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Kashi spices up its healthy Heart to Heart line with new cinnamon flavor

BY Anna Mcgrath

LA JOLLA, Calif. Kashi introduced the latest addition to its Heart to Heart cereal line, Kashi Heart to Heart Warm Cinnamon Oat.

The new cereal blends cinnamon and warm spices with six natural antioxidants, including green tea, white tea and grapeseed extract.

“Everyone needs a little variety in their morning routine, so we decided to spice up our popular Heart to Heart breakfast cereal with a new cinnamon flavor featuring hints of other warm autumn seasonings that make it stand out from others on the shelf,” said Keegan Sheridan, natural food and lifestyle expert at Kashi. “Best of all, for those who want a delicious and satisfying breakfast, and are also looking to do more for their heart, this Heart to Heart cereal is certified by the American Heart Association, making it a smart choice for breakfast.”

Warm Cinnamon Oat is designed to target heart health in three ways. It reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol with 1 g of soluble fiber from oats; it supports healthy arteries with six natural antioxidants and three B vitamins; and it promotes healthy blood pressure because it is low in sodium.

Each serving provides consumers with 5 g of fiber and 4 g of protein. Kashi Heart to Heart Warm Cinnamon Oat cereal is now available at grocers nationwide in 12.4-oz. boxes.

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Campbell welcomes Nick Shreiber to its board

BY Anna Mcgrath

CAMDEN, N.J. Campbell Soup Co. announced that Nick Shreiber, retired CEO of Tetra Pak Group, has been elected to its board of directors, effective July 1.

Prior to joining Campbell, Shreiber, 60, spent 18 years with Tetra Pak, a global company recognized as a leader in packaging and equipment for food products, as president and CEO from 2000 to 2005. 

“Nick’s global experience and knowledge of the food and packaging industries will complement our board,” said Campbell chairman Harvey Golub. “His experience in Russia and throughout Europe will be especially beneficial to Campbell’s international expansion plans. We look forward to adding another accomplished business leader to our board.” 

Since retiring in 2006, Shreiber has stayed involved in the business through management consulting and executive consulting. He takes the place of Philip Lippincott, who retired from the board in November after 24 years of service. Shreiber brings management experience as well as a wealth of academic experience to Campbell. 

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Nestle responds to allegations over FDA compliance

BY Allison Cerra

SOLON, Ohio The situation described in the June 26 edition of the Wall Street Journal bears no relation to Nestle’s recent voluntary withdrawal of Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough, the company stated.

In response to the the article published in the newspaper, Nestle said that it “always fully cooperates with the regulatory authorities wherever it operates, and Nestle is fully cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration at our Danville, Va., plant in this matter. To date, no E.coli 0157:H7 has been found in our plant or in any Nestle product.”

Nestle also said that it rejected the Wall Street Journal’s implication that it did not cooperate with the FDA. The company pointed out that during an inspection of its plant in September 2006, no food safety issues were identified and that it passed its regulatory inspection.

“It is our standard policy to provide the FDA and other government agencies access during routine inspections to all reports that are required by law,” Nestle said of its compliance with the FDA. “Nestle continues to fully cooperate with the FDA on this ongoing investigation, and is openly sharing all requested information.”

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