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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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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Pick Your Poison: Artificial Colors

March is here, spring is near, and on the 17th some of us may imbibe in a green beer . . . or two. We’ve all heard of the health risks and even benefits of…

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