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New Food Products Balance Bar adds Café line Land O’Frost debuts Wrap Kit LANSING, ILL. — Land O’Frost, a lunchmeat manufacturer, is introducing the Land O’Frost Wrap Kit, a convenience oriented product that comes in two varieties: oven roasted turkey and pepper jack cheese, and Black Forest ham and Swiss cheese. Each kit contains 25 slices of lunchmeat, five slices of cheese and five tortillas. “At Land O’Frost, we are constantly innovating and developing new products that will not only appeal to our consumers’ taste buds, but also provide them with easy, ‘on the run’ meal options since we know time is valuable for everyone,” said Karen Malsom, director of innovation, Land O’Frost. FBN VALHALLA, N.Y. — Balance Bar has introduced Café, a new line of bars available in two flavors: Chocolate Almond Biscotti and Cinnamon Bun. “People who are on the go reach for Balance Bars for the right combination of great taste, healthy taste nutrition, energy and convenience,” said Erin Lifeso, director of marketing at Balance Bar. “Our two new Café bars will really appeal to busy folks looking to complement their morning or afternoon hot beverages.” flavors The new Café flavors are all natural and contain 14 grams of protein, 200 calories and 23 vitamins and minerals. Additionally, the bars are considered an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin D, and they adhere to the 40/30/30 nutritional model (40% of calories come from carbohydrates, 30% from protein, and 30% from dietary fat). The Café Balance Bars are available in 1.76-oz single-serve bars at a suggested retail price of $1.49 and are certified kosher. FBN Franz introduces artisan bread Pasta Prima launches two ravioli lines to ensure every ingredient we use is of the highest quality,” said Ryan Tu, president of the company. “Our culinary team then makes sure they’re perfectly balanced to deliver restaurant quality flavor right at home. Even in this value-oriented economy, we know consumers continue to seek out organic and gluten-free products for their inherent health benefits — that’s why we’re pleased to offer these two new lines, both firsts for the refrigerated filled pasta category.” The suggested retail price for a single package is between $3.99 and $4.99. FBN BENICIA, CA C A CALIF. — Pasta Prima has introduced two refrigerated ravioli lines: a gluten-free variety and an organic offering. The gluten-free product is available in two flavors: butternut squash and five cheese. To achieve the glutenfree status the ravioli is made with a blend of corn and rice flour. The organic line is available in three flavors: spinach and cheese, Portobello mushroom and butternut squash. “We’ve taken great care PORTLAND, ORE. — Franz Bakery has introduced Franz Classic Artisan-Style bread in two varieties: Honey Multi-Grain and Whole Grain Buttermilk. Honey MultiGrain contains 120 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein and 21 grams of whole grains. Whole Grain Buttermilk has 110 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and 22 grams of whole grains. The new Franz Classic Artisan-Style bread has a suggested retail price of $4.39 and is available where Franz products are sold in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Northern California and Montana. FBN 78 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® June 7, 2011

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Food Business News - June 7, 2011
House bill cuts food safety funding
Enhancing water’s value
Wet weather muddies corn outlook
Web Contents
Editorial - Quest for ‘whole truth’ on food prices in France
MyPlate steps up in simple fashion
Breaking down MyPlate by food groups
Lawmakers look to halt sale of Lazy Cakes
McCormick to enter joint venture in India
Cal Pacifi c acquires SunOpta frozen fruit assets
Cargill Kitchen Solutions expanding in Iowa
F.M.I. hires new v.p. of food safety programs
Sealed Air to acquire Diversey for $4.3 billion
AdvancePierre Foods buys Barber Foods
Cargill acquires German chocolate business
Calavo to buy Renaissance Food Group
U.S. Foodservice acquires Great Western Meats
Clear sailing for Hain
Seneca Foods earnings down sharply in 2011
April red meat production down 4% from year ago
Sbarro now exploring alternatives to bankruptcy plan
Sherman Miller promoted to c.o.o. at Cal-Maine Foods
Nestle Health Science to acquire pharmaceutical maker
Emerging markets propel Heinz’s fi scal 2011 earnings
U.S.D.A. lowers cooking temp for some meat cuts
Campbell Soup focusing on volume sales, brand building
Buyout fi rm to acquire California Pizza Kitchen
Sanderson Farms suffers second-quarter loss
Wet weather muddies corn outlook
House bill cuts food safety funding
House panel seeks reduction in W.I.C. funding in fiscal 2012
Seeking middle market opportunities
Clear and concise
Ingredient solutions help keep it simple
Identifying natural partners for stevia
$tevia $upplier$ $eek profi t$ through international growth
Brain health for baby boomers
Bottled water volume, market share grew in 2010
Study recommends children should avoid energy, sports drinks
V8 introduces energy beverages
Smucker, Starbucks raising coffee prices
Nestle launches Aguas Frescas bottled beverage
Jamba introduces coconut water-based beverages
Enhancing water’s value
Gluten-free grains momentum
Balance Bar adds Café line
Pasta Prima launches two ravioli lines
Land O’Frost debuts Wrap Kit
Franz introduces artisan bread
Kraft launches Newtons Fruit Thins
Farley’s & Sathers adds ‘Splashers’
Häagen-Dazs introduces 2011 flavors
Mars updates Kudos granola bar line
Lifting of Russian export ban pressures world wheat market
Ingredient Markets
Packaging formats focus on convenience
Technology enables ultrasonic sealing
Ingredient’s small size aids in salt reduction
AKFP now offers arrowroot starch, pea starch
Tate & Lyle to resume U.S. sucralose production
Non-dairy ingredients achieve pareve certifi cation
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Food Business News - June 7, 2011