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Hood heats up summer indulgence with Greek frozen yogurt line

BY Jason Owen

LYNNFIELD, Mass. — Hood, a New England dairy brand, has entered the fast-growing Greek yogurt market with the introduction of four new Greek frozen yogurts, the company announced today.

Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt combines lowfat frozen yogurt with ingredients such as raspberry swirls, granola crunch and chocolate chips, and are hitting store shelves just in time for the warm weather months.

Made with live and active cultures, each serving of Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt contains five grams of protein.

“Greek Frozen Yogurt is an exciting addition to the Hood family of frozen dairy products,” said Sarah Barow, Hood spokesperson. “With the popularity of Greek yogurt continuing to grow, we think consumers will be eager to try this refreshing new frozen treat. Hood’s rich and creamy Greek Frozen Yogurt offers delicious lowfat flavors that are high in protein, giving New Englanders a smarter way to indulge.”

Available in quart size containers, Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt is available in four different flavors:

  • Blueberry – blueberry lowfat Greek frozen yogurt;

  • Double Chocolate Chip – chocolate lowfat Greek frozen yogurt with chocolate chips;

  • Honey Vanilla – honey vanilla lowfat Greek frozen yogurt; and

  • Raspberry Granola – vanilla lowfat Greek frozen yogurt with raspberry swirl and granola crunch

“Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt is ideal for consumers looking for a better-for-you treat, without sacrificing taste,” said Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S., R.D. and the Hood Answer Mom. “The five grams of protein in each serving make Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt a smarter indulgence for today’s health-conscious consumer. It also is a great base ingredient for smoothies, as well as many other delicious recipes.”

Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt is available at major grocery stores across New England.


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GMA Science Forum to include former Canadian WTO ambassador, CBS White House correspondent

BY Alaric DeArment

WASHINGTON — Global perspectives on scientific, regulatory and technical developments in product safety, health and well-being will be the feature as hundreds of experts from the consumer packaged goods industry meet Wednesday at the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science Forum.

The GMA said Wednesday that the forum had attracted at least 450 attendees who will hear from more than 70 speakers on how to advance the consumer packaged goods industry’s product safety, health and well-being mission. The conference, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C., will include manufacturer CEOs, chief science officers, vice presidents of research and development and representatives from allied trade groups in the United States and abroad.

"Consumers expect industry and government to work together to provide the world with the safest possible products," GMA president and CEO Pamela Bailey said. "The GMA Science Forum is the flagship event for this type of public-private collaboration, bringing the CPG scientific community, government and academia together at the intersection of sound science and responsible policy."

The forum will feature former Canadian ambassador to the World Trade Organization John Weekes, Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner of foods Michael Taylor, CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett and others.

 

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Washington Post: Tea sales boon for consumer health and supermarket sales

BY Jason Owen

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post this week took an in-depth look at the health benefits of tea and how consumers are taking notice. And that’s a good thing for specialty tea shops and supermarket chains.

As the report notes, "Nationally, tea purchases have risen for 20 consecutive years, annual supermarket sales have surpassed $2.2 billion, and away-from home consumption of tea has grown by at least 10% a year for a decade," that according to the Tea Association of the USA.

The report cites five classifications for tea: black, white, green, oolong and puerh, and notes experts believe all provide health benefits. "Many scientists link health benefits to tea’s polyphenol antioxidants, which protect against oxidative stress, but others say they don’t know exactly which chemicals or combinations of chemicals in tea produce the benefits. [Thomas G. Sherman, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at Georgetown University Medical Center,] for example, said there’s no evidence connecting tea’s antioxidants to beneficial effects, and he pointed to a study showing that black tea reduces LDL, or ‘bad,’ cholesterol without affecting antioxidant levels, suggesting something else in tea is causing this."

“We don’t clearly understand why tea is so beneficial, but we know it is,” said Sherman, as quoted by the Washington Post. “There are lots of epidemiological studies, and so of course people see these studies and want to drink tea and gain these benefits.”

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Apr-03-2013 05:15 am

Tea is one of the very good supplement of health and there are many varieties of tea such as green, red, black. There are many health benefits related to tea as scientists have performed many experiments on it. It contain antioxidants which help in stimulating our body which is highly beneficial to us. Medifast success stories

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