This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit Apr. 17, 2012

Home   Public Policy   Member Services   Industry Resources    Events    News & Media   About Us  

 




If the food's plastic, what's in the food?
The Washington Post
In a study published last year in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers put five San Francisco families on a three-day diet of food that hadn't been in contact with plastic. When they compared urine samples before and after the diet, the scientists were stunned to see what a difference a few days could make: The participants' levels of bisphenol A, which is used to harden polycarbonate plastic, plunged — by two-thirds, on average — while those of the phthalate DEHP, which imparts flexibility to plastics, dropped by more than half. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



Lettuce recall prompts call to fund microbiological data program
Food Safety News
On the heels of Dole's announcement that the company is recalling nearly 800 bags of lettuce after Salmonella was detected by state health officials conducting random sampling in New York state, U.S. PIRG, the federation of State Public Interest Research Groups, is chastising a plan to cut the nation's largest produce testing program. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Store brands groceries now on premium shelves
The Associated Press via Richmond Times-Dispatch
Once stigmatized as a second-rate alternative, store brands are taking on their name-brand counterparts with splashier packaging and a growing number of organic, all-natural and higher-end products. The push is part of a broader expansion of store brands into every corner of the supermarket. Shoppers can now find cheaper versions of Greek yogurt, organic frozen pizzas, gelato and even specialty chocolates. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



Business leaders lash out, tell Congress: Do your job
The Hill
Business groups are exasperated that Congress has made little progress on issues they see as vital in helping the ailing economy. Industry leaders are lashing out at both parties for shifting into campaign mode with more than 200 days to go before the November election. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



Why the presidential race is going to be closer than you think
The Washington Post
The dominant narrative since the beginning of 2012 has been that President Barack Obama has regained his footing after a rocky 2011 and is trending upward. Ask 10 political types who will win in November, and eight of them (or so) will say Obama. But, like all conventional wisdom, it’s only true until it changes. And, on Monday, a new poll came out that provided at least a hint that there could be a shift. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Poll: Romney rallies GOP, faces big popularity deficit for general election
The Washington Post
Mitt Romney's favorable numbers among Republicans have shot to a record high, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted after Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential contest a week ago. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Blue Dog Democrats face extinction in next election
POLITICO
Just when the Blue Dogs thought it couldn't get any worse, it did. Two years after the 2010 midterm elections decimated their ranks, the coalition of conservative Democrats is poised to get pummeled again in November — moving the Blue Dogs dangerously close to extinction. It's a rough time to occupy the right wing of the Democratic Party. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



US-Colombia free trade agreement draws praise
Farming UK News
The U.S.-Colombian Free Trade Agreement, which will take effect May 15, has drawn praise from agricultural associations. The agreement will provide a boost for the United States' soybean exports and other American agricultural products to Central and South America's third largest economy. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Exporters warned on food quality
VietNam News
Vietnam has great potential for agricultural exports, and the local exporters have pledged to standardize its cultivation and production processes in order to raise the product quality ahead recent complaints of importers about the substandard quality. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

FDA aims to halt production at 2 state fish processors
California Watch
Government health and food safety officials are seeking to close down two fish processing plants in California, citing concerns over the spread of bacteria and toxins in contaminated products. So far, there have been no illnesses associated with the two plants. However, government inspectors detected the toxins that cause botulism and listeriosis on products tested at the plants. The Food and Drug Administration is looking to close down the Fujino Enterprises-owned Blue Ocean Smokehouse in Half Moon Bay, and has temporarily halted operations and distribution out of the Yamaya processing plant in Torrance. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


From Concept to Consumer!
Move your product from the shelf to the cart with graphics that sell! Let Western Concord contribute to your sales efforts with vivid colors and higher resolution images! Western Concord knows how to utilize its’ 10 color capability to help bring your package to life! MORE
Need a quick start
to freezing?

Introducing the Freshline® QS tunnel freezer – a quick, simple, low-risk choice for innovative food processors like you. Our "quick start" concept allows you to set up a high-quality freezing line with minimal upfront capital investment. Simple, quick and easy – the Freshline QS tunnel freezer is your quick start to freezing. MORE
VISYS sorting systems
Visys’ digital sorters detect and remove foreign bodies as well as defective, undesirable or contaminated product from your product streams on differences in color, biostructure, shape and/or density. Our world-class sorters incorporate the latest state-of-art technologies based on lasers, near-infrared, color, metal and x-ray sensors or any combination thereof.




Coca-Cola profit rises as price increases stick
The Wall Street Journal
Coca-Cola Co.'s first-quarter earnings rose 7.9 percent, as revenue was boosted by higher sales volumes in all operating regions, including North America and Europe, as well as higher prices. Materials costs, up 10% versus last year, continued to take a bite out of margins, although Coca-Cola is managing through that environment by cutting expenses out of other areas, raising prices and selling its drink products in a wider variety of sizes. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Frozen dried mackerel, round scad recalled
KTUU-TV
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said a food company has recalled its frozen dried mackerel and dried round scad for a risk of botulism. H.C. Foods Co., Ltd. announced the recall because the products were not properly eviscerated prior to processing and the foods may be contaminated with clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause botulism — a serious and potentially fatal foodborne illness. The fish were sold nationwide to wholesale distributors and at retail outlets under the Pacific Isles Brand from the Philippines. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Survey: Adults cooking healthier at home
Universal Press International via WTAM
U.S. consumers are cooking more often, experimenting with food and cooking at home to help save money and eat healthier, a survey indicates. The DuPont Teflon Be Cook Aware consumer survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, conducted by TNS in March, indicated 37 percent reported they were cooking more often, 26 percent were experimenting more with food, 23 percent said they were eating more natural or organic foods and 19 percent were eating more frozen food. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Kraft Foods reduces packaging, travel miles
Triple Pundit
Kraft Foods announced that they have cut 45 million pounds of weight from the packaging of their products since 2010. According to their report entitled "Creating a More Delicious World," in the last year the company also increased its amount of sustainable agricultural commodities by 36 percent. These have third party verification or certifications. They have also eliminated 12.5 million travel miles from their operations. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Salt levels in fast foods higher in Canada
CBC News
Salt levels in meals sold at major fast food chains vary substantially across developed countries, according to a new study that challenges the industry and governments to get tougher to protect public health. Too much salt fuels high blood pressure. But reducing the amount of sodium in the diet to recommended levels could prevent premature deaths from heart disease and strokes, saving 11,000 to 15,000 lives of Canadians a year, experts estimate. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Kroger shoppers going high tech
WDTN-TV
Kroger is testing a new way to improve customer service. Customers are now using handheld scanners at some stores. The system allows customers to scan items as they shop, then scan and pay at the check out area. Kroger officials say it's a big help to those on a budget, because they can keep a running total of their groceries. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Wal-Mart plans Panorama City market
LA Daily News
Mega retailer Wal-Mart is locating its first Los Angeles-area scaled down grocery story in Panorama City, the company said. Construction is already under way on the 31,000 square foot Walmart Neighborhood Market and it should open by year's end. It will employ 60 people. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Permira kicks off auction for Iglo Foods
MarketWatch
Private equity firm Permira has launched the anticipated sale process of its frozen foods company Iglo Foods and information memorandums were sent out at the end of last week, people familiar with the situation told Dow Jones Newswires. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Sara Lee's Ball Park enters frozen burger category
just-food
U.S. food giant Sara Lee has moved its Ball Park hot dog brand into the frozen category with the launch of Flame Grilled Patties. The launch, the company said, will be Ball Park's first major brand extension outside of hot dogs in its 50-year history. The fully-cooked patties, made with 100 percent beef, are flame grilled and then flash frozen, ready to be cooked in one minute. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

ConAgra expands internationally with acquisitions of Del Monte Canada Operations
OfficialWire.com
ConAgra Foods has acquired Del Monte Canada Inc., a leading producers and marketer of packaging fruit, snacks and vegetables in Canada from an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. The acquisition includes the Aylmer tomato products and a manufacturing facility, although Del Monte fresh produce, juices and Aylmer Soups are outside of the acquisition and will be retained under separate ownership. In 2011, Del Monte Canada had 190 staff and revenues of around $150 million. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Expert: Analyzing trends could identify future food safety threats
Food Production Daily
An expert has claimed that analyzing future changes and trends in the food industry could identify potential food safety threats, lead to technological advances and improve industry practices. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

41 percent of Americans eat pizza once a week
Food Product Design
Americans love their pizza — so much so that 41 percent of consumers report eating the tasty pie at least once a week, compared to just 26 percent two years ago, according to new market data from Technomic. According to the Pizza Consumer Trend Report, pizza consumption has increased over the past two years as leading players revamp menus to include more innovative specialty pizzas, gourmet ingredients and items beyond pizza that help operators drive traffic. Interestingly, 68 percent of consumers order carryout pizza once a month or more, followed by 45 percent who order pizza for dine-in. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


Fruit As It Should Be!

Wawona demonstrates passion for food quality, delivering the best fruit from the orchard to your freezer. Wawona remains a family owned business with principles on quality, innovations and excellent customer services.
MORE
CO-PACKING. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. SOURCING & SUPPLY

Harvest creates and manufactures innovative frozen food products for some of the best brands in the industry. From ingredient supply to complete meal creation, we can help you every step of the way. Harvest Food Group…Leading the Way in Frozen Foods.
MORE
 
Frozen Express
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, (469) 420-2601
Download media kit

Valerie Hunt, Content Editor, (469) 420-2690   
Contribute news

This edition of Frozen Express was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
April 17, 2012
April 16, 2012
April 13, 2012
April 12, 2012



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063