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Azteca Foods unveils new no-preservative tortillas
CHICAGO — Azteca Foods last week announced the launch of a new "healthier for you" selection of refrigerated tortillas, which includes four no-preservative flour options.
The tortillas are available in fajita, taco and burrito sizes, as well as a new mini snack size that's ideal for portion control and for kids, the company said. The new additions are part of the company's commitment to provide consumers with healthier, fresher options.
“Our No Preservatives tortillas are an exciting addition to our entire new platform of healthier for you products,” said Azteca VP marketing and innovation Julie Nargang. “This paired with only the finest and freshest ingredients deliver the healthier benefits, without compromising the authenticity and delicious taste our customers have come to expect and demand from our brand.”
The new line will be available at select grocery outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $1.99 to $3.79.
Innocutis introduces Sitavig tabs
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Innocutis on Monday announced the introduction of Sitavig (acyclovir) 50-mg buccal tablet into North American markets. The tablet, developed by BioAlliance and licensed to Innocutis, is indicated for relief of herpes labialis or cold sores.
The tablet sticks to the gum above the incisor tooth on the side of the lip infected with a cold sore, the company said. The tablet is tasteless, odorless and dissolves to provide a continous release of medicine.
"We are very excited to bring Sitavig to the North American markets," said Charles Jenkins, VP marketing for Innocutis. "Up to 90% of Americans have been exposed to HSV by the time they are 50 years old, but there hasn't been a real breakthrough product to address this problem in many years. Sitavig is revolutionary because unlike systemic drugs and topical prescription creams, Sitavig requires application to the gum only once per episode. It is available by prescription only at local retail pharmacies."