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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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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Apples to Apples: How to compare nutrition information on menus?

So, it’s been a few months now that the Menu Labeling Law has been in effect, and most covered establishments have jumped in and followed the regulations. Under this law covered establishments must disclose the…

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Around and Round We Go: Menu Labeling Rounding Rules

Let’s say you’re craving a good ol’ fashioned PB&J and you glance at the nutrition facts panel of the bread of your choice. Then, you notice something a little strange. It states that one slice…

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We've Got Your Back and Front (of House)

To put it simply, diners want to know what they're eating when they come into your establishment. They want to know how it's prepared, too, especially if they have food allergies or celiac disease. It…

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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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It's All About That Bass: The Bottom Line on Calorie Counts

Remember the song, “It’s All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor? Well, it’s all about the bass for your customers, too, which is why they care about how many calories they are consuming. That’s the…

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