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Anheuser-Busch adds spice to its classic lager lineup

BY Allison Cerra

ST. LOUIS Anheuser-Busch recently launched a beverage fusing together its classic lager with a spicy clamato tomato cocktail.

This new savory beer, Budweiser & Clamato Chelada and Bud Light & Clamato Chelada are beers that combine the Budweiser and Bud Light with clamato, spices and a hint of lime.

Originally introduced in 2007, the beverages were sold in select California and Texas cities before expanding to markets in New York, Florida and more.

Budweiser & Clamato Chelada and Bud Light & Clamato Chelada contain 5% alcohol by volume and 4.2% alcohol by volume, respectively. They are packaged in single-serve 24-ounce cans, 16-ounce four-packs and 12-ounce six-packs. Anheuser-Busch announced it would distribute the 12-ounce cans this month.

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Kroger announces voluntary recall of pistachio nuts

BY Allison Cerra

CINCINNATI The Kroger Co. announced Monday it is recalling Private Selection Shelled Pistachios sold in its family of retail stores because the product may be contaminated with salmonella.

Selection Shelled Pistachios sold in 10-ounce containers with a “Sell by” date of DEC-13-09 and DEC-14-09 with this UPC Code: 11110 73615.

Stores under the following names in the 31 states where Kroger operates are included in this recall: Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, Dillons, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott’s, Owen’s, Baker’s, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less.

The pistachios were sold in The Kroger Co.’s family of stores in the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Food 4 Less stores the company operates did not receive any of the pistachios being recalled.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the product.

Customers who have recently purchased the pistachios should not consume this product and should return it to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Consumers who have questions about the above recall may contact Kroger toll-free at (800) 697-2448. For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recalls.

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Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish family expands

BY Allison Cerra

NORWALK, Conn. “The snack that smiles back” has added a new product to its line.

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish has announced the launch of its graham crackers, made with whole grains and no preservatives. They are available in three popular flavors: honey, chocolate and cinnamon.

“We know that moms are increasingly more concerned when purchasing sweet treats for their kids,” said Michael Simon, SVP and general manager, Snacks Division at Pepperidge Farm. “We’re thrilled to offer new Goldfish Grahams in an effort to provide moms with a sweet, wholesome option they can feel good about giving to their families.”

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams will be available on March 30 at major supermarkets, grocery stores and mass merchandisers nationwide with a suggested retail price of $2.19.

For additional information on Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams, visit www.pepperidgefarm.com.

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