The food and beverage industry is Virginias largest manufacturing employment sector, with more than 500 food processors employing more than 34,500 Virginians. Since 1995, Virginias food processors have solidified their presence
by announcing plans of more than $1.9 billion in capital investments and the addition of almost 7,000 new jobs.
This month's new product rollout features bistro flatbreads from Stouffer's; a groundbreaking, sugar-free stick gum from Wrigley; Diet Coke Plus, a sparkling, calorie-free beverage with vitamins and minerals from Coca-Cola; Hershey's Antioxidant Milk Chocolate; a new instant oatmeal that feels like cold cereal from Quaker Oats; Hormel's Natural Choice line of deli meats; and Kellogg's Special K Chocolatey Delight.
In a review published in Cardiovascular Research, Clemens von Schacky (Universität München, Munich Germany) and William S. Harris (University of South Dakota) proposed the creation of an omega-3 index as a way of guiding consumers to satisfy optimal omega-3 requirements.
April's On the Shelf features a product review of Mr. Krisper's Baked Rice Krisps, and information on Attune Yogurt and Granola Wellness Bars, restaurant-quality salad dressings by Sisters ad Brothers, Inc., Extra Virgin Tea Seed Oil, organic whole grain cake mix by Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, and Funster's Mashed Potato Letters.