Weekly Update: FDA Releases Voluntary Salt Reduction Guidelines

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This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidelines for the food industry to reduce sodium in meals and snacks. The goals, which are voluntary, provide restaurants, manufacturers and others in foodservice short-term and long-term targets to reduce salt levels, already a common goal in the industry.

Seattle Proposes New Rules for Short-Term Rentals

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Tim Burgess this week announced a proposal to prevent long-term rental units from being converted to short-term rentals, while still providing residents the ability to earn additional income by renting out their homes. The measure focuses on commercial operators who use platforms, such as Airbnb and VRBO, to rent multiple properties year-round. Read more…

Be Sure to Check Your Mailbox for Latest Issue of Washington Restaurant & Lodging Magazine

Check your mailboxes for the latest Washington Restaurant & Lodging Magazine. This issue includes the 2016-17 Buyer’s Guide – your year-round resource to suppliers and vendors dedicated to helping you succeed.

Last Chance to Register State of the Industry Forum, June 8 – Don’t Miss It!

The State of the Industry Forum will provide the latest information on the current challenges facing Washington’s hospitality industry, helping you better understand and meet challenges facing your own business. Plan now to attend this great event on June 8, 7:30 a.m.-noon, at the Goodwill Job Training & Education Center, 700 Dearborn Place South, Seattle.

Final Call to Register for WRA Spokane Chapter Golf Tournament, June 7

Attention Spokane members: Register here for players and sponsorships The annual WRA Spokane Chapter Golf Tournament, at Wandermere Golf Course, is only a few weeks away on June 7 with registration opening at 11 am, and $105 per person. For more information, contact Robyn@RedLetterEventPlanning.com or 208.244.0601.

Pete Hanning, Owner of Seattle’s Red Door on DineNW Radio Show – Listen Online!

Don’t miss this week’s DineNW radio show, online. Co-hosts Andy Cook and Paul Schlienz interview Pete Hanning, owner of Seattle’s Red Door.

Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants Work to End Food Waste

Congress and the White House are now getting an earful from some of America’s top chefs who aim to end the wasteful and thoughtless practice of throwing out perfectly edible food. The chefs want to develop incentives to rescue excess food from garbage piles, divert it from the waste stream, where it would be lost, into low-income communities where it’s badly needed. Read more…