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Frozen organic strawberry recall widens

An outbreak of hepatitis A has prompted the Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon, to recall the frozen fruit sold at Costco, Aldi, Trader Joe’s and other locations.

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Oat pulp, banana pasta and more make Whole Foods’ 2023 food trends list

The retailer on Wednesday released its eighth-annual food predictions list, a wide-ranging assortment that includes upcycled pulp, date-based products, kelp-inspired foods and more.

From experienced chefs to novice home cooks, aromatics and herbs are indispensable parts of the kitchen arsenal.

Ingredient shortages, rising costs of shipping and other factors coupled with the economic impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis are affecting a lot of snacking categories, IRI EVP Sally Lyons Wyatt says.

The company has expanded the availability of its plant-based tenders to 8,000 new grocery, pharmacy and club-store outlets.

The National Confectioners Association expects candy sales to be up 5% to 7% this year, in part because of a longer lead-up to the holiday and in part because consumers are simply eager to celebrate.

The category saw a deceleration in refrigerated sales for the latter half of 2021, and data for early 2022 indicates a continuing trend.

As inflation-weary consumers seek value-oriented options, private brands that boast compelling, consistent messaging can boost loyalty.

For consumers still somewhat wary about buying fresh fish online from their preferred grocer, frozen seafood has proved a convenient, dependable go-to alternative.

Cereals and other morning favorites saw a pandemic rebound, but can they maintain the momentum?

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