August 10, 2011
FE&S to Host Food Safety Webcast on Sept. 27
To celebrate National Food Safety Education Month this September, FE&S will host a webcast at 1 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, September 27. "Lessons Learned from the Health Inspection" is a free webcast that will discuss what foodservice operators need to know to be properly prepared to pass a health inspection. The webcast is available at no charge for foodservice operators, dealers, consultants and service agents. For more information and to register, click here.
ColdTech Launches Refrigeration Line
ColdTech, a wholly owned subsidiary of Danby Products Limited, launched a line of refrigeration products. The Canadian manufactuer’s line includes reach-ins, undercounter, pizza prep tables and salad prep tables. Currently, it is available exclusively online.
Bakers Pride Restaurant Series
Introducing the new Bakers Pride Restaurant Series, featuring a full line of multi-configurable Ranges, Bakery-depth Convection Ovens, Fryers, Salamanders and Cheesemelters – all built to the same heavy-duty quality standards that Bakers Pride has built over the years.
MAFSI Business Barometer Reports Growth for Third Consecutive Quarter
The Manufacturers’ Agents’ Association for the Foodservice Industry reported a 5.7 percent increase in overall sales for the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same timeframe in the previous year. According to the MAFSI Business Barometer this performance exceeded the forecasted 4.9 percent increase and represented a further improvement to the first quarter gain of 4.0 percent.
Culotta Retires from NSF International
NSF International announced the retirement of Nancy Culotta, vice president for food safety product certification and consumer products. Culotta’s 25-year career with NSF included playing a key role in globally expanding the organization’s public health services to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Enter Online to Win a Restaurant Fridge
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Wittman Named Culinary Operations Manager for Pizza Inn
Pizza Inn, Inc. named Andy Wittman culinary operations manager. Wittman brings more than 15 years industry experience to the roll. Previously he served as district manager for Double Dave’s Pizzaworks and culinary lead manager of Chili’s Grill and Bar.
FE&S Special Editorial
Legacy Companies Acquires Blakeslee
The Legacy Companies, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based manufacturer and exporter of commercial foodservice equipment, retail appliances and kitchen utensils, has acquired Blakeslee, a Chicago-based manufacturer of commercial kitchen equipment.