Restaurant Industry Update [National Restaurant Association]

The National Restaurant Association newsletter is out and full of useful articles worth reading. Here are just a few:

Pups on patios: 8 tips to safely cater to canine companions

The question of whether pet dogs are legally permissible in an outdoor dining area comes down to state and local laws and regs. More than 20 states and numerous local governments have laws permitting dogs and for the first time, the FDA Food Code provides guidance on the topic. Read the article.

Changes to 2022 Food Code make donations easier

Operators who plan to donate food from their restaurants can follow these 4 tips from Association partner Food Donation Connection and our Association’s VP of Food Science and Safety. Get the tips that cover temperature control, packaging, and labeling. Learn more.

Menu labeling regulations are coming back

On May 11, the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration expires and with it the suspension of menu-labeling enforcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Operators will have until Nov. 7, 2023, to meet labeling requirements. Find out what you need to do.

Read the rest of this month’s National Restaurant Association newsletter.