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Barilla gives consumers a taste challenge with contest

BY Allison Cerra

CHICAGO Finding a simple way to eat healthier without sacrificing taste just got easier.

With the Barilla “That’s Whole Grain?” Taste Challenge, pasta lovers are invited to discover the great taste of Barilla Whole Grain. From now until Dec. 31, anyone who tries and is not completely satisfied with Barilla Whole Grain will receive a free box of his or her favorite regular Barilla pasta.

To participate in the challenge, consumers simply need to purchase a box of Barilla Whole Grain. Consumers who are not completely satisfied can receive a free box of their favorite regular Barilla pasta by submitting a completed redemption form, original store receipt and original UPC symbol. For easy-to-make recipes, nutritional information and challenge rules visit www.TryBarillaWholeGrain.com.

“At Barilla, we take great care to develop better-for-you pastas that not only provide the benefits of healthy eating but also deliver the great taste and quality you have come to expect from Italy’s No. 1 Brand of Pasta,” said Kirk Trofholz, president of Barilla America Inc. “We are confident that people will embrace Barilla Whole Grain as a delicious and nutritious way to incorporate whole grains into their mealtime.”

Offered in six shapes — rotini, penne, medium shells, linguine, spaghetti and thin spaghetti — Barilla Whole Grain is available nationwide.

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Stop & Shop recalls its nonfat dried milk due to possible contamination

BY Anna Mcgrath

QUINCY, Mass. Stop & Shop has issued a voluntary recall of its 16-oz.Stop & Shop nonfat dried milk.

The product was removed from store shelves after a nonfat dried milk used in production was recalled by Plainview Milk, the product’s manufacturer, as it may have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

Though no reports of illnesses associated with consumption have been reported to date, customers who have purchased the product are advised to discard any unused portions and are invited to bring their purchase receipt to any Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis. The most common manifestations of this common bacterial foodborne illness are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within eight to 72 hours.  Additional symptoms may include chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

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Hershey to close online gift service

BY Allison Cerra

HERSHEY, Pa. The sweetness that Hershey’s Gifts brings to consumers will soon be no more.

The Hershey Co., announced it is closing the Hershey Gifts service July 31.

Spokesman Kirk Saville said the company is looking into other e-commerce options, including strategic partnerships and licensing agreements, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Financial terms regarding the service closure were not disclosed.

The Associated Press said that approximately 12 Hershey’s Gifts employees will lose their jobs, and that the company is working to find them jobs within the corporation.

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