Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Keeping an Eye on the Industry

The food industry is growing at a rapid rate to push new food items/ products out that meet the consumers needs/ wants and the fads of today's diets.

Keep an eye on your grocery store shelf for some of these finds...

Needs? Sara Lee is debuting a lower sodium deli meat- ranging from 25-32% less sodium then the USDA standards for similar non-reduced deli meats. The meats come in four varities: two kinds of turkey and two hams!

Wants? Chick breast bacon! A new way to enjoy your classic breakfast meat; Murray's Chicken has introduced a bacon product made from anti-biotic-free chickens. The skinny on this bacon bird: 35 calories and 1 gm of fat for a 1 oz serving

Fads? General Mills is giving Total cereal, a total makeover! Total Plus with Omega-3s, Honey Almond Flax Cereal, now that's a mouthful! This cereal will provide 160 milligrams per serving of Omega-3s (about 10% of the recommended daily value)!

Information adapted from ADATIMES, a publication for members of the American Dietetic Association

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