Food Business News - December 17, 2013 - (Page 45)

New Food Products New items roll out at Panera Bread ST. LOUIS - Panera Bread has launched a spate of seasonal and standby items, including a soup, sandwich and pasta. The newest addition to the bakery-cafe's pasta platform is chicken tortellini Alfredo, which pairs tortellini pasta filled with ricotta, Swiss and romano cheeses in an Alfredo sauce with smoked, pulled chicken and asiago-Parmesan cheese. The fontina grilled cheese sandwich features Vermont white cheddar, fontina, reduced-fat chive and onion cream cheese spread and a four-cheese Italian blend on thick-sliced white Miche bread. The country-style mushroom with truffle soup combines tender white mushrooms, onions and tomatoes simmered with cream and flavored with truffle, shallot puree and red wine. Limited-time items include a cranberry Olive Garden adds burger ORLANDO, FLA. - Olive Garden is beefing up its menu with its first-ever burger. The Italiano Burger includes a 6-oz patty topped with prosciutto, mozzarella, arugula, basil-marinated tomatoes and a garlic aioli. The sandwich is served with Parmesan-garlic french fries. Also new to the menu is a sausage and peppers sandwich, featuring Italian sausage and bell peppers topped with melted Italian cheeses and marinara sauce. The sandwich is served with Parmesan-garlic fries. FBN Pasta-flavored chips debut LOS ANGELES - Pasta Chips, a new reduced-fat snack chip line from Keen Marketing & Manufacturing, draws flavor December 17, 2013 inspiration from Tuscan sauces and tastes. Made with semolina flour, ancient grains and Italian herbs, the snack chips contain 4 grams of protein, 60% less fat than potato chips and 20% less fat than pita chips. Flavors include marinara, Alfredo, spicy tomato basil, garlic olive oil and Mediterranean sea salt. Pasta Chips will be available at select retailers beginning in January. FBN walnut bagel, reduced-fat cranberry orange cream cheese, a red velvet crinkle cookie, and holiday bread, which has sweet egg dough mixed with honey, golden raisins, cranberries and chocolate chips, filled with chunky apples and cinnamon sugar and baked with a crumb topping and icing drizzle. Holiday beverages include peppermint mocha and a new hot chocolate with chocolate chip marshmallows. FBN Chobani unveils simple label yogurt NEW BERLIN, N.Y. - A line of 100-calorie yogurt without artificial sweeteners is debuting from Chobani. Made with a blend of monk fruit, stevia leaf extract and evaporated cane juice, Chobani Simply 100 Greek yogurt contains 12 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per serving. Flavors include blueberry, strawberry, pineapple, peach, black cherry and vanilla. The product will be available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $1.29 per cup beginning in December. FBN FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 45

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Food Business News - December 17, 2013
Post acquisition binge continues
WhiteWave Foods to acquire Earthbound Farm
New U.S.D.A. action plan targets Salmonella
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Potential exists for a great 2014
Sysco to acquire US Foods in $8.2 billion deal
Pepsi ousts Coca-Cola at Buffalo Wild Wings
Kroger sees greater opportunity in ‘natural’ portfolio
Diamond Foods continues to struggle
C.D.C. taking food safety surveillance to food service
Use of antibiotics in meat animal production may be ending
Pizza: The next big thing in fast-casual?
On-line sales looming for food
Bob Evans Farm on the brink?
Post acquisition binge continues
Breaking in to breakfast
Global trends to watch in 2014
Yogurt makers pump up protein claims
Market Insight - Corn sweetener prices will be lower in 2014
Ingredient Innovations - Mimicking mother’s milk
Sodium reduction: A little goes a long way
Beverage Business News - Wellness beverages
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Nature’s bounty, nature’s wrath
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - December 17, 2013