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Disneyland 60th anniversary: A sneak peek at new food and drinks
The Orange County Register
If you're a Disneyland food fan, don't expect to be bedazzled by a large number of edible enhancements made for the theme park's 60th anniversary celebration. During a Diamond Celebration preview event, park officials showcased a few of the new foods and drinks debuting when the May 22 event kicks off.
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Blue Bell recalls all its ice cream products over listeria concerns
CNN
After weeks of gradual recalls, Blue Bell Creameries is now pulling all of its products off the shelves. The company is recalling its ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other frozen treats because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the company said.
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Which ballpark offers Best Food in Major League Baseball? Let the argument begin
Sporting News
Want to start a different kind of baseball argument? Declare your Major League Baseball club offers the best food to fans this season. Beyond the usual hot dogs and peanuts, MLB's 30 clubs are offering filet mignon, seafood, vegetarian dishes and other upscale, gourmet offerings. With typical New York chutzpah, the New York Mets unequivocally declare they have the tastiest fare in the big leagues at Citi Field.
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6 Must-Read Concession Tips & Tricks
[Gold Medal Products Co.]
Get ready for that “aha” moment! We’re going to give you insight into some of the tips & tricks of the concession industry that you may not have heard before. From little-known facts about equipment to innovative ways to use supplies, you will see there’s more possibilities than meet the eye.
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These MLB teams have stadium-grown greens
TakePart
As fans sitting on the third baseline streamed into Boston's Fenway Park for the Red Sox home opener, they were greeted with the sight of 1,800 square feet of raised beds on a formerly unused 5,000-square-foot rooftop. "Fenway Farms" initially will grow fresh vegetables not typically found in baseball stadiums — arugula, Swiss char, and broccoli rabe, for instance — for use by the chefs at the EMC Club kitchen, just 25 feet away.
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Kraft mac & cheese plans to go for a more natural look
Time
Your bowls of Kraft mac & cheese could look a bit different starting next year. Kraft Foods Group will no longer use synthetic coloring or artificial preservatives in its original Macaroni & Cheese in the U.S., the company announced, and it will also remove synthetic coloring from Kraft Dinner Original meals in Canada.
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Avian flu crisis grows for poultry producers throughout US
USA Today
Poultry producers in several states are bracing for more losses as a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza forced producers to kill millions of chickens and turkeys in the U.S. in recent weeks. The fast-moving H5N2 virus was confirmed at a chicken laying facility in Osceola County, Iowa. Some 5.3 million chickens will be euthanized to try to prevent the spread of the disease.
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One of the hottest healthy snack food companies is suddenly under fire
Business Insider
The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on the maker of Kind snack bars for marketing its products as healthy. In a warning letter addressed to Kind, the FDA said at least four types of Kind bars were in violation of "healthy" labeling rules, Bloomberg reports.
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Innovative technology drives barrier packaging trends
By Don Rosato
Despite being costly, plastic barrier packaging has established itself in the food and beverage sector because it can prevent oxygenation and thus degradation of contents. It is being used to increase shelf life, protect flavor profiles and maintain food appearance without adding preservatives. Knowing what the next "green" sustainable trends are in the packaging world is a must in order for companies to enhance their environmental credentials. Let's take a look at some key sustainable plastics barrier packaging trends.
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Will your name on a Coke bottle fizz up soda sales again?
DailyFinance
If you thought last year's "Share a Coke" campaign was clever — putting personal names on 20-ounce bottles of Coca-Cola products — you're probably not surprised to learn that the soft drink giant has bigger plans in store the second time around that will bring more names and drink containers into the fold. "Share a Coke" will be back this summer, and AdAge is reporting that Coca-Cola plans to take things to a higher level.
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The ice cream sandwich comes of age
The New York Times
The American ice cream sandwich was born in the Bowery district of Manhattan in the early 1900s, when a pushcart vendor slapped together skinny wafers and vanilla ice cream and handed them for a penny each to shoeshiners and stockbrokers alike.
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