Fresh Atlantic Salmon on ice

Folks in the foodservice industry quickly learn how to judge the freshness of foods whether they are shopping in person or receiving shipments from suppliers. You can use the same freshness cues the pros do to ensure that you get the best food for your hard-earned bucks!

Sitdown Restaurant Food - ©

We’ve said it before, but now a new learned study confirms that restaurant food is a major contributor to the so-called obesity epidemic that’s plaguing the Western World. The University of Toronto study found that even non-fast-food restaurant meals are amazingly high in calories.

Miki Nozawa

We’ve all had our differences with restauranteurs over something we’ve been served. Usually, when we find a hair in the soup or a bug in the salad. But a celebrity chef on the swanky German resort island of Sylt was apparently beaten to death earlier this week over a plate of fried noodles.

You’ve probably heard of the smuggling tunnels from Egypt into the heavily sequestered Gaza Strip. They’re generally used to bring people in and out of the zone and to bring in building materials, basic food commodities and other highly desirable goods – now including American style fried chicken!

Coffea Arabica - © The Grocers Encyclopedia

If it wasn’t bad enough that coffee industry watchers were predicting the extinction of java fans’ beloved Arabica strain later in this century (due to climate change), now another scourge is threatening that plant in Central America, source of a lot of our ‘better’ coffee.

Fat for Life - © Newsweek Magazine

A consortium of senior Canadian medical and health groups has come out united in favour of banning junk food ads that target children. That includes not only fast food but sugary cereals, beverages and other processed foods. Understandably, some manufacturers will be upset.