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Mrs. Dash offers new seasoning blends

BY Allison Cerra

CHICAGO Two new seasoning blends from Mrs. Dash – Fiesta Lime and Caribbean Citrus – available just in time for summer this month.

Get the party started with Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning Blend and create healthy Mexican dishes that are salt free but still full of flavor. All-natural herbs and spices like sweet chili pepper, cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper blended with lime juice and zest turn up the flavor on all of your favorite Mexican-inspired dishes from chicken to tacos. Let the Mexican flavors dance their way onto the menu as a perfect addition to any chicken, meat, fish or vegetable dish.

Mrs. Dash Caribbean Citrus Seasoning Blend is bursting with all-natural spices like sweet chili pepper, allspice, cayenne pepper, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg and ginger. Combined with orange zest and lime juice, Caribbean Citrus makes any meal a true tropical experience, whether you are serving chicken, pork, seafood, vegetables or even fruit salad.

“Americans continue to consume nearly double the recommended daily amount of sodium each day, so controlling how much salt you use in your cooking is an important step toward curbing your intake, while making sure you aren’t sacrificing the flavor,” said Brittanie Stewart, assistant brand manager, Specialty Brands, Alberto-Culver. “The new Fiesta Lime and Caribbean Citrus Seasoning Blends from Mrs. Dash are guaranteed to get people cooking and grilling crowd pleasing, healthier dishes with a little extra kick.”

As with all Mrs. Dash seasonings, the Fiesta Lime and Caribbean Citrus Seasoning Blends are all-natural, salt-free and contain no MSG. The suggested retail price is $2.99.

For more product information, recipes and tips for low-sodium living, please visit www.mrsdash.com. Additional recipes and photos available upon request.

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Fisher re-launches Chef’s Naturals, introduces Earth-friendly packaging

BY Allison Cerra

ELGIN, Ill. John B. Sanfilippo & Son, owner of the Fisher brand, are underway to reduce energy usage and to continue to research packaging materials and processing methods to reduce emissions and waste.

The company’s Fisher brand is relaunching its Chef’s Naturals Baking Nuts, but this time, it will be featured in Earth-Friendly packaging. A portion of the packaging is made using plant-based renewable resources, not oil. Plant-based renewable resources can include corn, cellulose and wood pulp.

 

Fisher recognizes the importance of doing its part in helping the environment, as American businesses of all sorts have come to grips with the potentially serious consequences of using non-renewable resources, the company stated in its release Friday. Plus, they added, the new Fisher packaging does not affect the quality, freshness or shelf life of the products.

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Kimberly-Clark donates $1.56 million in scholarships

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DALLAS The Kimberly-Clark Foundation, the charitable arm of Kimberly-Clark Corp.announced the recipients of its 2009 Bright Futures college scholarship program. This year, K-C provided college scholarships totaling $1.56 million to students located in 17 U.S. states and one Canadian province.

Established in 1993, the Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to children of Kimberly-Clark employees in the United States and Canada. Each scholarship is worth up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for up to four years) for full-time students studying at accredited colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has distributed approximately $30 million in scholarships to more than 1,500 students.

“Kimberly-Clark created the Bright Futures Scholarship Program to help make a college education more accessible to employees’ children who demonstrate the potential to become the next generation of leaders in our communities,” said Thomas J. Falk, chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark. “We salute the accomplishments of these capable and caring young citizens and are proud to award them these 2009 scholarships.”

The Foundation received 311 applications this year. The 78 recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership, and involvement in extracurricular activities. Members of this year’s scholarship class will attend such top colleges as the University of Notre Dame, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Princeton, Stanford, Marquette, Emory and Clemson Universities. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces and engineering. The average GPA for this year’s scholarship class is 3.96.

For more information on this year’s award recipients and to meet a few previous honorees, visit www.kimberly-clark.com.

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