Kernel Season’s introduces ready-to-eat popcorn line
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — A popcorn seasoning brand has launched its all-natural, ready-to-eat popcorn in four kosher varieties.
Kernel Season’s said each of its popcorn varieties are made with natural sunflower oil, real cheese and clarified butter, and are free of trans fat per serving, artificial colors or flavors. The company debuted the popcorn this past May at the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo.
Kernel Season’s, available in real butter, aged white cheddar, zesty chipotle nacho and sweet ‘n salty kettle corn, are available for a suggested retail price range of $2.79 to $3.79 at retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Kroger, Target, Safeway, Food Lion, Kmart and more.
Study: Nearly 6 million U.S. children suffer from food allergies
NEW YORK — A new study recently estimated that 5.9 million children in the United States suffer from a food allergy.
The study, published in the July issue of Pediatrics, also found that children with a tree nut or peanut allergy tend to have the most severe reactions, with nearly 39% of children ages 18 years and younger surveyed saying they had a severe or life-threatening allergy. Additionally, more than 30% of children surveyed said they suffered from multiple food allergies.
The study was funded by the Food Allergy Initiative.
"This is the largest study ever conducted on the prevalence of food allergy in U.S. children, and it differs from previous studies in important ways," said Ruchi Gupta, principal investigator, a pediatrician at Children’s Memorial Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. "Our goal was to paint a comprehensive picture of childhood food allergy in America. We began by surveying a representative sample of children in the U.S. and collected extensive information on each and every food allergy reported — including date of onset, method of diagnosis, and reaction history."
Study authors noted that data on race and ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and geographic region also were collected.
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Rush Limbaugh reveres patriotism with Two If By Tea
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has introduced a new brand of iced tea that puts a playful spin on patriotism.
Two If By Tea is named after the famous line, "one if by land, and two if by sea," in the poem "Paul Revere’s Ride." The beverage’s packaging is adorned with Rush Limbaugh dressed to look like Paul Revere.
The launch of the iced tea brand also will be supported in an advertising campaign that will include radio and digital media elements, as well as outdoor displays.
Two If By Tea is available to consumers nationwide via a website, TwoIfByTea.com, and not available immediately in any retail stores. Twelve-packs of 16-oz. bottles of Two If By Tea, in regular and raspberry flavors, are available for $23.76, with shipping costs included for delivery in the continental United States.
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