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November 18, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Ahold USA for its efforts to reduce food waste, the agency said.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Ahold USA for its efforts to reduce food waste, the agency said.

November 14, 2013

As part of a week-long observance of Veteran's Day, Coca-Cola will host a ceremony to honor the men and women who have served the country, which includes more than 3,000 veterans employed by the company.

ATLANTA — As part of a week-long observance of Veteran's Day, Coca-Cola will host a ceremony to honor the men and women who have served the country, which includes more than 3,000 veterans employed by the company.

On Thursday, Retired First Class Sergeant Michael Schiltz will provide a keynote address where he will share his story of courage in the aftermath of an accident during a military campagin in Iraq. The 82nd Airborne Division "All-American" Chorus also will be on hand to pay tribute.

November 12, 2013

Arizona Beverages will partner with the Skinnygirl brand to produce Skinnygirl Sparklers, a new line of sparkling waters. The announcement was made on Monday by Skinnygirl creator Bethenny Frankel on her daytime talk show "Bethenny."

WOODBURY, N.Y. — Arizona Beverages will partner with the Skinnygirl brand to produce Skinnygirl Sparklers, a new line of sparkling waters. The announcement was made on Monday by Skinnygirl creator Bethenny Frankel on her daytime talk show, "Bethenny."

The beverages will launch in New York, Florida and Chicago at the end of November, with national distribution to follow. Skinnygirl Sparklers will come in four flavors: Tangerine Mango, Strawberry Lemonade, Pink Grapefruit and Pineapple Coconut.

November 12, 2013

Del Monte is partnering with SodaStream International to produce a series of new flavors for the carbonation machine maker, the two companies said Tuesday.

MONACO — Del Monte is partnering with SodaStream International to produce a series of new flavors for the carbonation machine maker, the two companies said Tuesday.

The portfolio of Del Monte-branded syrups include tropical, Caribbean and orange flavors.

"Del Monte is excited to partner with SodaStream as we enter the category of homemade sparkling drinks," Del Monte EA VP food operations Frans Van Melis said. "We are delighted that our consumers will be able to experience our high-quality brand in a fun, new, innovative way."

November 8, 2013

King, a gaming company, is taking Candy Crush sweets from computer and smartphone screens all the way to store shelves with the introduction of Candy Crush Candies.

NEW YORK - King, a gaming company, is taking Candy Crush sweets from computer and smartphone screens all the way to store shelves with the introduction of Candy Crush Candies.

The candies, which come in flavors like Jelly Fish, Mixed Fruit Gummies, Sour Fruit Gummies and Color Bombs, are inspired by King's popular game Candy Crush Saga.

November 8, 2013

A proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration would effectively eliminate artificial trans fats from foods in the United States by classifying partially hydrogenated oils as unsafe food additives and thus permitting them only in certain cases.

In its proposal, the FDA emphasized that it would give manufacturers of foods that contain trans fats enough time to reformulate their recipes in order to minimize market disruptions by spreading out the initial cost of about $8 billion over a number of years. While trans fats have been eliminated from most foods already, foods that still contain them include frozen pizzas, microwave popcorn, margarines and some dessert foods.

A proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration would effectively eliminate artificial trans fats from foods in the United States by classifying partially hydrogenated oils as unsafe food additives and thus permitting them only in certain cases.

November 7, 2013

Coolcore on Thursday introduced Dr. Cool Recovery-On-The-Go Wraps at www.drcoolrecovery.com.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Coolcore on Thursday introduced Dr. Cool Recovery-On-The-Go Wraps at www.drcoolrecovery.com. Dr. Cool Recovery-On-The-Go Wraps combine ice and compression in one flexible wrap, the company stated. 

"Nothing hurts more than being stuck on the couch when you want to be out enjoying your passions," stated Nick Skally, marketing director for Coolcore. "Dr. Cool wraps provide a convenient, life-friendly recovery option for today's active, overscheduled consumers."

November 7, 2013

U.S. regulators made a preliminary move Thursday to remove trans fats from food products.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. regulators made a preliminary move Thursday to remove trans fats from food products.

November 6, 2013

Nabisco's Wheat Thins Holiday will hit store shelves nationwide this week.

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — Nabisco's Wheat Thins Holiday will hit store shelves nationwide this week.

The limited-edition snack has the same 100% toasted whole grain, but will feature festive imprints — a snowflake, gingerbread man, bell and candy cane — that will provide additional holiday cheer.

The suggested retail price is $3.69 for a 8.5-oz. box.
 

November 1, 2013

Kerrygold has announced that Dubliner cheese will now be available in convenient cracker-size slices.

EVANSTON, Ill. — Kerrygold has announced that Dubliner cheese will now be available in convenient cracker-size slices.

Dubliner Cracker Cut Cheese, available at supermarkets nationwide, will come in a 6-ounce re-sealable parchment package, with 18 slices to a package. The pre-sliced cheese will measure 2x2 inches. This latest product will join Dubliner Cheese, Reduced Fat Dubliner Cheese and Dubliner with Irish Stout.

November 1, 2013

Lay's will roll out Lay's Wavy Potato Chips Dipped in Milk Chocolate next week, according to a report from USA Today.

PLANO, Texas —  Lay's will roll out Lay's Wavy Potato Chips Dipped in Milk Chocolate next week, according to a report from USA Today.

November 1, 2013

This holiday season Spangler Candy Co. will launch limited-edition, holiday flavors in two of its most iconic brands: Dum Dums Holiday Pops and Peppermint Marshmallow Circus Peanuts, the company announced.

BRYAN, Ohio, — This holiday season Spangler Candy Co. will launch limited-edition, holiday flavors in two of its most iconic brands: Dum Dums Holiday Pops and Peppermint Marshmallow Circus Peanuts, the company announced.

November 1, 2013

Stop & Shop hopes to raise $2.5 million for hunger relief during the holiday season, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said Friday.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop hopes to raise $2.5 million for hunger relief during the holiday season, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said Friday.

October 30, 2013

STUF Men’s Defense, a skin care line just for guys, has announced that it is now being sold on Amazon.com.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — STUF Men’s Defense, a skin care line just for guys, has announced that it is now being sold on Amazon.com.

Commissioned by 11-time Olympic medalist Mark Spitz, STUF Men’s Defense is made from naturally produced ingredients, including combinations of herbs, antioxidants and vitamins, and the products do not contain any animal byproducts, mineral oils, parabens, colorants or phthalates.

October 28, 2013

Albertson's LLC, which operates Sav-On Pharmacies, opened last week a Sav-On Pharmacy by Albertsons inside Palomar Medical Center.

FULLERTON, Calif. — Albertson's LLC, which operates Sav-On Pharmacies, opened last week a Sav-On Pharmacy by Albertsons inside Palomar Medical Center.

Located just inside the lobby of the new medical center, the 2,200 sq-ft Sav-On Pharmacy, which includes a Starbucks, is the first location of its kind to be built in a hospital in California.

October 25, 2013

Dr. Brown's new Healthy Wipes aims to provide convenient cleaning for a variety of baby's needs with the use of xylitol. The line features Tooth & Gum, Nose & Face and Pacifier & Bottle wipes — each designed with natural ingredients that are designed to discourage harmful bacteria through gentle cleaning.

ST. LOUIS — Dr. Brown's new Healthy Wipes aims to provide convenient cleaning for a variety of baby's needs with the use of xylitol. The line features Tooth & Gum, Nose & Face and Pacifier & Bottle wipes — each designed with natural ingredients that are designed to discourage harmful bacteria through gentle cleaning.

October 25, 2013

Procter & Gamble may be able to sell its Iams pet food unit to Del Monte Foods Co., according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble may be able to sell its Iams pet food unit to Del Monte Foods Co., according to published reports.

Bloomberg reported that P&G CEO A.G. Lafley was under pressure to improve the company's business and that shareholder HighMark Capital Management said it could increase its share price by selling some assets, including Iams. Del Monte, HighMark said, would be a "logical" buyer for Iams, valued at around $2.5 billion, because it's looking to grow its pet food business.

October 25, 2013

Many pet owners are confused about pet nutrition and industry standards, according to a new survey.

PHILADELPHIA — Many pet owners are confused about pet nutrition and industry standards, according to a new survey.

The survey, conducted by petMD, found that nearly 80% of respondents were aware of the importance of a balanced diet for their pets, but less than half had ever checked the label of their pet's food to make sure it met industry-wide standards.

October 23, 2013

The J.M. Smucker Co. is introducing new breakfast mixes to its Hungry Jack line for the holiday season, the food products manufacturer said Wednesday.

ORRVILLE, Ohio — The J.M. Smucker Co. is introducing new breakfast mixes to its Hungry Jack line for the holiday season, the food products manufacturer said Wednesday.

The new products include waffle and pancake mix varieties that the company said would help families "bring back breakfast." They include the Complete Belgian Waffle Mix and such seasonal pancake mix varieties as pumpkin spice, cinnamon spice and Easy Pack Funfetti Holiday Buttermilk Pancake Mix.

October 22, 2013

GoGo squeeZ has introduced its newest flavor of squeezable applesauce, the company said.

NEW YORK — GoGo squeeZ has introduced its newest flavor of squeezable applesauce, the company said.

The company, which makes on-the-go applesauces aimed at children, announced the introduction of AppleMandarin. Other flavors include AppleApple, AppleCinnamon, ApplePeach, ApplePear, AppleCherry, AppleMango and others.

October 21, 2013

The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program last week determined that Kowa Health Care America can support general performance claims for Okinawa Life, a dietary supplement marketed as providing a variety of health benefits.

NEW YORK — The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program last week determined that Kowa Health Care America can support general performance claims for Okinawa Life, a dietary supplement marketed as providing a variety of health benefits. 

October 18, 2013

Online grocer Peapod is partnering with Chicago's Shedd Aquarium to mark National Seafood Month and promote sustainable seafood.

CHICAGO — Online grocer Peapod is partnering with Chicago's Shedd Aquarium to mark National Seafood Month and promote sustainable seafood.

October 18, 2013

Unilever is launching two new butter-like spreads, the company said.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever is launching two new butter-like spreads, the company said.

The food, home and personal care supplier said it would debut I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Deliciously Simple and Country Crock Simply Delicious at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, which is presented by Food & Wine magazine.

The spreads are made with such simple ingredients as canola oil, nonfat yogurt, salt and natural flavors, with no artificial preserves or trans fat.

October 17, 2013

Bi-Lo and Dole have joined forces to help raise money for an anti-hunger campaign begun by a 9-year-old girl who donated her 40-lb. cabbage to a soup kitchen to feed the hungry, the companies announced Thursday.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Bi-Lo and Dole have joined forces to help raise money for an anti-hunger campaign begun by a 9-year-old girl who donated her 40-lb. cabbage to a soup kitchen to feed the hungry, the companies announced Thursday. Through Oct. 22, Bi-Lo is donating five cents to Katie’s Krops each time a customer purchases three or more pounds of Dole bananas at any location.

October 17, 2013

Nestle is planning to launch a cup version of its popular Butterfinger candy bar next year, the company said.

NEW YORK — Nestle is planning to launch a cup version of its popular Butterfinger candy bar next year, the company said.

The candy maker said it would introduce the Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups, calling it one of the company's biggest candy launches. In addition, for the first time it will feature one of its brands in a Super Bowl commercial.