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Meet the all new plant based burger
from Gardein.
May 28, 2020  Ntl. Burger Day

Gardein introduces a delicious new burger unlike any the brand has ever offered. Gardein's new Ultimate Plant-Based Burger looks, cooks and smells like real meat for a satisfying burger experience with no sacrifices. The new burger adds to Gardein's reputation for delivering great-tasting meat alternatives. And Gardein is enlisting a pair of celebrity burger enthusiasts to kick-off the celebration. The Ultimate Plant-Based Burger is the newest addition to Gardein's menu of plant-based alternatives to meat and fish. With roots in chef-inspired cuisine, Gardein believes those seeking plant-based meals shouldn't have to settle for a limited menu. Gardein's offerings include Meatless Meatballs, Chick'n Tenders, Fishless Filets and more.  


Kvarøy Arctic Using IBM Blockchain to Trace Norwegian Farmed Salmon to North American Stores
June 4, 2020 

IBM and Kvarøy Arctic (pronounced

“Kwa-ray”) a major producer of Norwegian farmed salmon, announced today that they will join IBM Food Trust to enhance the traceability of its Arctic salmon and help foster consumer trust across their supply chain.


Kvarøy Arctic is enabling corporate buyers, including select Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. and Canada, and restaurants to scan a QR code which will provide a provenance history for the Artic salmon and the feed it was raised on. They will also be able to download images and video of the farms and see for themselves the conditions and animal welfare standards that Kvarøy Arctic upholds. The company also plans to introduce a consumer app to provide insight into the quality and sustainability of the seafood in the future.

In the past three months, Kvarøy Arctic reports a dramatic increase in demand for fresh seafood in the U.S., shipping twice the volume anticipated at its February 2020 launch. In the previous year, demand for salmon grew even faster than the demand for beef and poultry as consumers increasingly look for alternative sources of protein.



By Jim Lopolito
Food Fair Contributing
Business Editor
Note:  Jim is currently providing free consulting sessions during COVID-19. 
See end of this article for details.. 
Confronting Hospitality Conditions During COVID-19 

"In preparation:

1)     If you are planning to operate the same way you always did, think again or get ready for possible disappointment. Do not assume just because your business was good that it will resume to normal. Routine is not what I would anticipate right away.

2)     Be prepared to slowly rev up operations and not be fully staffed from the start. I know that you want to get everyone back to work, but but allow this to advance as business grows over the weeks, or......con't.

...from the Editor
We interview GW Horne, 32 years General Manager
of County Line Barbeque in Austin, Texas on using the TableCheck seating management system.
“I couldn’t imagine not having it.."
NRA 20 Booth 1460 South Hall
Norweigan  Master Chef Silje Merethe Fossnes has invented a unique anti-bacterial knife sheath which is manufactured and designed for convenience behind the line as well as to ensure HSEQ and production hygiene. The antibacterial knife sheath was created to give chefs/users the complete control over sharp knives in a hectic environment. The antibacterial solution secures food production as bacteria are killed each time the knife enters the sheath.  
Chef Silje would like to hear from you about your habits behind the line. Support her by taking a brief behavioral survey and in turn receive a discount coupon which can be applied to any future purchase.
This product meets Norwegian quality standards, so you can be assured it is good!
Head on over to Bon Vivant and take the survey. Just 5 questions.

Bon Vivant's anti-bacterial knife sheath.

See you at NRA 2021! Stop by and pick up your complimentary copy of the 120 page FF NRA Buyer's Guide. We are located in the South Hall right on "Coffee Row" across from Bunn- O-Matic.
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Food Fair Magazine
David Amirault,
Sterno Products VP of Marketing, joins us to discuss the
innovative Speed Heat portable heat system.

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