Today's Abstract- FNS March 2009

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March 30, 2009

Today's Abstract- FNS  March 2009

In this month’s issue of Food, Nutrition, & Science from The Lempert Report: Indy Grocers Should Have a Major Beef with COOL, Fat Awareness, Lindt USA and Public Service of New Hampshire, and more. In the news, an unkind cut has just been perpetrated on independent grocers with the enactment of the Country of Origin Labeling law, as it pertains to meat. SupermarketGuru.com certainly endorses COOL, which requires labels that show where fruits, vegetables, most fresh meats and other foods come from. The issue we have with meat labeling is the consumer confusion that will arise from showing where animals were born, raised and slaughtered. This month’s Shoppers & Trends column is all about fat awareness. A majority of consumers (92%) are aware of trans fat, according to a new study from the American Heart Association. The study, which talked to 2,000 respondents in a two-part survey, found that knowledge of trans fat grew by a significant eight percent between 2006 and 2007 – reaching levels closer to those achieved by saturated fat in prior studies. And, in this month’s Food Sense column, A global leader in the premium chocolate category, Lindt & Sprüngli employs 6,300 people worldwide at eight production facilities throughout Europe and the United States. Their Lindt USA operation operates more then 100 retail stores domestically. Serving more than 490,000 homes and businesses throughout the state, Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) is New Hampshire's largest electric utility. Recently, the two entities came together to test the feasibility of using cocoa bean shells as a fuel source. CLICK HERE to read these stories and more.

In this month’s issue of Food, Nutrition, & Science from The Lempert Report: Indy Grocers Should Have a Major Beef with COOL, Fat Awareness, Lindt USA and Public Service of New Hampshire, and more.

In the news, an unkind cut has just been perpetrated on independent grocers with the enactment of the Country of Origin Labeling law, as it pertains to meat. SupermarketGuru.com certainly endorses COOL, which requires labels that show where fruits, vegetables, most fresh meats and other foods come from. The issue we have with meat labeling is the consumer confusion that will arise from showing where animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

This month’s Shoppers & Trends column is all about fat awareness. A majority of consumers (92%) are aware of trans fat, according to a new study from the American Heart Association. The study, which talked to 2,000 respondents in a two-part survey, found that knowledge of trans fat grew by a significant eight percent between 2006 and 2007 – reaching levels closer to those achieved by saturated fat in prior studies.

And, in this month’s Food Sense column, A global leader in the premium chocolate category, Lindt & Sprüngli employs 6,300 people worldwide at eight production facilities throughout Europe and the United States. Their Lindt USA operation operates more then 100 retail stores domestically. Serving more than 490,000 homes and businesses throughout the state, Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) is New Hampshire's largest electric utility. Recently, the two entities came together to test the feasibility of using cocoa bean shells as a fuel source.

CLICK HERE to read these stories and more.

 

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