Allergen Alerts Added to ChefTec Software for Enhanced Food Safety

FDA requires food labels to state allergenic foods

BOULDER, Colo. - Thursday, September 10, 2009 -- Culinary Software Services, the leading provider of back-of-the-house technology for the foodservice industry, announces the addition of Allergen Alerts to its ChefTec software. Under the Food Allergen Labeling & Consumer Protection Act, the FDA requires food labels to clearly state if food products contain any ingredients from the eight major allergenic foods. Labels are required to identify the presence of ingredients that contain protein derived from milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. Allergen Alerts in ChefTec allows users to generate this important information easily and efficiently.

"Each year, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. Most food allergies cause relatively mild symptoms, but some can cause severe reactions, and may even be life-threatening. We are excited to add this functionality to ChefTec so our users can help keep their customers safe," commented Brian Bennett, President of Culinary Software Services. "ChefTec makes it easy to generate accurate reporting and labeling of the major allergenic foods, keeping our users in full compliance with the law with the click of a button!"

ChefTec Software will be a highlight at the Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals Annual Convention and Tradeshow in Las Vegas, September 16 & 17. The power of ChefTec will be on display at booth #202 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, along with Culinary Software's other foodservice and hospitality software products. ChefTec provides comprehensive and easy-to-use back office software for foodservice operations of every size. Its award-winning functionality includes inventory control, recipe and menu costing, production management, purchasing and ordering, and nutritional analysis.


About Culinary Software Services, Inc.

Culinary Software Services, Inc. is the leading provider of foodservice software to the hospitality industry. Products include ChefTec® and CorTec™ for Recipe & Menu Costing, Inventory Control, Purchasing & Ordering, Sales Analysis & Menu Engineering, Production Management, Requisitions & Transfers, and Nutritional Analysis. Culinary Software Services won the IQ Award for Software Products & Services and ChefTec has won twice the Innovator's Award for Technology from the California Restaurant Association. Installations include all Whole Foods Market Worldwide, all Marriott International Hotels Worldwide, Apple Inc., Dean & Deluca, Momofuku, Morimoto Waikiki, Centerplate, Wild Dunes Resort, PGA Tour Golf Course Properties, and the U.S. Naval Academy. Founded in 1990, Culinary Software Services is located in Boulder, Colo. For more information visit