Sesame seeds

MenuTrinfo Plans for Top 9 Allergens

We are expecting to see sesame soon become the 9th major food allergen in the United States. While this has been on the FDA's radar for quite some time, recent legislative pushes have put it…

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Time flies when you are protecting lives and health

From the desk of our CEO, Betsy Ten years ago today I opened a message on Facebook from a friend 1700 miles away.  She wrote that menu labeling was coming for restaurants and maybe my husband,…

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Build Your Own Meal

Make “Build Your Own” Your BFF

When it comes to accommodating special dietary needs, customization is king. Whether it's a food allergy or intolerance, or someone needing detailed menu labeling to fit their diet, guests find success when they can get…

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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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allergen training, menu labeling

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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