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Here’s What You Need To Know About Menu Labeling

May 7th is just one calendar page flip away. That’s the deadline for menu labeling compliance and it should have a big red circle around it. If you haven’t started the process, it’s time to…

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Menu Labeling: Why a Nutritional Database is Better

Nutritional Database Analysis vs. Lab Testing In just 66 days, your foodservice establishment is required to meet the menu labeling compliance deadline. You read that right — you only have 66 more days to get…

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Summertime Clean Eating

Did you know that one in every three Americans is following a specific diet? While low-calorie, low-fat and other traditional restrictive ways of eating will never go away, more lifestyle-focused diets like paleo, keto, and…

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Can YOU Cater to the latest “Lifestyle Diets”?

By Betsy Craig with help from Lacey Palmer Just when gluten-free has begun to be manageable for most and the world knows it’s a need for those with Celiac disease and a choice for others,…

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5 Tips for Long-Term Menu Labeling Success

It’s hard to believe that this time last year, the industry was scrambling to prepare for menu labeling enforcement. Since then, seeing calories on menus has become so commonplace that it’s hard to imagine a…

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Food Allergy Lawsuits are On the Plate: Today More than Ever

By Betsy Craig The last few months we have seen a large rise in food allergy lawsuits as well as settlements. As this is my life’s work and passion, I might be more aware than…

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The Grace Period is Almost Up

People dining today are looking for more and more transparency when it comes to the food they are eating. Demands for nutritional information and ingredients have made the FDA step up and put forth a…

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Final Steps for Menu Labeling Regulations

The menu labeling mandate seemed like the rollercoaster ride that would never end. Since being formally announced in 2010, the federal menu labeling regulations have had anything but a smooth introduction. Despite pushback from the…

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Natural Flavors- Added Flavor or Added Risk?

         When we hear the term “natural flavors” we automatically think of healthy, natural food, but few people know what this term actually means. The truth is, natural and artificial flavors are actually extremely similar. They…

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6 Food Trends to Look for in 2019

2018 is ending and restaurant industries are entering the busy holiday season but it’s never too early to start planning ahead. 2018 brought all different kinds of food trends that were new and exciting. According…

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Eating Healthy for the Holidays

The holidays are known as a time for indulgence. Whether it's buying lavish gifts or stacking your house so full of lights it can be seen from space, there's no denying that people like to…

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Different grain on the white table

2018: A Recap of Nutrition Milestones

While 2018 is starting to wind down and plans are starting to be made for the new year, it’s hard to forget all the nutrition and allergy milestones the foodservice industry reached this past year.…

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