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Hostess launches new line of muffins

BY Alaric DeArment

IRVING, Texas Hostess is launching a brand of muffins to coincide with the back-to-school season, the baked goods manufacturer said Monday.

The company said the baked whole-grain muffins would provide fiber and 150 calories per serving, and will be available in blueberry, banana-nut and chocolate chip varieties.

“Hostess has been producing delicious baked goods for generations,” Hostess Brands VP snack marketing Mike Touhey stated. “As consumers continue to look for convenient breakfast and snack options to start their days off right — especially families stretched for time as they start the new school year — Hostess’ new line of muffins delivers the great taste and convenience that consumers expect from Hostess with additional nutritional benefits.”

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Report: Starbucks to expand product availability at supermarkets

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK Starbucks is planning to expand the selection of its products available in supermarkets, according to published reports.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the Seattle-based coffee company would sell more of its Via instant coffee, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Tazo Tea products in its stores and then in supermarkets in order to drive sales in the face of a bad economy and competition from such food outlets as Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s.

 

The company already sells Via products at such retailers as Walmart and Target, the Journal reported.

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FDA orders nationwide egg recall

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SILVER SPRING, Md. Cases of food poisoning in consumers eating eggs from an Iowa-based company have prompted a nationwide recall.

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it would recall some 380 million eggs produced by Galt, Iowa-based Wright County Egg due to the possibility that some may contain Salmonella Enteritidis.

The eggs are produced at all five of the company’s farms and sold under different brand names.

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