Q & A with Not Your Average Joe’s

Not Your Average Joe’s, a 23-unit restaurant chain based in Milton, Massachusetts, comes by its name honestly. Their food is truly anything BUT average. Not only have they been serving great food to the northeast…

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Fish Fraud: Could seafood be the next big labeling push?

Does something smell fishy to you? According to recent studies, including one conducted by the nonprofit group Oceana, between 26 to 87 percent of seafood sold in the United States is mislabeled. It could be…

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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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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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Eating "Clean": What are consumers really looking for when dining out?

The days of glazing over ingredients when purchasing food are coming to a close.  Now, more than ever, health food stores and farm to table restaurants are popping up everywhere, and they are packed with…

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Pick Your Poison: Anti-Caking Agents

With graduation season quickly approaching and Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s a good time to reflect on things you’ve learned from your mother – or even from her mother and her mother’s mother.…

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Pick Your Poison: Preservatives and Additives

Easter is on its way and more than the Easter Bunny might be hopping in for a visit. It’s a time for family, friends, and food. You’ve got your Sunday clothes on, perhaps a nice…

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