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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Coca-Cola acquires minority stake in BodyArmor

The Coca-Cola Co. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a minority ownership stake in sports drink brand BodyArmor. Coca-Cola may increase its ownership stake in the future under the terms of the agreement.

BodyArmor will join the Coca-Cola North America Venturing and Emerging Brands investment portfolio. The brand will continue to operate independently under the leadership of Mike Repole, co-founder and chairman, and the BodyArmor management team. Coca-Cola will become the second largest shareowner in the brand, behind Mr. Repole.

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Garden of Life Rolls Out Goal-Oriented Protein Bars

Today’s health-conscious consumers are setting goals — whether it’s a fitness goal, a lifestyle goal or a goal to attain or maintain their optimal wellness — and they are looking for convenient, great-tasting, truly clean protein on the go. In response, Garden of Life is rolling out GōL (pronounced goal) bars.

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Evolution Fresh launches kombucha line

After spending nearly two decades developing juice and smoothie drinks, Evolution Fresh is entering one of the hottest categories in beverage: kombucha. Evolution Fresh, which is owned by Starbucks, has begun the initial rollout for a six-SKU line of organic kombucha at retailers in seven major U.S. cities: Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Boston and New York City. The product is packaged in a 15.2 oz. glass bottle and available in six flavors: Ginger Lemon Honeycrisp, Mango Pineapple, Ginger Greens, Spicy Greens, Pink Grapefruit and Turmeric Pineapple Coconut.

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