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Leading Off  
Food Industry Execs Launch Farm&Oven Snack Brand
PR Web (press release) - Two food industry veterans announce the launch of Farm&Oven Snacks, Inc., a Boulder, Colorado-based snack brand. The company was founded by Kay Allison and Mike Senackerib whose innovations for big food companies have generated billions of dollars in revenue..... "Farm&Oven is truly a personal passion for me inspired by my autistic daughter who wouldn't let a vegetable cross her lips," says Kay Allison, co-founder, Farm&Oven. "I tried many things to get her to eat more vegetables and found that including them in a snack or meal she enjoyed was the answer. I knew that if we created something that was delicious, healthy and had a soft, moist texture it would appeal not only to picky eaters but to anyone -- kids and adults alike - looking for a convenient, nutritious snack." Read.

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AB InBev
Amys Kitchen
Annies Homegrown
Azteca Foods
Baked by Melissa
Barry Callebaut
Ben & Jerrys
Betty Crocker
Beyond Meat
Blakes All Natural
Blue Bell
Blue Bunny
Bolthouse Farms
Burger King
Campbell soup Co. 

Cheesecake Factory
Chiquita Brands
Churchs Chicken
Coca-Cola Co. 
ConAgra Foods
Cott Beverages
CowWow Cereal Milk
Dairy Queen
Dannon Co. 
Dean Foods
Diamond Foods
Dr Pepper snapple
Dunkin Donuts
EVOL Foods
Fage UsA
Five Guys
Flowers Foods
Foster Farms
Garden Fresh
General Mills
Good Humor
Goya Foods
Hain Celestial
Hampton Creek
Happy Egg Co.
Healthy Choice

Hershey Co. 
Hersheys Kisses
Hillshire Brands
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
Hostess Brands
Hostess snacks
Hot Pockets
Jack Links Jerky
Jimmy Dean
JM smucker

Just Born Inc. 
Kashi Foods
Kellogg Co. 
Kona Red
Kraft Heinz Co. 
M&M Brands
McCormick spices
Michael Foods
Mondelez Intl
Moosehead Breweries
Mountain Dew
Nestle UsA
Noodles & Co. 
Orville Redenbacher
Panera Bread
PEEPs Brand
Pepperidge Farm
Pilgrims Pride
Pinnacle Foods
Pizza Hut
POM Wonderful
Popeyes Chicken
Reeses PB Cups
Republic of Tea
Rudis Organic
sams Club
shake shack
smithfield Foods
sonic Drive-In
starbucks Coffee
Taco Bell
Talking Rain
Target stores
Tyson Foods

Walmart Labs
White Castle
WhiteWave Foods
Whole Foods
YUM Brands


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7-Eleven stores
AB InBev
Active Health Foods
American Crystal
Amys Kitchen
Azteca Foods
Ben & Jerrys
Bimbo Bakeries UsA
Borden Dairy
Bosco Products
Brown--Forman Corp
Burger King Corp. 
Campbell soup
Cheesecake Factory
Chiquita Brands
Churchs Chicken
Circle K
Coca--Cola Co. 
ConAgra Foods
ConAgra Mills
Cott Corp
CowWow Cereal Milk
Crystal Farms
Dairy Queen
Dannon Co. 
Darden Restaurants
Dean Foods
Decas Cranberry

Del Monte Foods
Diamond Foods
Dole Food Co. 
Dominos Pizza
Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper snapple
El Pollo Loco
Flowers Foods
Fortune Brands
Foster Farms
Freebird Chicken
Fresh Express
General Mills
Gerber Products
Gortons Inc. 
Goya Foods
H. J. Heinz Co. 
Hain-Celestial Grp
Healthy Choice
Hershey Co. 
Hillshire Farms
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
Hostess Foods
HP Hood
Imperial sugar
Ito En N. America
J. M. smucker Co. 
J.R. simplot
J&J snack Foods
Jamba Juice
Jelly Belly Candy Co
Jimmy Dean
Jones soda Co
Just Born Inc
Kashi Co. 
Kellogg Co. 
Keystone Foods
Kona Red
Kraft Foods
Kroger Co. 
Land OLakes
Lays Brand
Leprino Foods
Little Caesars
Long Horn
Long John silvers
McCain Foods
McCormick & Co. 
McDonalds Corp
McKee Foods
Maple Leaf Foods
Mars Inc. 
Meals to Heal
Michael Foods
Miller Lite
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Mom Brands
Monster Energy
Mountain Dew
Nabisco World
National Chicken
National Restaurant
Nestle sA
Nestle UsA
Ocean spray
Ole Mexican Foods
Original soupMan

Parmalat Canada
Perdue Farms
Perkins Restaurants
Pilgrims Pride Corp. 
Pinnacle Foods
Post Foods
Ralcorp Holdings
Ralphs Grocery
Red Bull UsA
Red Lobster
Rich Products Corp
Ruiz Foods
safeway Inc. 
sanderson Farms
saputo Inc. 
sargento Foods
schreiber Foods
schwan Food Co
seneca Foods
skippy Peanut

smart Baking Co. 
smithfield Foods
snyders-Lance Inc
soBe Beverages
starbucks Coffee Co
subway Restaurants
sunkist Growers
sunny Delight
   Beverage Co. 
Tootsie Roll Indus
Trader Joes
TreeHouse Foods
Tropicana Products
Tyson Foods
Unilever UsA
Walmart stores
Wells Enterprises
Wendys Intl
WhiteWave Foods
Whole Foods
YUM! Brands

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Agilex Flavors &

Allen Flavors
Aromatech Intl
Bell Flavors &

Bickford Flavors
Blue Pacific Flavors
Blue star Flavors
Carmi Flavor and
Fragrance Co. 

Comax Flavors
D.D. Williamson
David Michael & Co
Edlong Dairy

Flavor Dynamics
Flavor Infusion
Flavor systems Intl
FONA International
Fontana Flavors
Gamay Flavors
Givaudan Flavors
GLCC Flavors
Gold Coast

Gum Technology
H.B. Taylor Co
Hagelin Flavor

Innova Flavors
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Kalsec Inc
Kikkoman UsA
McCormick & Co. 
Mane Inc. 
Mission Flavors &

Monsanto Co. 
Mother Murphys

National Flavors
National Fruit Flavor
Natural Flavors Inc

Newly Weds Foods

Nu-Tek Food

Ottens Flavors
Penford Corp. 
Prinova UsA
Proliant Meat

sargento Food

sensient Colors
sensient Flavors
Sethness Co.
summit Hill Flavors
synergy Flavors
T. Hasegawa UsA
Target Flavors
Ungerer & Co. 
Virginia Dare

Watson Inc.

Weber Flavors

WILD Flavors

- Chobani expands Twin Falls facility
- Dunkin' Donuts announces new holiday doughnuts
- Goya Foods Expands Distribution Facility In Texas
- Target CEO still sees many opportunities in retail
Tyson Foods Beefs Up Foodservice Business with Acquisition of Original Philly Holdings
GlobeNewswire (press release) - Tyson Foods has completed the acquisition of Philadelphia-based Original Philly Holdings, Inc., one of the nation's leading producers of raw and fully-cooked Philly-style sandwich steak and cheesesteak appetizer products. "Original Philly Holdings is a natural, strategic fit with our Prepared Foods Business," said Tyson Foods Prepared Foods Group President Sally Grimes. "The Original Philly brand and portfolio of products are highly regarded in the foodservice industry and have a growing list of customer relationships with chain and convenience store operators." Original Philly Holdings consists of two business units: Original Philly Cheesesteak Company, which manufactures raw Philly Style sandwich steak products, and Philadelphia Pre-Cooked Steak Company, which manufactures fully-cooked Philly-style sandwich steak products. Its customers include foodservice, retail and convenience store providers. The company, which employs approximately 250 people, operates two plants in Philadelphia, Pa. Read.

Study: Consumers Confused About How Much Whole Grain to Eat
FoodBev.com - There is significant confusion among consumers across the globe about how much whole grain should be consumed daily, according to new research from Cereal Partners Worldwide. While more than eight in ten people (82%) believe it is important to eat whole grain, almost the same number (83%) admit they don't know how much they should consume. Less than half (47%) of those surveyed think they eat enough. The new study of over 16,000 people across the globe by Cereal Partners Worldwide, the producer of Nestle Breakfast Cereals, suggests that part of the confusion may be due to people not knowing how much whole grain to consume or where to find whole grain, with almost four in ten (38%) saying they think people don't know what foods contain it. Read.

Chipotle Shares Tank After Actor Jeremy Jordan Said He 'Almost Died' After Eating at the Chain
CNBC - Chipotle Mexican Grill's stock price sank 2.7 percent Monday after "Supergirl" actor Jeremy Jordan said he had "almost died" from eating at one of the chain's restaurants. Chipotle has been struggling for two years to move on from a string of high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks. "I know I've advocated for them in the past, but they're terrible," Jordan said in the now-expired Instagram story, according to People magazine. "I, as you can see, am in the hospital and I have fluids in my arm because the food did not agree with me and I almost died." Read.
Around the Net    
With Whole Foods, can Amazon fill your every need?
Chicago Booth Review (blog) - Amazon's recent acquisition of Whole Foods has triggered a lot of discussion about the motives behind the purchase. But many of these explanations can be rationalized by looking at Amazon's primary mission, which says, "At Amazon, we are committed to being the most customer-centric company on earth." That is not only a rather audacious statement; indeed, it is a tall order. And while some people may in the past have perceived the mission statement as purely aspirational, over time, with moves such as this acquisition, it is increasingly clear that Amazon is trying to make what seemed aspiration into a reality. Read.
Beverage Industry News & Trends       
Salted Caramel Pepsi Exists Now and Literally No One Asked For This
Column posted by Molly Thomson at College Candy (blog) - While my self-loathing has not yet reached the levels required for me to purchase this beverage, the staff at Today tried it, and stand in defense of the bizarre concoction. "Pepsi Salted Caramel isn't yucky," lifestyle editor Shane Lou said. "On the contrary, it's not bad at all. The caramel flavor isn't strong, but it's apparent enough that it'll give you a sweet aftertaste. If Pepsi is your cola of choice, it's worth giving the salted caramel flavor a shot." The tasters also agree that the salt flavor is, blessedly, missing. Read.
Category Snapshot: Dairy    
State of the industry: Dairy
Food Business News - The refrigerated retail dairy case continues to fatten up while the frozen cabinet embraces protein and snacking trends. These changes are taking place with clean label and local sourcing top of mind. And for as much traction that plant-based alternatives are gaining in the marketplace, dairy foods are holding ground through innovation efforts aimed at making everything from butter to yogurt relevant to today's consumers who crave flavor adventure, value authenticity and seek out natural nutrition. Read.
Commentary & Analysis    
How to Win an Argument on Biotechnology
Commentary posted by Gary Truitt at Hoosier Ag Today - Chances are that, if you are involved in production agriculture, you have had a discussion with someone about biotechnology. Most likely, it centered around whether GMOs in food are safe. Odds are you did not win the argument or change the person's mind. Yet, getting people to trust the technology we use to produce food is key to the future of agriculture. So how do you build consumer trust in GE food?..... He notes that most who try to defend biotechnology always lead with the facts and the science. He says most consumers don't want to hear the facts and don't trust the science... Read.
Companies, Categories  & Brands    
Ferrero USA: Popular chocolate brand Kinder Joy set for stateside debut
Food Business News - A popular chocolate brand is making its U.S. debut. Ferrero U.S.A., Inc., the maker of Ferrero Rocher, Nutella and Tic Tac, is introducing Kinder to the American market with the launch of Kinder Joy, an egg-shaped product with two compartments. One features a small toy; the other, a layered confection of milk and chocolate cremes and two crispy wafer bites filled with cocoa cream. A miniature plastic spoon is included in the package. Read.
Ring Dings Will Be Your Next Fling
NYU Washington Square News - The '60s brought us many wonderful things, from capri pants to Bob Dylan. It was also the peak of snacks like Twizzlers, Salty Surfers, Humpty Dumpty Potato Chips and, most importantly, Ring Dings. Ring Dings were the ultimate sweet snack during the '60s made by Drake's Cakes, a baked goods company founded in Harlem. The creation of this snack in 1958 is considered a high note in the company's history. But what are Ring Dings? Read.
- J&J Snack Foods: Food service strength drives J&J results
Foodservice Industry /News & Trends    
Why is Locol Struggling?
QSR magazine (press release) - A few years ago, chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson set out with a simple (if not grandiose) plan: to change the face of fast food by providing affordable, better-quality meals to those in the poorest neighborhoods around the country. From the start, the pair received enthusiastic support from food personalities and celebrities alike, as well as a mountain of media attention. But Locol was also greeted with wariness from those in the industry who knew what a tall order changing long-held fast-food systems and habits could be. Read.
- Applebee's Adds Topped Steaks & Twisted Potatoes to Fall Menu
World Report    
Australia: Amazon's Australia launch "really, really close"
FOOD Magazine - E-commerce giant Amazon is "really, really close" to launching both its retail and marketplace offerings in Australia, the company's Australian country manager told a gathering of sellers in Sydney today..... Since the launch of its Marketplace in 2000, Amazon has helped businesses around the globe to increase sales and reach new customers. Read.
Greece: Greek yogurt is produced only in Greece, Commission warns Prague
EURACTIV - The denomination "Greek yogurt" cannot be used for yogurts produced outside Greece, a European Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.com amid mounting tensions between Athens and Prague on the issue. "The Commission is in contact with the Czech authorities on this matter and expressed its position in a detailed opinion that was transmitted to the Czech authorities," the EU official said. Read.
- Canada: Iconic yellow Cheerios box altered to cheer for Team Canada
- Portugal: Coca-Cola To Reduce Beverage Sugar Content By 12%
- UK: Fry's Launches new line of ready-to-eat frozen meals

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