MegaMex Foods, Orange, Calif., expands its Herdez (herdeztraditions.com) lineup with a pair of heat-and-eat refrigerated Mexican entrees. The newcomers include Chicken Shredded in Mild Chipotle Sauce (with tomatoes, garlic, onion and chipotle peppers) and Carnitas Slow Cooked Pork (marinated in garlic and citrus). Both can be used to create a variety of popular dishes — from tacos and burritos to enchiladas and nachos — and deliver at least 7 grams of protein per serving. Packed six to a case, each 15-ounce entrée is expected to retail for $9.99 to $10.99.
MAPLE LEAF SALES UP 4.3%
Mississauga, Ontario-based Maple Leaf Foods reported sales up by 4.3% to $1,174.9 million (Canadian) for the first quarter ended March 31. Net loss was $57.7