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The Gluten-Free No-Bake Cookie Co. goes to the Emmys

The Gluten-Free No-Bake Cookie Co. goes to the Emmys

The No-Bake Cookie Company is a wholesale cookie company specializing in natural, gluten free No-Bake cookies. Their product line comes in 6 flavors plus the popular seasonal Pumpkin Spice. No-Bake Cookies can be found in Nordstrom Espresso Bars, Whole Foods, Core-Mark Distributions and specialty stores through-out the US or on the web @ http://www.thenobakecookieco.com. "We are thrilled to be included in this year's swag bags," says Carol Healy, co-owner of The No-Bake Cookie Company. "We are busy putting together 800 gift boxes to be shipped to New York.

The No-Bake Cookie Co. was selected by Off The Wall Gifts to be included in the official Emmy Gift Bag that is handed out to all guests in attendance. Off The Wall Gifts hand picks undiscovered, emerging brands, like The No-Bake Cookie Co. of Bend, Oregon as "the perfect business model" for their "pay it forward" approach to the Gift Bag inclusions.

The National Academy of Televisions Arts & Sciences News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be held September 26, 2011. Broadcasting legend and cable news icon Larry King will be honored by receiving the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

The No-Bake Cookie Co. can be reached at 877-390-0001 or http://www.thenobakecookieco.com

 

Cedarlane introduces two new egg-white omelettes

Cedarlane introduces two new egg-white omelettes

 

Cedarlane® Natural Foods, Inc., makers of the first product line of egg white omelettes in the frozen foods market, is serving up two new breakfast options as part of its family of products. Cedarlane’s new all-natural frozen Broccoli Cheddar and Garden Vegetable & Mozzarella Egg White Omelettes are high in protein, low in cholesterol, and gluten-free, making it easy to get a quick, hot and healthy restaurant-quality breakfast at home any day of the week.

The new breakfast offerings join Cedarlane’s conventional and all-natural egg white omelette product line already available in the marketplace. These offerings from Cedarlane are a clear hit with consumers, with over 60% sales growth in the last 24 weeks.* Cedarlane’s current menu of top-selling, healthy breakfast omelettes includes a vegetarian Spinach and Mushroom Egg White Omelette, a vegetarian Green Chile, Cheese & Ranchero Sauce Egg White Omelette, and an Uncured Turkey Bacon, Vegetable & Cheese Egg White Omelette, all of which are on the list of Top 10 best selling natural/organic frozen breakfast meals.*

In addition to breakfast omelettes, Cedarlane offers a wide variety of natural, vegetarian, organic, low-fat, high-protein frozen food options, from breakfast to dinner, appetizers to entrées, at select grocery and natural food stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Safeway, Kroger and Publix. The company was recognized in 2009 as the “Best Natural Frozen Entrees” product line by the World Taste Championship, presented by the American Masters of Taste. A few of the company’s healthy offerings include Low Fat Garden Vegetable Lasagna, Shrimp & Turkey Sausage Jambalaya, Green Chile & Monterrey Jack Cheese Tamales, and Mediterranean Stuffed Focaccia, among others. In addition, many of Cedarlane’s frozen foods have earned the Quality Assurance International (QAI) organic certification (http://www.cedarlanefoods.com/goodfood.htm).

Cedarlane’s Garden Vegetable Enchilada was featured in the book “Eat This Not That! for Kids,” by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding, and the company’s Chicken Fajita Burrito was recognized as “Best Chicken Burrito” by TV personality and best-selling cookbook author Rachael Ray. Cedarlane’s burritos can be found in Costco® stores nationwide.

To learn more about Cedarlane Natural Foods, Inc., please visit http://www.cedarlanefoods.com. For interviews with Cedarlane Founder and President Robert Atallah, please call the contacts listed at the top of this press release.

*Data Source: SPINScan Conventional (powered by Nielsen Scantrack) 24 Weeks Ending 8/6/11.

About Cedarlane® Natural Foods, Inc.

Founded in 1981 by Robert Atallah, Cedarlane Natural Foods, Inc. is a leading supplier of natural and organic frozen and fresh foods. Cedarlane serves up a wide variety of award-winning natural, vegetarian, organic, low-fat, high-protein frozen food options from breakfast to dinner, appetizers to entrées. Many Cedarlane frozen foods carry the new Quality Assurance International (QAI) organic certification. Cedarlane foods are carried by natural foods stores and supermarkets throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Costco®, and the company offers a variety of vegetarian frozen foods, chicken entrées and burritos, egg white omelettes and breakfast burritos as part of the Cedarlane® family of products.

About Founder & President Robert Atallah

Since 1981, Robert Atallah has grown Cedarlane Natural Foods, Inc. from a one-man business to a corporation with more than 500 employees, offering award-winning natural and organic frozen foods and fresh foods. A food pioneer in multiple respects and a prominent leader in the food category, Mr. Atallah was the first person to introduce commercial hummus to the American market. Later, Mr. Atallah collaborated with Dr. Barry Sears, creator of the Zone Diet, to develop a line of frozen foods using the Zone Diet as a basis. This product line is still one of his company’s top sellers.

 

Nestlé expands global Product Technology Centre for confectionery

Nestlé expands global Product Technology Centre for confectionery

 

Nestlé is strengthening its leadership in research and development by enlarging its global Product Technology Centre for confectionery, based in the United Kingdom.

New confectionery products are developed and existing ones are reformulated at the centre in the city of York, but it doesn’t end there.

Nestlé Product Technology Centres have two roles. The first is to develop breakthrough technologies; building blocks that are the basis of new product development. New textures and flavors are created as well as improved nutritional profiles.

The second is to deploy these technologies to the company’s operations.

They can be used in Nestlé’s factories around the world to ensure its confectionery products are being produced in the safest and most effective way, while meeting the constantly changing needs of consumers.

Young talent is recruited and trained at the centre in York before being assigned to Nestlé's operations or its research and development centers.

“Confectionery is an exciting business which moves at a rapid pace,” said Stefan Palzer, the centre’s director.

“This expansion will allow us to accelerate and intensify confectionery product development, using sustainable and high quality raw materials, innovative manufacturing processes and reliable and efficient equipment.”

At the centre, ideas for new products are developed and tested right through from processing raw ingredients such as cocoa, to manufacturing, to packaging.

Teams of technologists, scientists, engineers, food chemists, confectioners, nutritionists and packaging specialists work to develop new chocolate products, as well as fruit and wafer-based confectionery products.

They also work on different coatings and chocolate ingredients for ice cream products.

Pilot plant

At the heart of the centre is a miniature factory, a ‘pilot plant’, which will be extended as part of the investment program.

This is where Nestlé confectionery specialists and engineers develop and test technologies, manufacturing processes and equipment before they are used in the company’s factories worldwide.

There is also a cutting-edge sensory testing facility for the tasting of prototypes and finished products, which will also be extended.

In this area, panels of experienced confectionery tasters evaluate products on a variety of sensory factors, such as smell, or bitterness or sweetness, and taste preference.

The centre’s extension has been designed to minimize waste of materials such as water, carbon dioxide, and energy while maximizing output.

This will be done according to the principles of ‘lean construction’, a global standard for designing and constructing more efficient and environmentally sustainable production systems.

Nestlé in York

Following Nestlé’s acquisition of York-based Rowntree Macktinosh in 1988, the city has played an important role in the company’s development and manufacture of confectionery products.

Nestlé’s York factory produces popular confectionery brands including Kit Kat, Aero, and Milky Bar.

“York has a long and rich heritage in the world of chocolate and confectionery,” added Mr. Palzer.

“The city’s early confectionery companies pioneered the ideas and technology to produce quality products on a mass scale, a tradition which Nestlé continues today.”

 

General Mills introduces new Yoplait Frozen Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie flavor

General Mills introduces new Yoplait Frozen Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie flavor

Embrace your cravings with Yoplait’s newest Frozen Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie flavor: Chocolate Banana. With 130 calories per delicious serving, Yoplait Chocolate Banana Smoothie is the perfect solution to a late afternoon sweet tooth and the ideal after-dinner indulgence. Yoplait Chocolate Banana Smoothie will be available nationwide in September.

“We all need ways to treat ourselves, and new Yoplait Chocolate Banana Smoothie offers the perfect way to indulge without all the guilt”

“We all need ways to treat ourselves, and new Yoplait Chocolate Banana Smoothie offers the perfect way to indulge without all the guilt,” says Jason Jennings, Marketing Manager. “Stock your freezer with Yoplait Chocolate Banana Smoothies, and you can always have a sweet treat on hand that you can feel good about.”

Indulge in Delight

Yoplait Chocolate Banana Smoothies are more than just delicious. With a quick and easy “add milk and blend” preparation, all Yoplait frozen smoothies are convenient ways to add a delicious treat, and 50 percent of your recommended daily value of calcium, to your day without taking away from a busy schedule—or giving in to the temptation of a higher fat and calorie alternative.

An excellent source of calcium, Yoplait yogurt pieces combined with milk makes Yoplait Frozen Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies the perfect way to fit in a delicious treat without the guilt—no matter how busy life gets.

Yoplait Frozen Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies come in five flavors: new Chocolate Banana; Triple Berry; Strawberry Banana; Blueberry Pomegranate; and Strawberry Mango Pineapple. Each freezer package provides two 8 oz. servings and contains frozen fruit and real Yoplait yogurt. Just add 1 cup of skim milk and blend. Yoplait Chocolate Banana Smoothies’ MSRP is $3.49.

About General Mills

General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its consumer brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Progresso and Old El Paso. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2011 net sales of US$14.9 billion. Learn more about General Mills by visiting GeneralMills.com and A Taste of General Mills.

 

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. appoints Cunxia Xie as CFO

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. appoints Cunxia Xie as CFO

 

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. SPU -3.11% ("SkyPeople" or the "Company"), a manufacturer of kiwifruit, apple, pear and other concentrated specialty fruit juices and manufacturer of Hedetang and Qian Mei Duo-branded fruit beverages, today announced that Spring Liu has resigned from her position as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective September 21, 2011 to pursue other interests. There were no disagreements between Ms. Liu and the Company's management or board of directors. The board has appointed Cunxia Xie as the Company's Chief Financial Officer (the principal financial and accounting officer) effectively September 21, 2011.

Ms. Xie has extensive financial accounting, corporate management and internal control experience in China. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Xie served as the Chief Financial Officer of SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd., a 99.78% indirectly-owned subsidiary of SkyPeople ("SkyPeople (China)"), since 2009. From 2003 to 2009, Ms. Xie served as Financial Accounting Manager at China Haisheng Juice Holding Corporation, a company listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

About SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc., a Florida company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pacific Industry Holding Group Co., Ltd., a Vanuatu company, holds 99.78% ownership interest in SkyPeople (China). SkyPeople (China) is engaged in the production and sales of fruit juice concentrates (including fruit purees, fruit puree concentrates, and clear fruit juice concentrates), fruit beverages (including fruit juice beverages and fruit cider beverages), and other fruit related products (including primarily organic and non-organic fresh fruits, kiwifruit seeds and apple aroma) in and from the PRC. Its fruit juice concentrates are sold to domestic customers and exported directly or via distributors. Fruit juice concentrates are used as a basic ingredient component in the food industry. Its brand, Hedetang, which is a registered trademark in the PRC, is positioned as a high quality, healthy and nutritious end-use juice beverage. For more information, please visit www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com.

 

Synergy Flavors acquires Sensus

Synergy Flavors acquires Sensus

 

Synergy Flavors has announced its acquisition of leading natural essence and extract manufacturer, Sensus, LLC (Hamilton, OH). The purchase provides Synergy with access to unique and innovative technologies for natural essence manufacture. This expansion also strengthens Synergy's capabilities in several key markets, including the rapidly growing tea and coffee sectors.

"This acquisition offers significant benefits to our customers by providing direct access to natural essences and extracts that greatly enhance our capability to serve the growing demand for natural flavorings," comments Roderick W. Sowders, President and CEO of Synergy Flavors. "In addition to innovative technologies, I believe Sensus' access to the food service sector will open new commercial possibilities for Synergy's flavor portfolio. Sensus' customers will also benefit from the additional flavor expertise and global reach of the Synergy organization."

"I've been impressed by the significant overlaps we have found between Sensus' process technologies and Synergy's technical platforms," comments Dr. Daniel Wampler, founder of Sensus and now division President. "Additionally, I look forward to expanding the Sensus technologies to a broader range of products and geographies."

The acquisition of Sensus follows Synergy's acquisition of Vanlab, where direct access to vanilla bean growers is the key to development of high quality extracts. Sensus also works closely with growers to manage the quality of its horticultural raw materials, in order to deliver the highest quality essences and extracts, while optimizing the health benefit attributes of each product. Synergy is already well-known as a supplier of innovative flavors for beverage, bakery, confectionary, dairy, and nutritional products. Business operations for Sensus will remain in Hamilton, Ohio.

Synergy Flavors is a member of the Irish-based Carbery Group, an international food ingredients and cheese company. Synergy creates innovative flavors in a full range of natural, artificial, organic, and suitable for organic flavors for food and beverage manufacturers worldwide. In addition to the US, Synergy has production, R&D and technical facilities in the UK, Ireland, SE Asia, and South America.

For further information, visit: http://www.synergytaste.com.

 

ChromaDex partners with Organic Revolution Worldwide to launch functional snack line

ChromaDex partners with Organic Revolution Worldwide to launch functional snack line

ChromaDex® Corporation (OTCBB: CDXC), the creator of pTeroPure®, is pleased to announce a supply partnership with Organic Revolution Worldwide LLC to launch a series of gourmet snacks and grocery items under the Dodo Organics label. Organic Revolution Worldwide is the first food company to incorporate pTeroPure® into food products. The company will introduce pTeroPure® into its Dodo Organics line of nutrition bars and cookies, which launched at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in San Diego on September 25, 2011.

pTeroPure® is a proprietary formulation of the naturally occurring antioxidant compound pterostilbene, which is found in blueberries. It has the potential to benefit heart health by supporting cholesterol and blood pressure while providing additional benefits related to cognitive function, healthy aging and blood sugar management.

"We are delighted to partner with ChromaDex® as we incorporate their revolutionary pTeroPure® pterostilbene into our organic food products under the Dodo Organics label," said David Lewinson, CEO of Organic Revolution Worldwide.

"Entering the food and beverage market is another key milestone for our company," said William Spengler, President of ChromaDex®. "This partnership creates additional outlets to give consumers access to pTeroPure® and its health benefits in support of a healthy lifestyle."

Organic Revolution Worldwide offers more than thirty different products on the Alice.com ecommerce platform and will be adding several new products with an enhanced nutrition profile shortly.

About ChromaDex®

ChromaDex® is an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The company has an impressive pipeline of new ingredients, including its pTeroPure® pterostilbene for which it has worldwide, exclusive patent rights. www.ChromaDex.com

About Organic Revolution Worldwide LLC

Incorporated in the State of New York, the owners David and Rose Lewinson are in the process of creating the first universal brand for certified organic skin care and organic food products. Dodo Organics has just had its trademark approved for use in the United States and offers a wide range of gourmet organic snacks and grocery items. Its USDA-certified organic skin care line currently includes products for mothers and babies and will gradually expand into other categories. The company is in the process of launching a global suite of products into China and India and expects to complete the first stage of this expansion by the end of 2011. The company was launched two years ago and is the publisher of Rose Lewinson's eBook Going Organic Without Going Broke. www.DodoOrganics.net

 

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Natural Products Expo East return to Baltimore proves boon for business

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BOULDER, Colo—The strength of the natural, organic and healthy lifestyle industry proved robust as ever, as booming business was done on the trade show floor of Natural Products Expo East.  The show engaged over 20,000 industry members, representing 80 countries, and the show floor comprised of 1,450 exhibits.  Natural Products Expo East co-located with All Things Organic-BioFach America, the Organic Summit, and Healthy Baking was held at the Baltimore Convention Center, September 21 – 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. 


"Bringing Expo East back to Baltimore received overwhelmingly positive feedback. Our community is strengthened, and the show drew buyers from Wegmans to Whole Foods and Starbucks, each with a focus of getting business done on the trade show floor," said Erica Stone, show director.

"We met with many mission based brands, after listening to their stories, and hearing about their ethical and credible products, we wrote orders.  When our employees are able to tell a company’s story we make a better connection with the customers in our store," said Michael Kanter, owner of Cambridge Naturals.

An impressive 355 companies exhibited at Natural Products Expo East for the first time, bringing industry trends to market such as Snackle Mouth granola clusters, Zendulgence hemp gelato and Nawgan functional beverages.  Legacy brands, such as New Chapter, Late July, White Wave, Stonyfield and Kiss My Face impressed with innovation and lead industry initiatives, such as the non-GMO movement, organic labeling and ingredient sourcing.

The winners of the New Product Showcase Awards as voted on by attendees were:

  • Best Packaging:  Tiny Fruits by Little Duck Organics
  • Most Innovative: Vampire Killer—Brad's Raw Leafy Kale by Brad’s Raw Foods
  • Best New Green/Environmentally-friendly: Snack Time by ChicoBag
  • Best New Food: Hibiscus Lemon LunaPops by LunaPops
  • Best New Health & Beauty: Fair Trade Ethiopian Coffee Scrub by Planet Botanicals
  • Best New Supplements/Herbs:  Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator by Sequel Naturals
  • Best of Press: Daily Dose of Dark by NibMor Chocolate, and Tea Enhancers by Catalyst Gourmet

 

For all the news, product launches, trends, and Natural Products Expo East coverage, visit NewHope360.com, the digital source for the natural, organic and healthy living industry.

Join us next year for Natural Products Expo East, September 19-22, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

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