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Winners announced for Hidden Gems, Deliverect’s first contest to support SMB restaurants

On 21st July, Deliverect launched its “Hidden Gems” contest to further help the global food and hospitality industry. The contest welcomed independent restaurants and small chains across from 17 countries to submit their online ordering “hidden gem” menu item. Voting was open to the public from 21 July – 5 September. For each vote, Deliverect donated €1 to World Central Kitchen, a global charity providing meals to people in need.

The grand prize winner for the Best Hidden Gem menu item is Los Costilla in Madrid, Spain for their “Sweet Chipotle Chicken Sandwich”; a succulent fried honey

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Fortune International buys Meat Processors | 2021-09-07

BENSENVILLE, ILL. — Fortune International LLC, a processor of seafood, meats and gourmet products, branded as Fortune Fish & Gourmet, announced on Sept. 3 that it acquired Green Bay, Wis.-based Meat Processors Inc. (MPI). The companies did not disclose the terms of the transaction.

Fortune said that adding MPI will expand its distribution capabilities and reach in Wisconsin and Michigan. Meat Processors is currently run by owners Jim and Doug Farah.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to join an organization with strength and depth of Fortune,” Jim and Doug Farah said. “This relationship will give our customers and

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International food festival in Morristown hopes to help immigrant families integrate into the community

The HOLA Lakeway International Food Festival kicked off Saturday featuring music, games, and of course — food!

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — An international food festival kicked off in Morristown on Saturday afternoon. There, families had the chance to enjoy food from across Central and South America while listening to music from different cultures.

The event was hosted by HOLA Lakeway, which facilitates the integration of immigrant families into the community. They teach people about where to go for services and helps people feel at home in Lakeway. Organizers also hoped the event would contribute to the area’s local economy by attracting

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Deliverect announces the first annual “International Food Delivery Day” to celebrate the hospitality industry

This new holiday recognises those who have made food delivery possible — before, during and after COVID-19

GHENT, Belgium, Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On the 8 September, Deliverect, a scale-up that connects UberEats, Deliveroo, Just Eat, Takeaway.com, and more delivery companies directly to restaurants by POS system, is celebrating the first annual International Food Delivery Day (IFDD) in collaboration with its customers. This new holiday honours the restaurateurs, staff, chefs and delivery drivers, along with Deliverect’s extended ecosystem of partners, who make food delivery possible.

Whether a restaurant worker, driver, owner, vendor or customer — this day

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Global Food Security: Improved Monitoring Framework Needed to Assess and Report on Feed the Future’s Performance

What GAO Found

Feed the Future (FTF), a U.S. government–wide global food security initiative coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), collects data to monitor how FTF projects promote agriculture, resilience, and nutrition (see photos). However, USAID and its FTF partner agencies are limited in their ability to use performance data to assess the initiative’s progress because they have not set FTF-wide performance goals and few FTF indicators fully meet two key attributes of successful performance indicators. Specifically, only three of 40 performance indicators both (1) were clearly linked to the initiative’s overarching goal and (2) had measurable

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Report shares highlights of World Food Safety Day

More than 300 events were held in 90 countries promoting the third World Food Safety Day, according to a new report.

International organizations, governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, academics and individuals organized the mainly virtual meetings to mark the day promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The theme of the annual day on June 7 was “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” The COVID-19 pandemic meant, for a second time, that many observances were online. The idea for such a day was raised at a session of the

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International Conference on Food Loss and Waste to be held in Jinan from Sept. 9 to 11

Food loss and waste has been identified as a shared challenge of the international community. While seeking solutions to this issue, the world continues to suffer from the impact of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and faces frequent extreme natural disasters caused by climate change. In this context, the holding of an international conference on food loss and waste was proposed.

According to Li Meng, vice governor of Shandong province, the conference will be held both online and on site, with an on-site visit activity held in the morning of September 10 and the opening ceremony of the conference held