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December 7, 2012News for the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry

  Company Watch 
  • Planters adds dry-roasted flavors
    Planters is expanding its dry-roasted peanut line with the addition of Roasted Onion & Garlic and Honey Barbeque varieties as the brand marks 50 years since it introduced the dry-roasting process. The Planters brand is more than 100 years old, and dry-roasting was introduced in 1962 as a way to preserve flavor without using oil. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Coca-Cola partners with HSN to sell branded merchandise
    Coca-Cola is promoting more than 275 Coke-branded items in partnership with HSN as it looks to extend a licensing business that brings annual sales of $1 billion. The multiyear partnership, which will see the products promoted on the HSN cable channel as well as online and on mobile devices and social media, should last through the holidays. HSN is being promoted on Coke's loyalty site in return. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Financing and the latest industry trends
How much will consumer concerns about the overall economy continue to impact commodities? Is the USDA raising or lowering production estimates for 2013? Learn about these key developments, GE Capital's industry financing trends and more. Download GE's latest food & beverage Industry Research Update now.
  • International flavors top McCormick's 2013 trend watch
    McCormick & Co recently released its 2013 "Flavor Forecast" which predicts that American menus next year will include global flavors such as katsu, a tangy sauce from Japan, cajeta, a Mexican milk caramel and dukkah, a Middle Eastern blend of spices. "Not only is dukkah rich and savory, but it's also got this great textural aspect to it, which is really important when it comes to food and flavor," said executive chef Kevan Vetter of the toasted nut, cumin, coriander and sesame seed mixture. Reuters (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advertising & Marketing 
  • Other News
  Retail Spotlight 
  • Fresh logo is unveiled for Market Street
    A Market Street brand revamp launched nearly a year ago has culminated in a new logo, introduced at the chain's 11th store, which opens Jan. 9 in Lubbock, Texas. The orange- and melon-colored logo shows a grapefruit intersected with a spoon. "The grapefruit is the state fruit of Texas, and we feel it conveys a fresh image," said Monica Schierbaum, senior director of marketing at parent United Supermarkets. "The spoon represents our gourmet prepared foods that we are known for at Market Street." The Shelby Report online (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Wellness 
  • Analysis: Take food-cancer links with a dose of skepticism
    Researchers examined studies linking 40 foods to increases or decreases in cancer risks, and found most were based on weak evidence that did not stand up to broader reviews. "We have seen a very large number of studies, just too many studies, suggesting that they had identified associations with specific food ingredients with cancer risk," said Dr. John Ioannidis from the Stanford Prevention Research Center. "People get scared or they think that they should change their lives and make big decisions, and then things get refuted very quickly.” Forbes (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Reducing fat consumption may facilitate weight loss
    People who replaced high-fat foods with low-fat alternatives showed significant improvements in BMI, waist circumference, and blood pressure and cholesterol levels, according to a review in BMJ. Researchers found the weight loss was consistent across the trials they studied and was maintained for at least seven years. HealthDay News (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  GMA News 
  • Are your records as clear and concise as they should be?
    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will dramatically increase FDA’s access to food company records during on-site inspections, which means records need to be clear, complete, and readily accessible to FDA inspectors. Good records can mean the difference between having a successful FDA inspection and having a poor one.

    During the Good Recordkeeping Practices Under FSMA webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT), join experts Joe Levitt and Elizabeth Fawell of Hogan Lovells to hear what steps you need to take now to get your recordkeeping into FSMA-ready state. This webinar will share daily practices for successful recordkeeping as well as key principles for creating records of particular significance under FSMA. Register today.

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  Government & Food Safety 
  • USDA announces ground poultry rules
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is requiring producers of ground turkey and ground chicken to reassess their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points plans within 90 days because of recent salmonella outbreaks. "Incorporating information obtained from salmonella outbreaks will enhance food safety efforts, helping to avoid future outbreaks and ensure a safer food supply for consumers," said Elisabeth Hagen, Under Secretary for Food Safety. Supermarket News (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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