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Mars debuts M&M’s pretzel chocolate candies

BY Allison Cerra

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. Beloved candy brand M&M’s debuted its newest addition that has the perfect blend of sweet and salty flavors.

New M&M pretzel chocolate candies will be hitting store shelves this month and will be available for 79 cents for a single-size bag, $3.49 for medium-size bags, $4.99 for large-size bags and $8.99 for a 30-oz. stand-up pouch. Consumers were given a taste of the newest M&M creation in April through the brand’s Facebook fan page, Mars said. 

“Our fans have been clamoring for a salty and sweet M&M’s snack,” said Leah Dunmore, senior marketing director for M&M’s at Mars Chocolate North America. “Since we aim to please taste buds whenever possible, we put a pretzel inside an M&M’s for the first time ever. We’re certain M&M’s pretzel will add color and fun to any party this year.”

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Red Smith Foods to launch pickled sausage snack

BY Allison Cerra

DAVIE, Fla. Red Smith Foods is launching its newest pickled snack food.

Red Smith Foods’ single-serve pickled sausage debuted at a festival in Deerfield Beach, Fla., the company said.

“In today’s hurried lifestyle, people want conveniently packaged snacks,” said Jonathan Foster, Red Smith Foods VP. “Pickled sausages are a regional delicacy enjoyed throughout the South. The single-serve sausages are made from the same recipe as our best-selling Big John’s sausages sold in gallon jars throughout Florida.”

The snacks are sold at Walmart, Food Lion, Sweatbay, grocery and convenience stores, as well as such warehouse clubs as Sam’s Club, BJ’s and Costco. For more information, visit RedSmithFoods.com.

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P&G recalls lots of Iams cat food

BY Allison Cerra

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble voluntarily recalled specific lots of its Iams canned cat food in North America for possibly containing insufficient levels of thiamine (vitamin B1).

Cats that were fed these canned products as their only food are at greater risk for developing signs of thiamine deficiency, P&G said, which can cause loss of appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. This recall is limited to only Iams canned cat food distributed in North America. No other Iams pet food is involved.

Consumers who have purchased canned cat food with these codes should discard it. For further information or a product refund, call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8826.

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