The proactive restaurant owner’s guide to coronavirus

The increasing spread of coronavirus continues to make headlines around the world, and business owners and operators across all industries are paying attention. It’s imperative for professionals in the restaurant and foodservice industry to do the same. As of this week, there are more than 94,000 confirmed cases around the world. There are currently just […]

Unwanted Guests: How to keep pests out in the cold

By Alice Sinia, PhD When it comes to the right recipe for pest protection in your restaurant, so much depends on your staff’s knowledge of the pesky critters. For the most effective pest management program, your employees need to understand their role, including how they can be vigilant and observant. The best pest management comes […]

Pest guests: How to fend off flies and other unwelcome critters

By Alice Sinia Flies are the most frequently encountered pest at restaurants. According to survey findings released by Orkin, half of restaurant patrons reported a pest sighting in the past year, and 95 per cent of those included flies. While they may not seem as threatening as wasps, flies can carry twice as many disease-causing […]

Hospitality c-suite strategist reveals “Internet of Things,” a key new technology in foodservice

By Merilee Kern When British technologist Kevin Ashton coined the term “Internet of Things” in 1999, referring to a network connecting not just people but the everyday objects around them, it was a concept both fantastical and futuristic. But with a new emphasis on food safety engendered by the sweeping reforms of the FDA Food […]

Prevent pests from flooding your restaurant

By Alice Sinia, Ph.D. The combination of torrential rain and melting snow during springtime can overwhelm river and drainage systems in places throughout Canada. While some areas are hit harder than others, provinces across the country are all at risk for potential flooding. As those waters recede, accumulated debris begins to attract pests like flies […]

Keep pests off the menu this winter

By Alice Sinia, Ph.D. As the weather cools, winter months can force unwanted pests inside to stay warm or to overwinter. Food, shelter and water attract pests, and your restaurant offers these resources. As these dirty, nuisance and destructive invaders seek relief from the cold, it’s important that you create a defense and prepare your […]