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Cleveland Indians have home-field advantage on recycling
The New York Times
Well before the start of a Cleveland Indians game at Progressive Field, as players warmed up on the jewel-green field, it was business as usual in the garage behind left field for C. L. Gholston, a dishwasher. He had wheeled down gray bins full of kitchen scraps — pineapple and melon rinds, carrot shavings and tomato ends — that were all part of the mix he fed into a contraption he calls the energy machine.
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Government relations update: California senate fails to pass soda warning label bill
NAC
A California Senate committee on Wednesday failed to pass a bill that would have required soda companies to print warning labels about the sugar content in the drinks they sell. SB 203, introduced by Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning, D-Carmel, would have required all drinks with 75 calories or more per fluid ounce to carry a warning.
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Webinar Alert — FDA Menu Labeling Regulations
NAC
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that the Association will host a webinar "The How-To-Guide for Compliance With the FDA Menu Labeling Regulations" conducted by Dr. Claudine J. Kavanaugh, PhD, MPH, RD of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday, May 28 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern – exclusively for our members. This webinar will be a follow-up to the CinemaCon Session and for the NAC members who were not able to attend the Las Vegas event. Information on how to join the webinar is now available by following this link.
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America's Favorite Cookie is now available as a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate churro pasty stick for the food industry. Learn More
 


Booths on sale for 2015 Concession & Hospitality Expo
NAC
Join the top food and beverage leaders at THE International Concessions and Hospitality Marketplace. The Concession & Hospitality Expo will take place on July 21-24 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and the adjacent Duke Energy Convention Center. The 2015 Trade Show is at the Duke Energy Center right across the street from the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and will be held on Wednesday, July 22 (1 – 4 p.m.) and Thursday, July 23 (2 – 4 p.m.) and is open to full and tabletop displays.
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Time to register for NAC Expo
NAC
Join the top food and beverage leaders at THE International Concessions and Hospitality Marketplace. The NAC Concession & Hospitality Expo will take place July 21-24 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and the adjacent Duke Energy Convention Center.
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Welcome new members
NAC
NAC is pleased to welcome new members:

Brian Hrivnak of Playhouse Square
Joe Benz, CCM of Playhouse Square
Jimmy Crews of Playhouse Square
Brandy Smith Graham of Great Western Products

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Are You Making the Most of Graduation Season?
[Gold Medal Products Co.]
As students count down their final school days, high school and college graduations are on the horizon. With low costs, easy prep and a keen popularity, concession foods are an ideal fit for graduation parties. Here’s how concessionaires can maximize their opportunities:
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IN THE NEWS


Tyson Foods to end use of human antibiotics in US chickens by 2017
Reuters
Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017, one of the most aggressive timetables yet set by an American poultry company. The Arkansas-based chicken and meat company also said it is working on ways to curtail such on-farm drug practices at its other protein businesses, which include pork and beef.
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Chipotle goes GMO-free in 1st for fast-food sector
Reuters
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Monday said the 46 ingredients used in its roughly 1,800 restaurants were now free of genetically modified organisms, becoming the first major U.S. restaurant chain to make that switch. U.S. diners, particularly those in the sought-after young millennial generation, are seeking fresh foods that are less processed and more natural or organic. Part of that trend includes GMO-free foods.
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How smart, digital stadiums are changing the way we watch sports
Forbes
There's nothing quite like attending a major sports event in person. The sights and sounds from the field, the roar of the crowd, and the raw excitement of cheering for your team along with 40,000 or more of your "closest friends" is a unique experience. But as today's sports fans are streaming into stadiums with smartphones, that live experience is evolving. Today's fans fully expect technology to enrich on game days. And in response, the organizers of major sporting events and owners of sporting venues are turning to new cloud, mobile and analytics technologies to deliver a great fan experience.
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Healthy fare on the menu at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field
amNewYork
Move over, hot dogs and beer, and say hello to veggie dogs and smoothies. Even as churro dogs, bacon cotton candy and fried s'mOreos are making headlines, healthier fare, including for vegan and gluten-free diets, is gaining favor at ballparks, especially in New York.
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Mars Chocolate reaches peanut benchmark
Candy Industry
Recently, a day before Earth Day celebrations, Mount Olive, New Jersey-based Mars Chocolate reported that 51 percent of all peanuts used for the company's products in the United States were high-oleic acid peanuts, a move designed to ensure the sustainability of edible peanuts.
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New healthy food items at Dodger Stadium
FreshPlaza
Renovations to the Reserve Level concessions stands and the Lexus Dugout Club, as well as several new food offerings, will greet fans at Dodger Stadium in 2015, the team has announced.
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How does Great American Ballpark stack up against other MLB parks?
Dayton Business Journal
It's baseball season again, which means we can discuss the best venues to watch America's pastime. Thrillist, the food and drink website known for its many lists and rankings, just released its "Best Major League Baseball Stadium" list, and Great American Ballpark came in at No. 18 aming the 32 Major League Baseball stadiums.
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Compostable high-barrier packaging material highlights processing advances
By Don Rosato
http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/compostable-high-barrier-packaging-material-highlights-processing-advances/engineering Plastic barrier packaging technology is driven by safety, convenience and quality. Growing demand for convenience foods and "ready meals" created by busier lifestyles and increased disposable income are reflected in high growth in food packaging. Food-purchasing decisions are based on taste and appearance, as well as convenience, making excellent barrier quality to maintain product freshness vital in food packaging. No. 1 with the public is food safety, and active or barrier packaging that can help prevent spoilage or contamination is in strong demand.
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