Absolutely Gluten Free Takes on Energy Bar Category

Absolutely Gluten Free, maker of all-natural crackers, flatbreads and pizza, is taking on the energy bar category with the launch of TahiniBar, a grab-and-go sesame seed snack that weighs in at only 100 calories. The dairy-free, gluten-free bar complements many of today’s hottest food trends, according to the company.

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Stacy’s Snacks Introduces Cheese Petites Baked Cheese Snacks

The Stacy’s Snacks brand is introducing Cheese Petites, a snack that simplifies the beloved combination of real cheese and crackers. Designed to be enjoyed on-the-go or featured as the new centerpiece of any food spread, the crackers come in Parmesan with Rosemary and Romano with Garlic and Pepper flavors. With cheese as the first ingredient, one serving is a good source of calcium and delivers 6g of protein.

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Avocado Mash Added to Good Foods Product Line

High-pressure processing (HPP), being rebranded as cold pressure, is the driver of innovation for Good Foods LLC. The company relies on this heat-free technology to extend the shelf life of perishable food while also preserving its flavor and nutrition. The company most recently introduced Avocado Mash, a blend of ripened avocados and seasonings with no artificial ingredients or added sugar. The mash is sold in four-packs of single-serve containers and was developed in response to the trending avocado toast menu item.

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Stacy’s Snacks Introduces Cheese Petites Baked Cheese Snacks

The Stacy’s Snacks brand is introducing Cheese Petites, a snack that simplifies the beloved combination of real cheese and crackers. Designed to be enjoyed on-the-go or featured as the new centerpiece of any food spread, the crackers come in Parmesan with Rosemary and Romano with Garlic and Pepper flavors. With cheese as the first ingredient, one serving is a good source of calcium and delivers 6g of protein.

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Kellogg Honey Smacks Salmonella Cases Reach 130

As of Aug. 30, 130 people have been sickened by salmonella linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. The source of the contamination has not been identified, but the FDA noted its discussions involved not just Kellogg but an unidentified contract manufacturer.

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After review, Campbell drops Fresh division

As the result of a larger strategic review of operations initiated in May, the Camden, N.J.-based company today announced plans to sell off its Campbell Fresh division, which includes brands such as Bolthouse Farms, Garden Fresh Gourmet and its line of refrigerated soups. It also intends to sell its international businesses, excluding Canada, which include Arnott’s and the Kelsen Group.

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