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Archives - January 2010

Best and Worst Sustainable Seafood Restaurants Revealed

Described as the first online seafood restaurant guide of its kind to launch in the United States, Fish2Fork so far features ratings of 50 restaurants in 14 states, with more to follow. The site's editor, Charles Clover, who wrote the book that The End of the Line was based on, says this is not about bashing seafood: (Full Article) Posted: 01-21-10

Restaurant Chain Explores Industrial Composting

...food waste recycling has come a long way in recent years. Now the Yard House chain of restaurants is getting in on the act, testing an on-site mechanical system that it plans to roll out at a number of its locations. (Full Article) Posted: 01-20-10

UK Parliament Calls for Mandatory Food Waste Collection

Food waste in the United Kingdom is a major problem, amounting to 5.3 million tonnes and an estimated £12 billion annually. It's a problem big enough that a Parliamentary committee has recommended a serious plan to address it: initiating mandatory food waste pickups and banning such organic materials in the landfill. (Full Article) Posted: 01-20-10

FDA Does About-Face on Exposure to BPA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday reversed its much-criticized position on BPA safety, saying it was concerned about the chemical's effects on fetuses, infants and children. (Full Article) Posted: 01-17-10

Aramark, IFMA Release Guide for Sustainable Foodservice Practices

Two global leaders in professional services - ARAMARK and the IFMA Foundation - released Sustainability in the Food Service Environment, a practical, real-world guide for introducing and advancing sustainable practices within food services. (Full Article) Posted: 01-11-10

Redefining Foodservice Waste Management: What's Next

Once upon a time, the topic of waste management conjured images of messy garbage handling, hauling and processing. Most foodservice operators viewed it as largely unrelated to their core business. Not unlike electricity or water utilities, you signed a hauling contract and checked the task off your list. (Full Article) Posted: 01-05-10

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