New from Marlow Foods Ltd., the makers of Quorn Turk'y Burger and other products, comes Classic- and Cheese Burgers. Available in four-count, 8.4-oz packs, these burgers are soy- and meat free, and offer 50% less fat than traditional beef hamburgers, without lacking in taste, says the company. SRP: $5.99

Coleman Natural Foods, Inc. now offers chicken meatballs in Sun Dried Tomato Basil & Provolone; Italian Style with Parmesan; Spina ch, Fontina Cheese & Roasted Garlic; and Pesto Parmesan. They are a great source of protein and are only 130 calories per serving. SRP: $5.99 for 12-ounce package.

Licorice Twists is the newest product to debut from Newman’s Own Organics. This licorice is the first of its kind to contain organic ingredients , says the company. Flavors include Strawberry, Black, Tangerine and Pomegranate. The candy also is sodium and cholesterol free, low in fat and contains zero trans-fat.

From La Tortilla Factory comes new Hand Made Style Corn Tortillas, designed to taste like corn, but retain the flexibility and softness of a flour tortilla. The tortillas are avai lable in Whi te Corn, yellow Corn and Chipotle Flavors, and at 90 calories per tortilla contain no trans-fats. These “smarter” tortillas will not crack easily when folded or rolled. SRP: $2.49

Reports indicate that food retail prices in nearly every category are in for higher-than-average inflation in 2011. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said that for all food, prices are expected to rise 2–3%, nearly double the 2010 increase. Meat prices are predicted to approach a 3.5% hike, and dairy a 5.5% jump.

Boulder, CO—The practice of grass-based, environmentally friendly organic dairy farming is better for cows’ health, and leads to better quality milk, too, according to a recent report. The research, conducted by The Organic Center and published under the title, “A Dairy Farm’s Footprint,” presents the conclusions that organic dairy farms support healthier, less stressed, more frequently lactating and longer-living cows. Organic dairies also have a smaller carbon footprint than high-production, conventional dairies (with manure methane emissions reduced by 60% to 80%) and produce milk with a superior nutritional profile.

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A ruling by the Sixth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals has overturned an existing Ohio ban on milk labels carrying a hormone-free claim. Now, dairy products not produced from cows raised on rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone) can say so on the package.

Chicago, IL—At the 2010 Shopper Marketing Expo, held here, a marketing seminar discussed areas of interest and change in consumer behavior toward their food and beverage purchases.

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