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University of Wisconsin bids out sports concessions contract; longstanding deal with W Club could end
The Capital Times
Concession stands at University of Wisconsin sporting events could have a new look — or at least a new group in control — next season, and it could mean the end of a relationship that spans more than 50 years.
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Jolly Time rolls out popcorn with Smart Balance oils
Sioux City Journal
Seeking to broaden its appeal to consumers, Jolly Time Pop Corn has rolled out two varieties of buttery microwave popcorn made with Smart Balance's unique blend of heart-healthy cooking oils. Smart Balance has developed a national following for its line of buttery spreads, peanut butters and other products that contain no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats.
Concession workers help fuel the ballpark experience
The Selma Times-Journal
For those hundreds of visitors, fans, players and coaches who come to the Dallas County Sportsplex through the spring and summer, they are often hit with the need for a quick drink, snack or at the very least, cheese fries.
And while the athletes on the field are putting forth their best effort, some of the hardest work at the Sportsplex is being completed within the walls and windows of the park’s concession stand.
The history of the frozen banana stand
Turns out, there may not have always been money in the banana stand.
Ask Bob Teller. The frozen banana stand he opened on Balboa Peninsula in the '60s popularized the famous snack in Newport Beach, California — something fans of the cult Fox television series, "Arrested Development," may find familiar.
FDA guide helps prevent intentional food contamination
A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration tool helps food processing facilities, transportation companies, retailers and others prevent intentional food contamination.
Nutrition information on menus: Is there a better way?
The Huffington Post
Do you read the calorie count listed on a menu before ordering your lunch? And does it affect what you order? Fast food restaurants around the country are poised to add calorie counts to their menus, thanks to a directive from the Affordable Care Act.
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Study: 66 percent of foods containing transfats have been reformulated
Industry efforts to reduce and/or remove transfats from food products have led to progress, but this progress is slowing, and the industry must continue its effort to reformulate, says a new report from Harvard School of Public Health.
Chocolate with healthy inclusions a win-win
Convenience Store Products
Pairing chocolate candy with nutritious ingredients such as nuts and raisins "is pretty much a win-win" in today's snacking marketplace, says Melissa Abbott of The Hartman Group, Bellevue, Wash. Consumers are increasingly looking for the trifecta of health, convenience and satiation all in one snack, she says, and manufacturers are responding with a broader range of snack and trail mixes.
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