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P&G recalls lots of Iams cat food

BY Allison Cerra

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble voluntarily recalled specific lots of its Iams canned cat food in North America for possibly containing insufficient levels of thiamine (vitamin B1).

Cats that were fed these canned products as their only food are at greater risk for developing signs of thiamine deficiency, P&G said, which can cause loss of appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. This recall is limited to only Iams canned cat food distributed in North America. No other Iams pet food is involved.

Consumers who have purchased canned cat food with these codes should discard it. For further information or a product refund, call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8826.

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Report: Ukrop enters prepared foods, baked goods biz

BY Alaric DeArment

RICHMOND, Va. The Ukrop family may have exited the supermarket business with the sale of the Ukrop’s chain to Royal Ahold subsidiary Giant Food of Carlisle, Pa. — and the conversion of its stores to Martin’s Food Markets — but the family hasn’t given up on food altogether, according to published reports.

The Richmond, Va., Times-Dispatch reported Monday that Robert Ukrop had started a new company, Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, which makes prepared foods and baked goods.

The company is marketing much of the food through Martin’s Food Markets, as well as to some other chains, though the Times-Dispatch reported that neither Ukrop’s Homestyle nor Martin’s would disclose terms of the deal.

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Clif C joins Clif Bar product line

BY Allison Cerra

BERKELEY, Calif. Clif Bar brand’s newest offering now is available in natural food and select grocery stores across the nation.

New Clif C, double-layered fruit and nut bar, is available in four flavors: raspberry, apple, blueberry and cherry pomegranate. Clif C starts with a moist and chewy crust of organic dates, roasted almonds and macadamia nuts. A layer of all-natural fruit and fruit juices comes next. A pinch of sea salt naturally enhances the fruit and nut flavors, and a sprinkling of crunchy, roasted almonds tops off this healthy and nutritious snack.

Each Clif C bar contains just 130 calories, provides one full serving of fruit and is a good source of fiber, Clif Bar & Co. said. The new bar has a suggested retail price of $1.39.

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