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October 8, 2012News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • ConAgra launches Egg Beaters Three Cheese
    ConAgra Foods has added to its Egg Beaters line with the launch of Egg Beaters Three Cheese, made with provolone, Swiss and cheddar cheeses. Each serving has 25 calories and four grams of lean protein, as well as vitamins and other nutrients. Food Business Review (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fonterra: Probiotic helps treat children's eczema
    A probiotic called Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 reduces eczema in children by up to 50%, says dairy giant Fonterra, which developed the product. Children fed the probiotic until the age of two showed improvement in eczema symptoms through the age of four, a study found. Stuff (New Zealand) (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Market 
  • Price Chopper concept store will have eateries and cooking school
    Price Chopper Supermarkets plans to expand a Latham, N.Y., location by 10,000 square feet to create a 90,000-square-foot concept store that has a cooking school, 16 eateries and produce grown inside. "Our goal here is to create a store by which all other stores will be judged," Executive Chairman Neil Golub said. "Every seven to 10 years, we go back to the drawing board. In our industry, there are those who lead and those who follow." Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Sucrose-sweetened drinks raise fat levels, study finds
    Overweight participants who consumed sucrose-sweetened drinks such as regular cola showed higher fat levels at six months compared with those who drank other beverages, according to a small study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers said those who drank regular cola increased liver fat by 132% to 143%, skeletal muscle fat by 117% to 221% and visceral fat by 24% to 31%. Blood triglycerides increased 32%, and total cholesterol was up 11%, researchers added. (10/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mondelez purchases Vitasnella snack business
    Mondelez International is acquiring the Vitasnella snack business from Danone Group in its first purchase since spinning off from Kraft Foods. Danone will retain the Vitasnella brand for cheese and yogurt, while Mondelez will be responsible for biscuits, bread derivatives and snacks. Chicago Tribune/Reuters (free registration) (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Food Safety 
  • Sustainability summit focuses on food waste
    Speakers with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance discussed ways for the grocery industry to cut food waste during the FMI/GMA Sustainability Summit. "There's still much more work to be done; that's what the alliance is focused on," said Michael Hewett, director of environmental and sustainability programs at Publix Super Markets, who said 80 billion pounds of food are thrown away each year. Supermarket News (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IDFA News 
  • IDFA announces 2012-2013 events calendar, call for topics
    IDFA has announced its full lineup of 2012-2013 meetings and events, sponsorship opportunities and a call for topics. The webinar series on Dairy Product Labeling this month and Dairy Industry Orientation in November will wrap up IDFA training for 2012. Dairy Forum, the International Sweetener Colloquium and the Ice Cream Technology Conference are scheduled for the first quarter of 2013 with several more conferences and the International Dairy Show to follow. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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