To uphold its mission and responsibility to keep US safe from any food contamination and other diseases relative thereto, United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued revised food safety standards for state regulatory programs that oversee food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods. These regulatory program standards also known as the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS),
Ele.me secured a $1.25 billion investment from Alibaba and its finance business unit Ant Financial. China’s O2O business market are now booming as most Chinese consumers are using smartphones to do their daily activities.
Food Delivery Service Deliveroo Launches in Brisbane as Its Third Australian City After Success in Melbourne and Sydney
Global food delivery service Deliveroo is expanding further in Australia and will soon launch in Brisbane as its third city the country. The expansion came after experiencing a sustained growth in its first two cities since it launched in Australia on November last year.
The growing Chinese demand is boosting Australia’s food, health, tourism and education sectors. The economy transitions in dragon country from infrastructure investment to consumption-led growth is showing up all over Australia.
Nissin has made its takeover approach to Premier Foods by buying 17.3 percent stake in the company. The deal made Nissin Premier Foods’ largest stakeholder, but the company must agree to not make a takeover bid to Premier Foods in at least six months.
Starbucks is joining the war against food waste as they pledge to give all of their unsold food to charity. They will work with Food Donation Connection and Feeding America who will distribute the food in their behalf.
Pittsburgh is Emerging as a Food and Lifestyle Destination, Drawing Youths to Pursue Personal Projects in The City
Pittsburgh’s culinary sector is growing fast as the city host more and more projects in the past few years. Cheap rent is believed to have drawn a lot of people, especially youth, to pursue their project in the city.
It was agreed that Apollo Global Management is taking over Fresh Market Inc. Chairman and founder Ray Berry is not so pleased and is considering of making the company private where he and his son own 9.8% of shares. This would be Apollo's third largest acquisition that is worth more than a billion dollars.
Offering raw but pre-packed and pre-measured food ingredients and step-by-step recipes, meal-kit deliveries are getting more popular in the U.S. The country has seen an increase both in demands and the companies who offer such services.
Los Angeles is the first city in the U.S. to enjoy Uber’s new service, UberEats. Uber launched the new feature as a standalone app whereas a special, food-handling-certified driver will handle food orders and delivery from hundreds of restaurants across the city.
Samsung introduced its Gear VR new application in the culinary industry. Working with Sublimotion Restaurant in Ibiza, the Korean tech giant enriches dining experiences with the virtual reality technology, transporting diners from place to place, giving a unique dining sensation.
Black Bear Diner had secured an investment from private equity fund PWP Growth Equity. The financial backing will be allocated to expand growth and coverage in new and existing markets. The restaurant plans to add new locations and grow to 155 restaurants in the U.S while retaining its unique concept.
The company announced that it had broken even in India and six other foreign countries, making the Indian e-commerce the first to achieve that milestone. Zomato, valued at over $1 billion, is going to start another funding round before becoming profitable by mid-2016.
Food Safety: US Meat Supplier Disputes Chinese Court Verdict Over Selling Substandard and Expired Meat in China
The supplier's subsidiary units in China was convicted for selling substandard and expired meats to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC. However, the company argued that the verdict was unjust and inconsistent with the evidence presented in court.
The “Real Deal” value offer is launched as a response to the so-called price war joined by other fast food restaurants, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, and others. Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Real Deal differs in menu set items as the parent company aims to give a real value option to customers.
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