Did you know cocktails and spirits may contain ingredients that may be unsafe to consume for some people? Cocktails and spirits consultant Camper English is focused on both the safety and legality of ingredients produced by brands and used by mixologists.
With 25 years of experience in the foodservice industry, Kristine Holtz, CEO of Cornerstone Foodservice Group, says that with some well thought out modifications to catering design and service caterers and other food service providers can offer safe and elegant dining solutions in almost all situations.
Colleen Kavanagh of ZEGO Foods provides a somewhat scary look at what the recent relaxation of FDA food regulation guidelines could mean to food production and safety for individuals with dietary needs.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought food safety to the limelight while pushing sustainability to the wayside. But, can they coexist? Eric Wallinger, Director of Sustainability of MeetGreen says YES! Learn how providing safe and inclusive food and beverage events in the middle of a pandemic can also be sustainable. Eric offers his advice and resources to help event organizers maintain and increase their sustainability efforts.
Professor and food safety expert Ben Chapman tackles the tough topic of how to keep meeting participants safe from COVID contagion, from buffets to food festivals.
Millions of people are food insecure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without jobs and a lack of resources, their food independence is endangered. Every meal matters.
Lianne Mandelbaum has been advocating for food allergic airline passengers for eight years after she and her son were treated horribly. She has turned that experience into an advocacy platform which has fostered change in the airline industry.
When something scary happens, like the outbreak of a new infectious disease such as the novel coronavirus now called COVID-19, people understandably get scared. And scared people can pick up some truly weird ideas.
Food Safety Best Practices are Important to Help Protect Lives Facing a long checklist when conducting site-inspections—or booking caterers—event planners might overlook the issues of food safety and food allergens. But given the frequency of food recalls and outbreaks of food borne illnesses in recent years, its vital for event organizers to evaluate how suppliers tackle these issues, and not to shy away from asking questions about food safety policies and procedures. “The best question to ask is how they handle allergies,” said Jeff Sommer, executive chef, Wildhorse Resort & Casino, in Pendleton, OR. “You need to feel confident that…
Understanding Food Safety is Crucial for Controlling Risk Thinking of everything that can go wrong with an event is nearly impossible, but that is what meeting professionals try to do when we create contingency plans as a means to controlling risk associated with our events. Think about the Farmers Insurance “Hall of Claims” commercials showcasing things that have gone wrong — cement pouring into a car, hot air ballon landing on a parked car. It’s a clever campaign that highlights unique claims their customers have submitted. At the end of each commercial, the “voice of God” affirms their tagline: “We…