Presto Launches New Voice Capability to Automate Speech Recognition for Restaurants

September 2, 2021 Presto

Presto, the leading provider of enterprise-grade restaurant technologies, has launched Presto Voice to automate speech recognition for restaurants. In the face of the ongoing labor shortage, restaurants can use Presto Voice to effectively scale operations. The product can be deployed in a variety of restaurant settings including drive-thrus, line busters, kiosks, pay-at-table systems, and server handhelds to streamline the guest experience while increasing the guest-to-staff ratio.

North America’s Largest Wholesale Food Distributor Forced to Delay, Pause Service to Various Customers

September 2, 2021 Fox News

North America’s largest wholesale food distributor, Sysco, has had to delay or pause service to a “limited number of customers” in various locations around the country due to unprecedented labor shortages. 

EFI Highlights Role of Farmworkers During Food Safety Month

September 2, 2021 Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, is celebrating National Food Safety Education Month by encouraging growers and agricultural associations to share their commitment to food safety and remind consumers that farmers and farmworkers are on the frontlines of providing safe, nutritious food. 

Tyson Poultry Workers Who Get Vaccinated Offered Chance To Win $10,000

August 27, 2021 Kate Gibson, CBS News

Already the biggest U.S. food company to require its workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Tyson Foods is now offering employees a weekly chance to win $10,000 for getting even one jab. 

Over 1,000 Nabisco Bakery Workers are on Strike

Nabisco workers — who are unionized with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) — began striking over what they say are contract issues with Mondelez International, Nabisco’s parent company. They’re currently in the process of contract negotiations.