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Hain Celestial

Hain Celestial Matthew Cooper has joined Hain Celestial as general manager, frozen foods, with responsibility for the company’s entire frozen food portfolio. Cooper was previously with Heinz as director of marketing, growth channels, where he had responsibility for frozen brands in various channels. COPYRIGHT 2004 Sparks Companies, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group

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Sara Lee Hires USDA Food Safety Expert for Bil Mar Meat Plant

Sara Lee Hires USDA Food Safety Expert for Bil Mar Meat Plant In an effort of restore consumer confidence, Sara Lee Corp. hired a government food safety expert in its packaged goods after the company’s meat products were linked to several deaths late last year. Ann Marie McNamara will become vice president of food safety […]

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Olestra Improves Blood Flow To the Heart, Studies Indicate

Olestra Improves Blood Flow To the Heart, Studies Indicate Eating a meal made with olestra, a fat substitute, can provide significant health benefits to patients with early signs of heart disease, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Nebraska and Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha. The study demonstrated […]

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Robert Pitofsky

Robert Pitofsky – Brief Article The outgoing chairman of the FTC formally resigned on May 29. Clinton-appointee Robert Pitofsky, an aggressive antitrust enforcer who has headed the agency for the last six years, said in a letter to President George W. Bush that May 31 would be his last day at the agency. Pitofsky presided […]

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Coca-Cola Amends School Marketing Strategy

Coca-Cola Amends School Marketing Strategy Saying it is reacting to concerns about commercialism in schools and the nutritional damage caused by soft drinks, the Coca-Cola Company announced that it is scaling back its aggressive marketing strategy in schools. The company said it would end its exclusive contracts with a limited number of schools; include juice, […]

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Kraft Foods has closed on its purchase of Veryfine Products Inc., a privately-held beverage manufacturer

Kraft Foods has closed on its purchase of Veryfine Products Inc., a privately-held beverage manufacturer Kraft Foods has closed on its purchase of Veryfine Products Inc., a privately-held beverage manufacturer. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Veryfine Products was established in 1865 and has been owned by the Rowse family since 1900. In 2003, […]

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Food company Performance Food Group has announced that its Broadline division has been awarded a contract to service Compass Group locations in the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest

Food company Performance Food Group has announced that its Broadline division has been awarded a contract to service Compass Group locations in the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Food company Performance Food Group has announced that its Broadline division has been awarded a contract to service Compass Group locations in the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, […]

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Heineken N.V

Heineken N.V – Brief Article Dutch brewer Heineken N.V. received approval from the Spanish Council of Ministers for the purchase of Cruzcampo. The merger between El Aguila and Cruzcampo will create the number one beverage company in Spain. COPYRIGHT 2000 Sparks Companies, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group

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FDA issues draft guidance for ag biotech developers

FDA issues draft guidance for ag biotech developers FDA has published its latest guidance to developers of genetically engineered plants and foods aimed at helping them avoid contaminating the non-GM food supply. The document focuses on new proteins in bioengineered plants, but the agency points that the procedures outlined in the guidelines also may be […]

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Grocery chains losing market-share to superstores, warehouse clubs and convenience stores

Grocery chains losing market-share to superstores, warehouse clubs and convenience stores Faced with competition from superstores, warehouse clubs and even gas station mini-marts, traditional grocery stores are losing market share at a brisk clip. The nationwide food fight has forced traditional grocery giants to acquire new stores from smaller competitors to ensure growth and capture […]