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Rice Krispies takes step into gluten-free market

BY Allison Cerra

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Consumers with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity now can add a popular cereal brand to their diet.

Kellogg’s said that its Rice Krispies brand will tout a gluten-free version, which will hit store shelves in June, carrying the same suggested retail price as original Rice Krispies. Each serving of the new gluten-free cereal contains 120 calories, less than 1 g of sugar, 1 g each of fat and fiber, 3 g of protein and 190 mg of sodium.

The introduction marks Kellogg’s first-ever gluten-free cereal.

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies gluten-free cereal will be produced in a separate facility, the company said, where each batch of cereal will be tested to ensure its gluten-free status, as will the production line.

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Alouette introduces light spinach & artichoke spreadable cheese

BY Allison Cerra

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — Alouette is lightening up its spreadable cheese that pairs spinach and artichoke.

The company said that its latest spreadable cheese touts a low glycemic index, 50% less fat and 30% less calories than regular spreadable cheese and is gluten-free.

Alouette’s all-nautral light spinach and artichoke spreadable cheese retails for $5.49 and is available nationwide.

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OmegaWater gains distribution in Duane Reade

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK — OmegaWater has made its way to the New York metropolitan area.

The brand, which touts zero-sugar, zero-calorie, flavored water fortified with omega-3s, now is available at Duane Reade stores. OmegaWater is available in Berry Breeze, Fruit Fusion, Lemon Squeeze and Orange Splash varieties. Each bottle delivers 100 mg of omega-3s and is fortified with six essential vitamins.

For more information, visit Omegawater.com.

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