Hershey teams up with Avengers for instant-win game | Rocky Mountain to open 100 stores in Japan | Kraft to give away $1 million in instant-win game
May 1, 2012
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Hershey teams up with Avengers for instant-win game
Hershey is giving 100 five-DVD Marvel film sets to grand-prize winners of an instant-win game that ties in with the "Marvel's The Avengers" movie that will be released Friday. To enter to win, consumers can input codes on specially-marked Hershey products.
CandyAndSnackToday.com (4/30) 
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Rocky Mountain to open 100 stores in Japan
The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory announced plans to open 100 stores in Japan in the next decade. "With our entry into Japan and potentially into China, we believe an international expansion in Asia and other countries could play a very significant role in our company?s growth for the foreseeable future," said CEO and chairman Franklin Crail.
The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Denver (4/30) 
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Kraft to give away $1 million in instant-win game
Kraft Foods is launching an instant win game called Chew for the Loot, with a grand prize of $1 million. Specially marked packages of Trident and Stride gum contain messages that could lead to prizes.
CandyAndSnackToday.com (5/1) 
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Diet & Health
Food insecurity might increase childhood-obesity risk
Low-income mothers with babies younger than 6 months who reported being food insecure showed controlling feeding practices -- such as food restriction and pressuring -- which might increase the risk of childhood obesity, a study revealed. Researchers also found that food-insecure mothers were more likely than non-insecure counterparts to be worried that their child might become overweight. The results were presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting and will be published in Pediatrics.
Yahoo!/Asian News International (4/28) 
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Association News
NCA hosts second annual chocolate symposium at Experimental Biology
NCA, in conjunction with the California Almond Board, held a reception for scientists, nutritionists and health professionals last week at the 2012 Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego. The event featured a short presentation by Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, detailing the most recent research on chocolate, almonds and heart health. The reception closed with a chocolate, almond and whiskey pairing. Contact Laura Shumow.
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What motivates your taste?
New confectionery products are appearing on shelves each day, and the EXPO team and Phil Lempert want to know what motivates you to try a new candy or snack. Results will be shared during the Wednesday keynote session on May 9 at the 2012 Sweets & Snacks EXPO. Contact Jenn Ellek.
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Science & Technology
Health concerns drive confectionery innovation
Daniel Bailey, a research and development scientist for Gum Technology Corp., said consumer health concerns are spurring the development of products that are lower in fat and calories. Officials at Cargill say they are working to overcome technical challenges to developing gluten-free products.
Food Processing (4/30) 
Study: Saturated fat not added when trans fat is cut
Research from the Department of Agriculture finds companies that cut trans fat in products do not add saturated fat, alleviating concerns that cutting trans fats does not improve the health profile of foods.
FoodNavigator (4/30) 
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Regulatory Update
Reportable Food Registry streamlines recall process
The Reportable Food Registry, launched by the FDA in 2009, streamlines the process of recalling potentially contaminated food. Food-production facilities must report any problem, and the system automatically notifies those handling or distributing the product.
Food Safety News (4/30) 
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Europe reverses downward food and drink export trend
The food and beverage industries in Europe have "reversed the decade-long downward trend in its export balance," according to trade association FoodDrinkEurope. The group's Data and Trends report finds exports rose 21.5% between 2009 and 2010, while imports increased 9.4%.
FoodNavigator (4/30) 
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