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KitchenCheck to Simplify Restaurant Food Safety Compliance
Hack//Dining winner KitchenCheck is building the TurboTax of restaurant food safety regulations. Get involved to help simplify food safety compliance.

Hive Aims to Empower Healthy Employees with Wellness App
Hack//Dining winner Hive is building a food and fitness app that's focused on empowering healthy employees and communites. 

Last Week's Top Food Tech News Stories
From The James Beard Foundation's launch of its first veggie-focused app to Whole Foods and Instacart's grocery delivery partnership announcement, these are last week’s top news stories. 

Must-Attend Food Tech Events: Fall 2014 Edition
Can't get enough food tech? These events are for you. Featuring Inside 3D Printing Santa Clara, James Beard Foundation Food Conference, New York Times Food For Tomorrow Conference and more. 

Startup Resources

Where's the Best City to Start a Food Company? - Huffington Post
Bandar Foods' founders analyze the best city for food startups, based on factors like access to fresh ingredients and community support. 


Ecommerce Titan JD Cooks up $50 Million in Funding for Startup Food Delivery Service - TechinAsia
The service, Daojia, plans to put the funds toward its target of operating in 20 to 30 cities in China by next year.

Interview With GrubHub's Matt Maloney: The Leader In Mobile Food Delivery And Pick-Up - Forbes
Maloney shares his thoughts about where the company is at today and where he thinks it can go.

Online ordering provides the holy grail of customer-level data - QSRWeb
Digital ordering unlocks a deep understanding of brands’ best customers and unearths valueable marketing insights.

Airbnb For Home-Cooked Meals’ Startup EatWith Raises $8 Million From Greylock - TechCrunch
Greylock Partners led the round, and the startup plan to use the funds to grow into more markets. 

Subway Launching Massive Mobile Payments Plan Next Month - Mashable
The company has inked a deal with Softcard to offer NFC-based mobile payments in its 26,000 locations. 


Packaged Food Industry to Reach US$2.4 Trillion in Retail Sales in 2014 - Market Wired
Last week, Euromonitor International released new global packaged food data showing 3.6% growth in value sales over 2013.

Hampton Creek’s Strategy Chief Abruptly Resigns Amid Fundraising - Wall Street Journal
The egg-free food alternative startup has lost its chief strategy officer, Ali Partovi, only a week after his arrival.

Forget GMOs. The Future of Food Is Data—Mountains of It - Wired
Hampton Creek's plant database is the first major effort to apply “big data” to the development of food.

FDA survey Shows Excellent Compliance for Gluten-free Labeled Foods, but What About Non-labeled Gluten-free? - Food Navigator
Almost 99% of foods labeled as gluten-free are in compliance, but the numbers are far higher for non-labeled ‘gluten-free’ foods.


Here’s What Your Supermarket Will Look Like in 50 Years - CNBC
Studio Industries is envisioning what your grocery store will look like in 2065, and you'll only have to wait a year to find out.

Recipe Box Startup Gousto Raises $8.3m to Bring Meals Straight to Your Door - Tech Ciy News
Unilever Ventures led the round with participation from MMC Ventures. Gousto plans to put the funds towards innovation, product development, and customer experience.

Instacart Introduces Delivery From Farmers' Markets - Eater
The startup has partnered with FarmsReach, an organization that connects small farms with restaurants, to make it happen. 

Recipe Kit Startup HelloFresh Goes Nationwide - PC Mag
It also launched its "You're Better Than Takeout" campaign, which lets you trade in receipts from fast food chains for HelloFresh credit.

Newegg joins Google, Amazon in same-day delivery battle in Los Angeles - Contra Costa Times News
When Newegg put its hat into the same-day delivery war waging in L.A., it did so knowing it had nearly 1M customers in its backyard 


Smart Recipe Platform Yummly Integrates With Apple's HealthKit - Yahoo
The integration allows users to send recipe nutrition data to health app and uses healthKit data to personalize Yummly.

Tech to Help Kids Make Smart Food Choices, Get Active - THV 11
A roundup of technologies that can help get kids, or any other family members, up and moving, incuding Fooducate, Fitbit Flex and more. 


Newleaf Symbiotics Raises $17M for Pink Bacteria Technology - AgFunder
Otter Capital led the round and was joined by existing investors. The funds will be used to accelerate its successful R&D program, ramp up production and go to market with its first products. 

China Group Pays $20m for Israeli Smart Agritech Firm - Times of Israel
AutoAgronom’s advanced drip irrigation system ‘listens to the roots,’ gives crops what they need to thrive. 

Netherlands launches €4 million AgTech Accelerator - AgFunder
AgTech accelerators, grants and funds are sprouting up left and right. Check out the SmartAgriFood accelerator and apply by November 15.


This Is What The Kitchen Of The Future Could Look Like - Business Insider
With Wi-Fi-enabled refrigerators and texting appliances, companies like LG and GE are leading the kitchen of the future charge.

The New York Times Launches NYT Cooking Available as a New App for iPad and on the Web - Market Watch
The digital recipe box is available as an iPad app and on the web and features more than 16,000 recipes from The Times archive. 

Farm-to-table is Heading for Concourses Across the Country - TakePart
Airports are starting to dip their toes into the local foods market, launching farm-to-table restaurants and upscale marketplaces. 


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