The latest foodservice management practices, food-safety news and more.

Institute prescribes fix for hospital food

Hospital foodservice operations can and should improve their menu offerings in a manner that both supports local agriculture and sets an example for consumers to follow, according to a report released last month by Occidental College's Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) and the Center for Food and Justice.


FSD Research: Measuring Up

Productivity reports are becoming a larger part of the foodservice director's or general manager's responsibilities, according to FSD's 2004 Productivity Performance Survey (see full chart listing b...

USDA has announced plans to purchase chicken fajita strips for school lunch and other programs.

Long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania and Connecticut are controlling costs in different ways: one by standardizing purchases and another using bright-colored plates to increase patient/resident...

In New York, the City Council is prohibiting the sale of "junk food" and soda in all city schools during specified hours.

Foodservice sales and customer participation at Manugistics, a software company in Rockville, MD, are up 20% since it introduced pizza, desserts and other items to its menu.

Catering in non-commercial foodservice during 2002 showed double-digit growth in key performance indicators, according to the latest FSD Catering Report (see charts facing)—representing a retu...

Valley Services, Inc. has been awarded a three-year f/s operation and management contract with the Mississippi Dept. of Corrections (MDOC), one of the largest corrections contracts in the nation.

Schools that balance their foodservice budgets by serving more a la carte menu items are short-changing their students nutritionally, according to new research that has already prompted calls for in...

The tablets function similarly to palm-size handheld computers, also known as personal digital assistants, or PDAs, in that data is entered on the computer's screen via stylus, or touch, input.

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