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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 shines light on everyone who continues to support the restaurant industry, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate, Deliverect will be hosting events in major cities around the world, featuring giveaways, special menu items, music and more.

When relying so heavily on an online service, it is easy to forget those behind the scenes who make it all possible. Deliverect is marking this day by recognising everyone who works hard to make sure individuals all over the world can enjoy a delicious meal, anywhere, any time.

During the pandemic, food delivery saw a 79% increase in online orders in the

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Authentic Japanese cuisine offered at new Festus food truck | Business

The owner of a food truck that has opened in Festus promises to serve up authentic Japanese cuisine.

The Kasabi Japanese Steak & Sushi food truck opened Monday (Aug. 30) and is stationed at 301 S. Adams St.

“We offer sushi and we make homemade sauce,” said Rizky Handana, owner and manager of the business. “We also have (hibachi) steak, shrimp, chicken, also scallops. We have crab rangoon.”

The menu also includes a variety of rolls, like California rolls, Philly rolls, dragon rolls and volcano rolls

“We have bubble tea,” he said. “That’s tea made with tapioca, milk and fruit flavors. It’s like a shake.”

Handana, 35, who recently moved to Festus, said the food truck on South Adams Street is his third restaurant.

“We also are in Warrenton and in Charleston, Ill.,” he said.

Handana said Festus looked like a prime location for a Japanese eatery.

“I saw there was no Japanese food, especially sushi,” he said. “And, there’s a 12,000 population. We want to serve Festus our delicious food.”

The food truck is stationary at the South Adams Street location, Handana said.

“It’s a permanent location,” he said. “If we’re lucky In the business, we may move into

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People Diss Bland Food Served By US Camp To Afghan Refugees

Thousands of people tried fleeing away from war-torn Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the nation. While people tried to get away from their homeland as soon as possible, there were several saddening tales of families separating from each other. 

However, many Afghans have taken refuge in different parts of the world and one of them shared a picture from the US. 

A Twitter user and an Afghan refugee named Hamed Ahmadi shared a picture of the food he’s being served at the US camp of Fort bliss El Paso, Texas. 

He wrote, “Not complaining but this is what I got last night for dinner and the next meal is 12 hours later. Refugee life might be safe but never easy & favourable. Fort Bliss El Paso Texas.”

The meal included some anaemic chicken slices and fruit. 

The picture he shared received many different responses.

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SuperSNAP Helps Food Insecure Households Afford Healthy Foods

Led by UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, a new JAMA study showed that an additional $40 per month for SNAP beneficiaries substantially increased the purchase of healthier food options for people who struggle with food insecurity.


CHAPEL HILL, NC – Food insecurity is associated with a less healthy diet. And using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly referred to as food stamps, is associated with reduced food insecurity, though it’s unclear if beneficiaries can afford to purchase enough healthy foods. So the National Institute of Food and Agriculture sponsored the creation of SuperSNAP, which provides SNAP beneficiaries an additional $40 per month for the purchase of fruits and vegetables with no added sugar, sodium, or fat.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studied the effects of SuperSNAP, which is run through Reinvestment Partners out of Durham, NC, to see if the additional funds translated into the purchase of more healthful foods, setting the stage for better health outcomes.

Published in JAMA Network Open, the researchers found that in the first eight months of the program, SuperSNAP participants not only bought more healthy foods with the extra $40, but they also markedly

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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 targets. FTF has targets for its overarching goal of reducing poverty and child stunting; however, the FTF agencies cannot determine how the results of FTF’s projects contribute to this overarching goal. USAID officials said it is difficult to set FTF-wide performance goals and targets because of the initiative’s breadth. However, prior GAO work provides strategies to help the agencies conduct meaningful FTF-wide performance monitoring.

Examples of Feed the Future’s Agriculture, Resilience, and Nutrition Projects

Examples of Feed the Future's Agriculture, Resilience, and Nutrition Projects

USAID’S 2017–2020 public reports on FTF include some information on FTF’s projects, but contain unclear and unsupported statements on its progress. USAID followed two of four

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Japan Considers Cell-Based Meat Food Option

The Japanese food authorities have been actively deliberating food regulatory matters regarding how to better use new technologies to diversify protein sources for consumers. 

The Japanese food authorities have been actively deliberating food regulatory matters regarding how to better use new technologies to diversify protein sources for consumers. 

Alternative protein products, such as cell-based meat, are gaining attention given their unique advantages of offering additional sources of protein in the diet and their ability to promote a more sustainable food system. Supported by the Japanese Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), a public-private partnership known as Food Tech Research Group was established in 2020 to develop strategies and policies regarding emerging food technologies; to no surprise, cell-based meat is on their agenda.

Currently, Japan has not promulgated any new food regulations or standards that explicitly address a regulatory framework for cell-based meat. However, the existing food legislation has stipulated some general requirements that are likely to apply. For instance, Article 3 of the Japanese Food Sanitation Act requires that a food business operator shall take necessary measures to ensure the safety of the food for sale for human consumption. 

Article 7 further states that articles that have

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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 Codex Alimentarius Commission in 2016 and adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2018.

Overall, there were 4,050 World Food Safety Day tweets, 6,403 retweets, 3,114 likes and 681 replies from 4,194 Twitter accounts in 2021. According to Facebook, 24,000 people posted about the day.

Pre-and post WFSD action
A campaign was launched in February with a live broadcast on YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn, featuring stories from around the world. A guide to World Food Safety Day was published a month later in six languages.

The International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) hosted three webinars at the end of April.

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