O157:H7 in ground beef, salmonella in peanut butter, or food with an undeclared allergen. Examples include minor labeling problems, such as improper format or undeclared ingredients that are not allergens. A recall is by far one of the most devastating things that can happen to any brand in the food industry. On top of the negative image that could haunt the business, restaurants may also face steep sanctions and penalties from the government.

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Catering to Health-Conscious Customers

Hot Schedules

With a menu and engineering solution, you can automate the publishing of menus (and nutritional and allergen information) to your website. Our complimentary white paper shows how nutritional and allergen information can be used as a competitive advantage. With food allergies on the rise, and more than 15 million Americans affected, it’s critical for your restaurant to be able to deliver clear, accurate allergen information to guests. Catering to Health-Conscious Customers.

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Restaurant Consumer Trends: Demographics, Lifestyle and Technology

The Restaurant Group

Not having gluten-free (wheat allergen), nut-free, or dairy-free options is not just a preference, it’s a vital component of gaining certain consumers. How Demographics, Lifestyle, and Technology are Changing Restaurant Consumer Trends.

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How Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm Harvests Honey for NYC Restaurants 

EATER

As he struggled with allergies, Summer began to read up on the benefits of raw honey and exposing oneself to natural allergens.

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A Simple Step to Improve Customer Satisfaction and Retention

Modern Restaurant Management

Allergens–especially on new menu items or specials. Managers need to have a means to effectively communicate time-sensitive subjects such as allergens and immediate safety concerns to the staff.

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How Restaurants Can Improve Indoor Air Quality in the Coronavirus Era

Modern Restaurant Management

In addition, these scrubbers can remove dust, allergens, smoke, odors and other pollutants from air and surfaces. Even as restrictions loosen and thousands of restaurants can legally open their dining rooms, many customers remain hesitant to dine in.

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Animal Free? Are Vegan Restaurants the Next Big Food Trend?

The Restaurant Group

One last thing to consider is that tofu and other meat substitutes are often made with soy, which while healthy for most clients, is an allergen and interacts with certain medications. Are Vegan Restaurants the Next Big Food Trend? Veganism, defined as not consuming or using animal byproducts, has gone mainstream of late.

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Learn2Serve vs ServSafe: Which is Better?

360Training

✅ ✅ Allergen. With pandemic panic, potential food contamination is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. But the restaurant industry has always known the importance of food safety – and food safety training.

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What’s the Difference Between Cleaning and Sanitizing?

360Training

Cleaning is the removal of food particles, grease, dirt, chemical residues, allergens, and any other residue that doesn’t belong on the food-contact surface. As you know, it’s all about cleanliness in the foodservice industry. Or is it? Isn’t a clean utensil the same as a sanitized utensil? They’re both germ-free, right? To understand the difference between cleaning and sanitizing—and why it’s important to both clean and sanitize—let’s start with food-contact surfaces.

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Food Safety Practices in the Time of COVID-19

Modern Restaurant Management

Here are some sample questions: What allergens are in the restaurant? Restaurateurs and their employees don’t need anything else to worry about these days.

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Meet the Villains Part Three: The Schedule Shifter

Hot Schedules

With food allergies on the rise, and more than 15 million Americans affected, it’s critical for your restaurant to be able to deliver clear, accurate allergen information to guests. Meet the Villains Part Three: The Schedule Shifter.

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HotSchedules Employees to Give Back During Global Charity Day Oct. 10

Hot Schedules

With food allergies on the rise, and more than 15 million Americans affected, it’s critical for your restaurant to be able to deliver clear, accurate allergen information to guests. HotSchedules Employees to Give Back During Global Charity Day Oct. Employees across the company’s Austin, Atlanta, Denver, and Sydney offices will take the day to volunteer at a number of local charities.

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Meet the Villains Part Two: The Rogue Spender

Hot Schedules

With food allergies on the rise, and more than 15 million Americans affected, it’s critical for your restaurant to be able to deliver clear, accurate allergen information to guests. Meet the Villains Part Two: The Rogue Spender. Watch out: he’s wily and he’s mean.

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What Is a Cortado?

Perfect Daily Grind

A customer walks into your coffee shop and orders a cortado. Depending on your perspective or where you are in the world, you could give them many drinks. For some, a cortado is a certain ratio of coffee to steamed milk. For others, it’s a small flat white or latte.

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What Is Nori?

Restaurant Clicks

Nori contains amphipod allergens, so if you suffer from seafood allergies, then you will likely have an allergic reaction to Nori. If you have ever eaten sushi before, then the chances are that you have probably tasted Nori.

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Restaurant Inspections Checklist and Guide [Get an A+ Rating]

7 Shifts

Sanitizing kitchen equipment before using it to prepare any allergen-inducing foods, as well as when customers alert you of an allergy. Don't panic, but it's time to prepare for your restaurant's health inspection. Health inspections are routine at restaurants – and for good reason.

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Meet the Villains Part One: The Busywork Beast

Hot Schedules

With food allergies on the rise, and more than 15 million Americans affected, it’s critical for your restaurant to be able to deliver clear, accurate allergen information to guests. Meet the Villains Part One: The Busywork Beast in the Back-Office Lair.

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The New Era of Restaurant Cleaning and Hygiene

Modern Restaurant Management

To improve indoor air quality, use vacuums that utilize HEPA filters that remove dust particles, allergens, and pathogens, and assess whether the chemicals you are using to clean and disinfect are free of fragrances, preservatives, and other additives that may irritate employees or guests.

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