Food Business News - June 17, 2014 - (Page 89)

New Food Products General Mills launches Cheerios Protein MINNEAPOLIS - General Mills, Inc. is adding to its Cheerios line with the launch of Cheerios Protein, a new cereal featuring 7 grams of protein (11 grams with milk), 13 vitamins and minerals, more than half the daily value of whole grain, and a good source of fiber. The new variety combines toasted "O"s with granola clusters in two flavors: oats and honey, and cinnamon almond. Cheerios Protein oats and honey includes oats and honey sweetened whole grain oat cereal with oat granola clusters and honey. The variety features soy protein, and contains 17 grams of sugar, 4 grams of dietary fiber, 280 mg of sodium and 210 calories per serving. Cheerios Protein cinnamon almond combines sweetened oats and whole grain corn cereal with almond granola clusters and cinnamon. The variety features soy protein isolate, and contains 16 grams of sugar, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 220 mg of sodium and 220 calories per serving. By comparison, original Cheerios contain 3 grams of protein, 1 gram of sugar, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 186 mg of sodium and 103 calories per serving, while Honey Nut Cheerios have 2 grams of protein, 9 grams of sugar, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 160 mg Wonka introduces Peel-a-Pops OAKLAND, CALIF. - Wonka, a Nestle brand, is introducing Peel-a-Pop frozen treats. The dessert pops look like bananas and feature an edible peel. The frozen desserts come in two flavors: vanilla banana and vanilla grape. Wonka Peel-a-Pop frozen treats are available nationwide at Wal-Mart, Target, Safeway and Kroger for a suggested retail price of $4.29 per 8-pop carton. FBN Ready Pac expands on-the-go meals IRWINDALE, CALIF. - Ready Pac is launching six single-serve bistro bowl wrap kits. Each kit features produce, tortillas, protein and a sauce selection. Kit varieties include Thai peanut crunch, garlic and herb Caesar, turkey avocado ranch, buffalo style chicken, chicken bacon ranch, and chicken Caesar. The wrap kits join the Ready Pac single-serve salad bowl line, which includes three new recipes: Italian, BBQ and kale apple. FBN June 17, 2014 of sodium and 110 calories per serving. "Parents are looking for breakfast options that not only provide long-lasting energy, but also something their entire family will enjoy at times that are right for them," said Matt McQuinn, senior marketing manager, Big G Cereal New Products. "Cheerios Protein offers the benefits that go along with starting the day with 11 grams of protein and the great taste of Cheerios that kids and parents already know and love." Cheerios Protein is available at retailers nationwide in 14.1oz boxes. FBN Pacific Foods adds to hummus offerings TUALATIN, ORE. - Pacific Foods is increasing snack offerings with new organic hummus and salsa con queso products. The dips are shelf stable. Certified organic hummus is available in classic, roasted garlic and roasted red pepper. The salsa con queso dip is gluten-free and produced with cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses, jalapeños, red bell peppers, and creme fraiche. Both dips are available nationwide at Whole Foods Markets for a suggested retail price of $3.39 to $4.99 for 12.75-oz packages. FBN FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 89

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Food Business News - June 17, 2014
Tyson building a prepared foods powerhouse
Sodium reduction: Aiming at the target
Mid-year markets spotlight
Web Contents
Editorial - Preventing food fraud must be a priority
Peanut butter innovaton propels Smucker
Pinnacle opens pilot plant at Rutgers
Consumer interest in protein remains high
Trashing trillions of calories
Health science at the center of Nestle’s strategy
Nestle sees emerging markets as an e-commerce opportunity
McDonald’s U.S. sales still slipping
Innovation popping at Diamond Foods
Emerging natural and organic food and beverage trends
B&G Foods goes clubbing
C-suite focus shifting toward greater effi ciencies
Krispy Kreme looks to create buzz with licensed coff ee
Private label, sustainability shaping Hain Celestial’s strategy
Quality Egg executives plead guilty to selling adulterated products
Redefining food allergens
Have your cake and quinoa, too
Three snack makers to watch
Flavor mining
Ancient grains for modern trends
Ancient grains in America
All systems go on sustainability strategies
Targeting sodium reduction
General Mills launches Cheerios Protein
Wonka introduces Peel-a-Pops
Ready Pac expands on-the-go meals
Pacifi c Foods adds to hummus offerings
Big chicken fi llet sandwiches debut
Breyers off ers gluten-free ice cream
oCrunch and Kellogg’s partner to create cereal bowl
Stoneridge Orchards launches new dried whole fruit products
GoOrganic debuts fruit chews
popchips rolls out veggie chip line
On the Border debuts smart menu selections
Annie’s announces snack and mini meal kits
Gold’n Plump upgrades frozen chicken patties
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. raises U.S. and world wheat ending stocks forecasts
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - June 17, 2014