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US orders ban on 'unsafe' trans fats by 2016
BBC News
Trans fats are unsafe to eat and must be banned from the food supply within three years, US regulators have said. The US Food and Drug Administration said partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the main source of trans fats, are not "generally recognized as safe". It said a 2016 ban would save lives by preventing fatal heart attacks.
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Book your Expo hotel rooms now
NAC
You have until June 30 to book your hotel rooms for the 2015 Concession & Hospitality Expo. Choose the newly transformed Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and experience a hotel offering every possible convenience under one roof—including the city's largest hotel ballroom. Set in the heart of town, connected to the Duke Energy Convention Center and near an array of attractions and entertainment venues, the regal Hyatt Regency Cincinnati reigns supreme amongst downtown hotels. Visit the Expo page on naconline.org and click on the hotel tab.
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  J&J Snack Foods Corp.

America's Favorite Cookie is now available as a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate churro pasty stick for the food industry. Learn More
 


2015 Expo program ads on sale now
NAC
NAC will be placing advertisements in the 2015 program distributed to all attendees of the Concession & Hospitality Expo in Cincinnati. Ads may be general in nature, or congratulatory ads to Dan Kroeger, President and CEO of Gold Medal Products Company; the 2015 NAC Mickey Warner Award honoree. Dan will be honored at the Annual Membership Luncheon at the Expo on Thursday, July 23.
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Registration open and 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 and registration for the event is now open. We will extend the early registration discount for a while longer, but don't delay. Make sure you make your travel plans now. 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. Visit our Expo page on www.naconline.org and click the Trade Show tab to see a list of companies already signed up for the show and a link to their websites.
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Hometown Favorites Can Be a Hit!
[Gold Medal Products Co.]
Your next winning flavor combination might be closer than you think! Consumers are looking for flavors that are unique to their local area. It’s a way to make the experience personalized and give the customer something they can’t get just anywhere.
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Welcome new members
NAC
NAC is pleased to welcome new members:
​Lee Feldman of Pops Corn, Inc., sponsored by Mark Hamilton, Great Western Products
​Ronald Eiben of Entertainment Supply & Technologies

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IN THE NEWS


Good news for chocolate lovers: The more you eat, the lower your risk of heart disease
The Washington Post
Ahh, chocolate. There probably isn't a more magical ingredient on earth than the sweet, dark brown flavoring used for more than 3,000 years. Today most chocolate is consumed in the form of candy — a development that has sparked heated debate among scientists about what that's doing to our health.
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Staten Island Yankees up their food game; find out what's new
SILive.com
Move over Budweiser: Craft beers have moved into the starting line up at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark in St. George. So, when the S.I. Yanks play the Brooklyn Cyclones on inagural day — that's Friday, June 19 — baseball fans will find styles from upstate's Roscoe Brewery, Sixpoint Brewery from Brooklyn, Bronx Brewery, Narragansett of Rhode Island, Louisiana's Abita Brewery and California's Sierra Nevada.
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Most Americans waste more food than they know
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health via HealthDay News
Most Americans waste more food than they believe, and only one in 10 worries about the environmental harm posed by discarded food, a new study shows. Researchers surveyed more than 1,000 consumers across the nation in April 2014. Nearly three-quarters of respondents said they believed they wasted less food than the national average, according to the findings published in the journal PLOS ONE.
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Kellogg wants to make a Netflix for snacks
Time
Subscription snack services — which deliver customized snack boxes to people at home or work weekly or monthly — have boomed in recent years as start-ups offer a whole range of options. There's Mouth, which sends subscribers what it calls "indie food," Nature Box, which offers snacks free of artificial ingredients, and even the sports nutrition-focused Jacked Pack. But there's a new company entering the market, and its not a hip start-up. It's Kellogg, the company you probably know for its Pop-Tarts and Eggos.
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Eating pizza doesn't have to be unhealthy
By Denise A. Valenti
Brick oven, wood-fired, coal-fired, thick crust, thin crust, deep crust, white sauce, red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, pineapple or mushroom. There is no doubt that pizza comes in many forms and can satisfy the multitude of tastes across the United States. Americans consume an average of 46 slices of pizza yearly, and 93 percent of the population has pizza at least once per month. With such variety of ingredients and preparation, there is also a wide range in the nutrition of pizzas.
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Hormel unveils 'breakthrough innovation' in snacks
Food Business News
Hormel Foods Corp. is expanding in the snack market with Skippy P.B. Bites, Spam Snacks and Jennie-O Turkey Breast Sticks. Executives of the Austin, Minnesota-based company discussed the three new product platforms during a presentation with investors on June 11 in Minneapolis.
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Snacks are key in food and beverage power brands
Forbes
In the fast changing world of food and beverage CPG, power brands are not just cash cows. Despite being legacy products, they are power brands which because of shrewd management and their position in food culture have remained contemporary and continue to drive profit growth. Most leaders in CPG food and beverage define power brands purely on the basis of scale, usually in excess of $1 billion in annual sales.
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California fields stay lush, with a sprinkle of creativity
The New York Times
This season, the grounds crew for the San Francisco Giants' lush green field tried something new: It cut back on overnight watering. But then the ground felt a bit hard to the Giants, the World Series champions, and without some give in the grass, players could be more prone to injury. Time to turn the water back on.
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