Tag: health

Food

Restaurant Brands and Big Food Are Blamed for Obesity and More

2 months ago

Unlike the tobacco industry, the restaurant industry and health can find a middle ground where there are profits without devastating health results. But things will have to change at some big brand to make this happen.

Food

Study Finds Food Recalls Are Up Significantly Since 2013

2 months ago

Researchers aren’t sure if the rise in recalls is due to a more contaminated food supply or because new technology makes it easier to catch bacteria in products. Either way, we are screwed.

Food

U.S. FDA Says It Will Try to Resume Some Food Inspections

2 months ago

No matter the country, government plays a key role in food safety. But in a country where government is the "enemy" for some and food safety is not at a premium it is the consumers who will suffer.

Tech

Is Your Favorite Restaurant Hygienic? There’s a New App for That

3 months ago

Do consumers care enough about proper hygiene in restaurants that they'd be willing to pay to track it on a regular basis? HDScores is betting on it.

Chains

McDonald’s New Antibiotics Policy Has the Power to Change the Beef Industry

3 months ago

If you want to make change at scale, you need either a massive consumer shift or a massive change of policy by a giant in the industry. The latter is what we have here, and it should be good news for everyone.

Food

Romaine’s Woes Are Great News for Other Kinds of Greens

4 months ago

Romaine will bounce back – who doesn't love a Caesar – but there are more greens out there for restaurants than just one.

Food

Romaine Scare Hits Fast Casual Restaurant Chains

4 months ago

There is a marketing angle here: better food is food, not a chemical ingredient. And with natural ingredients come challenges. But the benefits far outweigh the downsides 364 days a year.

Independents

New York City Food Carts Will Post Health Department Grades

4 months ago

New York City's food cart and truck vendors work harder than just about anybody to keep their food safe: they've got to draw a ton of customers on a regular basis just to make ends meet. We hope inspectors don't use their power to wage war on them.

Food

Blackberry Farms’ New Resort Trades Gluttony for Wellness

5 months ago

When it comes to resort food "wellness" is usually a tip off that you will not eat well. We look forward to this next wave of good, healthy food that's informed by a kitchen that knows what a sinful meal tastes like.

Chains

Chipotle’s Head of Food Safety Is Stepping Down

6 months ago

We don't envy the next person Chipotle finds to fill that role.

Chains

One Out of Every 3 U.S. Adults Eat Fast Food Every Day

6 months ago

That's good news for the fast food industry, not so much for public health officials. Fortunately the former are diversifying their menus with slightly healthier offerings.

Chains

Pret A Manger Promises Change After Allergy Death of Teenage Girl

6 months ago

Proper food labeling is a no-brainer, but the real-world challenges of kitchens will always complicate matters.