Packaged Foods News

See what’s cooking in the food manufacturing industry. Discover what’s new in food processing and packaging. This section includes information about innovations in seafood processing; freezing techniques; canning operations; and mergers and acquisitions, licensing and marketing by food manufacturers.

Bald Man Brewing to Release the Suburbs "Love is the Law Pub Ale" on 8/20 to Bring Everyone Together Over a Beer in the Name of Love and Rock & Roll

Bald Man Brewing to Release the Suburbs "Love is the Law Pub Ale" on 8/20 to Bring Everyone Together Over a Beer in the Name of Love and Rock & Roll

The Bald Man Brewing is very excited to announce a branded beer called 'The Suburb's Love is the Law Pub Ale"' which will be introduced at Bald Man Brewing 6th Birthday Concert Event concert in Eagan on 8/20. - August 04, 2022 - Bald Man Brewing

Russ Davis Wholesale Product Recall

Russ Davis Wholesale, Inver Grove Heights, MN, is voluntarily recalling multiple fruit and vegetable products produced by their Inver Grove Heights, MN facility. - August 01, 2022 - Russ Davis Wholesale

Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberry (Lot # 2021363-1 & 2022026-1) Due to Levels of Lead

BrandStorm Inc. announced it is voluntarily recalling 2 lots of Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberry (lot # 2021363-1 & 2022026-1) pouches because of the presence or potential presence of lead above the FDA's recommended limits, per the serving size specified on the nutritional facts panel. People... - July 17, 2022 - Natierra

Superior Grocers Acquires Numero Uno

Superior Grocers Acquires Numero Uno

Superior Grocers, a Southern California grocery retailer, announced today that it has acquired Numero Uno, an independent chain of 22 Hispanic retail grocery stores in Southern California. Superior Grocers will now operate 69 grocery stores in Southern California. Richard Wardwell, President of... - July 14, 2022 - Superior Grocers

Go Sake! Sparkling Sake is Summer Formed in Bubbles

Go Sake! Sparkling Sake is Summer Formed in Bubbles

Japanese food is becoming increasingly popular. The number of japanese restaurants has increased rapidly in recent years, which is consistent with the widespread growing acceptance of japanese food and drinking culture. Japanese sake in particular was able to benefit from this development and is... - July 13, 2022 - Go-Sake

J&M Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Favorite Day, Lavender Shortbread Cookie Bites

J&M Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Favorite Day, Lavender Shortbread Cookie Bites

J&M Foods Issues a Voluntary Recall on a Select Lot Number of Favorite Day, Lavender Shortbread Cookies Due to the Packages Contain Chocolate Chip Cookies That Do Not Disclose the Correct Allergens J&M Foods is initiating a voluntary recall because a select number of the Lavender... - July 01, 2022 - J&M Foods, Inc.

Coffee Company Supporting Dog Rescues Throughout the U.S.

Coffee Company Supporting Dog Rescues Throughout the U.S.

Specialty Coffee Company, The Bully Bean Coffee, has announced that a portion of their proceeds will go to help rescue dogs as well as police dogs and military dogs after retirement. Many rescues are in great need of funds so when The Bully Bean learned how great the need was, they were quick to... - June 26, 2022 - The Bully Bean

Belse Gourmet Vegan Restaurant and Brewery Opened in the Bowery

Belse Gourmet Vegan Restaurant and Brewery Opened in the Bowery

Belse Plant Cuisine, a gourmet vegan restaurant, brewery and bar located at 265 Bowery, opened Tuesday, June 14 in over 11,000 newly-designed square feet. It features upscale vegan cuisine on separate lunch, dinner, late-night and weekend brunch menus, as well as craft beers made daily at its on-site brewery. There is a full-service bar with Belse signature wines, an extensive drink menu, and a large selection of spirit-free drinks. - June 15, 2022 - Belse Restaurant

Chocolate Gift Box of Treats for Every Occasion

Chocolate Gift Box of Treats for Every Occasion

The Chocolate Spectrum Café and Academy, a retail and wholesale operation that trains and employs individuals with special needs, has just launched a new line of chocolate gift boxes, Gift Box of Treats for Every Occasion. These Gift Boxes include Chocolate Treats: Fudge, decorated chocolate bars, truffles, molded chocolates, chocolate covered Oreos and chocolate covered pretzel rods. These items are presented in a smart and sturdy thematically-colored gift box with a colorful label. - June 10, 2022 - The Chocolate Spectrum

Fortun's Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces Mixes Utmost Quality, Convenience and Profitability to Serve Food Service Industry

Fortun's Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces Mixes Utmost Quality, Convenience and Profitability to Serve Food Service Industry

Nation's Food Service Industry Increases Profitability and Convenience with Chef-Inspired Soups and Sauces. - June 09, 2022 - Fortun’s Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces

Wozz! Trio of Globally Inspired Cooking Sauces Win Big at National Food Awards

Wozz! Trio of Globally Inspired Cooking Sauces Win Big at National Food Awards

A Trio of Globally Inspired Cooking Sauces made by specialty foods company, Wozz! Kitchen Creations, won 3 Gold medals at the NYC Fancy Food Show sofi™ Awards. Considered top honors in the country, Wozz Winning Sauces include their newest release Korean Raspberry Gochujang BBQ Sauce, Vietnamese Green Tea and Mint Dipping Sauce and North African Chermoula Cooking Sauce. - May 12, 2022 - Wozz Kitchen Creations

Ocean Garden® Products Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

Ocean Garden® Products Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

After 65 years of hard work and determination, Ocean Garden® went from a small company to the leading importer of Mexican Shrimp to the United States and to the World. Ocean Garden® is seafood importing, exporting, sales, and marketing company focused on catering to the foodservice distributors (serving restaurant and retail trade), restaurant, and supermarket chains. - May 12, 2022 - Ocean Garden Products

True Nopal Cactus Water Announces Verification with the Non-GMO Project

True Nopal Cactus Water Announces Verification with the Non-GMO Project

True Nopal Ventures LLC, the original and number one selling cactus water brand in the world, has announced its alignment with the Non-GMO Project. In an effort to provide consumers with further product transparency, True Nopal Cactus Water has finalized the process with the Non-GMO Project... - May 10, 2022 - True Nopal Ventures LLC

IN BOLD PRINT. Closes $500K Pre-Seed Funding Round

IN BOLD PRINT. Closes $500K Pre-Seed Funding Round

IN BOLD PRINT., the first product sustainability scoring platform for ecommerce companies, today announced the close of a $500 thousand Pre-Seed financing round from Jimber Capital. The capital will further the development of IN BOLD PRINT.’s platform as it gains traction with early ecommerce... - April 28, 2022 - IN BOLD PRINT.

Fortun's Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces Delivers Custom Chowder Bars to Grocers Nationwide

Fortun's Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces Delivers Custom Chowder Bars to Grocers Nationwide

Offering grocers’ seafood departments the chance to increase revenue through custom branded soups, while heightening customer loyalty, is Fortun’s Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces. Its Hot Soup and Cold “To Go” Chowder Bar program provides select grocers with quick and quality meal solutions to serve their customers from their seafood departments. - April 14, 2022 - Fortun’s Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces

IronOrbit Exhibits at the Nation’s Largest Design & Manufacturing Expo

IronOrbit Exhibits at the Nation’s Largest Design & Manufacturing Expo

Innovative Technology Provider is on a Mission to Help Modernize US Manufacturing. IronOrbit, ICT powerhouse and Gartner recognized Managed DaaS provider, will be exhibiting at Design & Manufacturing (D&M) West expo from April 12-14, located at the Anaheim Convention Center. The... - April 12, 2022 - IronOrbit

Best Food and Beverage Websites of 2022 to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 26th Annual WebAward Competition

Best Food and Beverage Websites of 2022 to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 26th Annual WebAward Competition

The Web Marketing Association will name the best food and beverage websites as part of their 26th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development. Food and Beverage Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2022 Best Food and Beverage Website WebAwards at www.webaward.org. - April 07, 2022 - Web Marketing Association

Fortun's Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces Introduces New Ready-to-Eat Vegan Soups

Fortun's Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces Introduces New Ready-to-Eat Vegan Soups

Fortun’s Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces has created a variety of ready-to-eat vegan soups for the food service industry. - March 28, 2022 - Fortun’s Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces

Food Industry Visionary Returns to Offer Healthy Alternatives in Soups and Sauces

Food Industry Visionary Returns to Offer Healthy Alternatives in Soups and Sauces

Kevin Fortun returns to the food industry with a focus on food service with Fortun's Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces. - March 17, 2022 - Fortun’s Finishing Touch Soups & Sauces

Lighting Etc., Inc is Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence and Innovation in the Lighting Industry

Celebrating 25 years partnering with food processing plants to supply superior lighting fixtures to wash-down areas, and now dry areas. - March 04, 2022 - Lighting Etc., Inc

J&M Food, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Pecan (Tree Nut) Allergy Alert for 535 Packages of Favorite Day Soft-Baked Carrot Cake Cookies

J&M Foods, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of 535 packages of Favorite Day Soft-Baked Carrot Cake Cookies, with best before dates 07-OCT-2022, 08-OCT-2022, 09-OCT-2022 and 10-OCT-2022 (UPC CODE #0 85239 25803 3), because they contain pecans that, although stated in the ingredients list, are... - February 24, 2022 - J&M Foods, Inc.

Legendary Parsi Indian Culinary Entrepreneur Tanaz Godiwalla Brings "A Parsi Affair" Line of Condiments to North America

Legendary Parsi Indian Culinary Entrepreneur Tanaz Godiwalla Brings "A Parsi Affair" Line of Condiments to North America

Condiments are based on secret heirloom recipes and bring the taste of Parsi food into kitchens around the world. Branded as "A Parsi Affair," she will begin with two varieties of condiments based on recipes perfected and handed down from generation to generation since 1969. - February 21, 2022 - A Parsi Affair

Bioplastics International Launches Water Soluble PVA Replacement for Plastics

Bioplastics International creates water soluble PVA products to replace plastics, to stop the plastic pollution of our oceans and beaches. - February 07, 2022 - Bioplastics International

February 12th Food Tasting at Pete’s Fresh Market in Matteson and Wheaton, Illinois.

Announcing the Abdale LOCAL Super Food Tasting featuring Kaufhold’s Kurds, hand-breaded Wisconsin cheese curds, and Aurelio’s Family Pizzeria Marinara Sauce, great used as a dipping sauce, or served on your favorite pasta. Enjoy the football game with something to support local midwest businesses. At Pete’s Fresh Market, Saturday, February 12, 11 am to 3 pm in Matteson and Wheaton, Illinois. - February 04, 2022 - Abdale Corporation

The Food Lovers Marketplace Relaunches Multi-Vendor E-Commerce Store

The Food Lovers Marketplace, an Australian-owned and operated venture, has relaunched in 2022 delivering a platform that is faster and easier to use for both customer and vendors. - January 21, 2022 - The Food Lovers Marketplace

PeterKam.com Addresses Foodies That Remember and Crave for Foods Gone Extinct

Preserve the taste and memories of your favorite foods for future generations to enjoy. - December 28, 2021 - PeterKam.com

Abdale LOCAL New Year Food Tasting at Pete's Fresh Market in Willowbrook

Abdale LOCAL New Year Food Tasting featuring Kaufhold’s Kurds, hand-breaded Wisconsin cheese curds, and Aurelio’s Family Pizzeria Marinara Sauce, great used as a dipping sauce, or served on your favorite pasta. Enjoy your New Year entertainment with something to support local midwest businesses. - December 22, 2021 - Abdale Corporation

Riviana Foods Donates Over 130,000 Servings of Carolina® Rice to Families in Need in New York City

Riviana Foods Donates Over 130,000 Servings of Carolina® Rice to Families in Need in New York City

Riviana Foods Inc. announced, today, it has donated over 130,000 servings of Carolina® Rice to benefit families in New York City who have been enduring financial distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Carolina Holiday Donation” initiative recognizes communities that were... - December 21, 2021 - Riviana Foods

Riviana Foods Donates Over 70,000 Servings of Mahatma® Rice to Families in Need in Houston, Texas

Riviana Foods Donates Over 70,000 Servings of Mahatma® Rice to Families in Need in Houston, Texas

Riviana Foods Inc. announced today it has donated over 70,000 servings of Mahatma® Jasmine Rice with Quinoa to benefit families in Houston, Texas who have been enduring financial distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Mahatma Rice Holiday Donation” initiative recognizes... - December 21, 2021 - Riviana Foods

The Abdale LOCAL Holiday Food Tasting at Pete's Fresh Market

Abdale LOCAL Holiday Food Tasting featuring Kaufhold’s Kurds, hand-breaded Wisconsin cheese curds, and Aurelio’s Family Pizzeria Marinara Sauce, great used as a dipping sauce, or served on your favorite pasta. Enjoy your holiday entertainment with something to support local midwest businesses. - December 17, 2021 - Abdale Corporation

Abdale LOCAL Kicks-Off with Inland Cape Rice Fallin' for Chili Recipe

The passion at Inland Cape Rice Company is to provide your family with the highest quality, healthiest, and most delicious rice straight from their farm to your table. Support a Local Illinois Farm. "Our passion is providing Midwest residents who love healthy whole grains with a farm-direct, sustainable, nutritious rice." Abdale LOCAL supports their values. Try the Inland Cape Rice Fallin' for Chili Recipe. - November 18, 2021 - Abdale Corporation

Abdale LOCAL Kicks Off Holiday Entertaining Local Style

Shop local for all your holiday entertaining. Abdale LOCAL is showcasing a lineup of local products in the midwest featuring Aurelio’s Marinara Sauce, the Original Kaufhold’s Kurds, Solomon’s Barbecue and Condiments, Inland Cape Rice, Detroit Friendly Potato Chips, and DiMario Snack Sticks. - November 17, 2021 - Abdale Corporation

Bay Area Granola Maker Launches Online Store

Vegan granola maker, Sweet Diane's, opened an online store allowing customers across the country to purchase their specialty granola. - November 03, 2021 - Sweet Diane's

Enjoy the Taste of Abdale LOCAL Food Tasting Event

Featured for the local food tasting are Kaufhold’s Kurds, hand-breaded Wisconsin cheese curds and Aurelio’s Family Pizzeria Marinara Sauce. Both are family-owned businesses. A Taste of Abdale LOCAL is a new program promoting emerging food companies. Abdale LOCAL gives consumers an opportunity to support local, small, and diverse businesses by purchasing their products. - October 18, 2021 - Abdale Corporation

Superior Foundation 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Superior Foundation 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Superior Grocers held its Annual Foundation Golf Tournament on September 26th at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert. The Superior Foundation along with our many Vendor Partners raised over $400,000 to support Schools, Music & Arts, Health and Wellness, and Scholarships for higher... - October 02, 2021 - Superior Grocers

Nature's Crush Popcorn Debuts Tex-Mex at NACS Show

The newest flavor, Tex-Mex, a blend of chili, lime and sea salt, will be introduced at the NACS Show in Chicago. - October 02, 2021 - Brown Bag Unlimited

Nuzest Relaunches Its Clean Lean Protein Bars and Good Green Vitality Bars in Plant-Based Lineup

Nuzest is excited to relaunch its range of Clean Lean Protein Bars and Good Green Vitality Bars in its plant-based bars lineup. Clean Lean Protein Bars Recent times have identified the importance of prioritizing our health and wellness, and of maintaining a balanced diet to help us feel healthy,... - September 24, 2021 - Nuzest USA

Palm Beach Creamed Honey Kosher Certified Expands Honey Flavors for Rosh Hashanah

Palm Beach Creamed Honey Kosher Certified Expands Honey Flavors for Rosh Hashanah

Palm Beach Creamed Honey announces the expansion of their Kosher-certified honey, presenting nine flavors of creamed honey just in time for Rosh Hashanah. It's the perfect compliment to the traditional honey and apples with unique flavors to delight your family and guests. - August 17, 2021 - Palm Beach Creamed Honey

Superior Grocers Gives Back to Our Future Generation

Superior Grocers Gives Back to Our Future Generation

It was the first time that students were welcomed back to in-person teaching since the start of pandemic. Students arrived with bright smiles excited to return to campus along with a special surprise. Superior Grocers partnered with the Rialto Unified School District and provided Backpacks filled... - August 14, 2021 - Superior Grocers

True Nopal Prickly Pear Cactus Water

True Nopal Prickly Pear Cactus Water

True Nopal Cactus Water Announces National Representation with Green Spoon Sales. - August 11, 2021 - True Nopal Ventures LLC

Nature's Organic Ice Cream Has Introduced 4 New Artisanal Flavors for Summer

Nature’s Organic Ice Cream has launched 4 new delicious artisanal ice cream flavors considering the summer season. These are the much awaited flavors that Nature’s is launching this summer. Like all other Nature’s flavors, the team created these with freshly baked, seasonal and organic ingredients. - August 05, 2021 - Nature’s Organic Ice Cream

Superior Grocers Announces New Chief Operating Officer - Steve Fujimoto

Superior Grocers Announces New Chief Operating Officer - Steve Fujimoto

Superior Grocers has named Steve Fujimoto, Chief Operating Officer, effective Aug. 16. In Steve’s new role, he will report directly to Richard Wardwell, President. Steve Fujimoto was Vice President of Retail Operations for the Portland Division of Albertsons in the northwest. He led the... - August 04, 2021 - Superior Grocers

Partnership Between Agropalma (Brazil) and Ciranda (U.S.) Expands Availability of Organic Palm Oil in North America to Meet Growing Demand

Partnership Between Agropalma (Brazil) and Ciranda (U.S.) Expands Availability of Organic Palm Oil in North America to Meet Growing Demand

Agropalma, a Brazilian manufacturer of sustainable organic palm oil, partners with Ciranda, a U.S. based distributor of organic ingredients, to expand availability of its organic palm oils and shortening in North America. - July 28, 2021 - Ciranda, Inc.

Two Texas Foodies Reinvent the South’s Most Iconic Foods to Great Acclaim

Two Texas Foodies Reinvent the South’s Most Iconic Foods to Great Acclaim

A duo turned queso dip real dairy/all-natural (Culinary Cowgirls) then invented the world’s first (& most delicious) banana pudding sold by-the-scoop (The Culinary Room) - July 07, 2021 - The Culinary Room

Center City Market Grand Opening

Center City Market Grand Opening

Owner Sharon Burrows announced the official grand opening of Center City Market at 165 State Street in downtown Rochester. Center City Market is a neighborhood corner store with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and unique ambiance. Sharon’s heartfelt belief is that “Corner groceries are... - July 03, 2021 - Center City Market

Cloud & Joy Wins Best Dairy Dessert at the World Dairy Innovation Awards 2021

Cloud & Joy Wins Best Dairy Dessert at the World Dairy Innovation Awards 2021

Cloud & Joy's low calorie healthy lifestyle ice cream dessert won Best Frozen Dairy Dessert in FoodBev Media's annual dairy product accolades. Judges looked at 222 products in 20 categories from 25 countries. - June 26, 2021 - Cloud & Joy LLC

Despite the Challenges Due to the Pandemic, GHV Gives Impetus to Blue Tokai to Enter the Japanese Market

Despite the Challenges Due to the Pandemic, GHV Gives Impetus to Blue Tokai to Enter the Japanese Market

Having a strong Global reach, GHV is approached by International Enterprises who look to expand in the Indian market. GHV’s cross border Advisory services includes mentoring, market insights, cultural mapping, roadmap development, among several other components, that empowered one of the renowned brands from Japan, Soup Stock Tokyo (SST), to explore the Indian market, wherein SST collaborated with Blue Tokai and became a strategic equity partner. - June 01, 2021 - GHV

Russ Davis Wholesale Announces Leadership Changes

Russ Davis Wholesale Announces Leadership Changes

Russ Davis Wholesale, today, announced the expansion of its leadership team with the goal of positioning the organization to meet the needs created by a growing demand for fresh food. - May 07, 2021 - Russ Davis Wholesale

Russ Davis Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Veggie Pizza

Russ Davis Wholesale of Wadena, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling Veggie Pizza under the Crazy Fresh and Quick & Easy brands as it may contain undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of a serious or life-threating allergic reaction if they consume... - May 04, 2021 - Russ Davis Wholesale

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