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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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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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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Menu Labeling: More than meets the eye (Transparency)

Menu labeling makes a difference. Over 70% of Americans are overweight or obese. The nutrition information restaurants and similar retail food establishments will be providing is a great first step in curbing these soaring rates.…

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Better Kids' Meals Means Better Business in 2018

Coming in at #6 on the National Restaurant Association’s Top 20 Hot Food Trends of 2018 is “healthful kid’s meals.” So, what does that mean for restaurant owners? Balanced, smaller and innovative kid’s meals can…

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