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Marinated Bacon

In partnership with McCormick Grill Mates (, Phoenix-based Sigma U.S. introduces premium, thick-cut bacon flavored using a unique, three-step process. While most bacon is smoked, the new Grill Mates lineup is also steeped in McCormick marinades and finished with McCormick seasonings, creating a more robust flavor. Available varieties include Ultimate Bacon, Montreal Steak, Smoky Applewood […]

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Non-Dairy Smoothie Pouches

Stonyfield Organic (, Londonderry, N.H., expands its non-dairy portfolio with portable Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Pouches made with 100% real organic fruit and vegetables, coconut cream and no added sugar. The certified organic, Non-GMO Project-verified collection includes three dairy- and gluten-free, vegan flavors: Berry Cherry Blast (blueberries, cherries, apples and beets), Tropical Twist (mangoes, bananas, […]

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Premium Salad Dressings

Ventura Foods, Brea, Calif., expands its Marie’s ( lineup with a collection of carefully crafted refrigerated salad dressings made with real, premium ingredients and no artificial preservatives. Offered under the new Marie’s Market Reserve label, the group includes six gluten-free flavors, all with 60 calories or less per serving: Wildflower Honey & Lime Vinaigrette (dairy-free), […]

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Sustainably Sourced Calamari

St. Simons Island, Ga.-based SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. (, part of the Rich Products Corp. family, rolls out its first sustainably sourced, restaurant-quality frozen calamari. The easy-to-prepare product features wild caught calamari breaded with a crispy coating and a packet of zesty tomato romano sauce for dipping. Offered in 12-ounce packages (packed eight to […]

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Organic Ultra-Filtered Milk

Organic Valley (, La Farge, Wis., launches what it says is the first organic ultra-filtered milk available nationally. Thanks to an innovative filtering process, Organic Valley Ultra boasts 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk — and it’s lactose-free. Because it’s organic, the product is also free of toxic pesticides and artificial […]

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Multi-Serve Veggie-Forward Meals

Chicago-based Conagra adds veggie-forward versions of favorite family meals to its Birds Eye ( lineup. Instead of traditional pasta and rice, the low-carb frozen entrees feature pasta made with zucchini and lentils and riced cauliflower. Available varieties include Chicken Alfredo Pasta, Three Cheese Ziti, Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli. Ready to […]

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Greek Yogurt with Nut Butter

Norwich, N.Y.-based Chobani ( debuts a new line that pairs Greek yogurt with consumers’ favorite nut butters. Inspired by some of the best-selling combinations at the company’s New York City café, the nutrient-rich snacks come in five high-protein flavors made with natural, non-GMO ingredients and 30% less sugar than other yogurts: Vanilla with Almond Butter, […]

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Gluten-Free Rice Blends

Chicago-based Path of Life ( adds three gluten-free rice blends made with clean, simple ingredients to its line of better-for-you frozen side dishes. Ready to serve in under 5 minutes, the newcomers include Ancient Grain & Seed Blend with roasted pumpkin seeds; Cilantro Lime Rice Blend with red onion, fire roasted corn and red bell […]

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Handheld Breakfast Roll-Ups

Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods adds portable Biscuit Roll-Ups to its Jimmy Dean ( lineup. Made with bakery quality biscuits, real eggs and cheese, and no high fructose corn syrup, the kid-friendly handheld frozen breakfast entrees come in three flavors: Sausage, Egg & Cheese; Ham, Egg & Cheese; and Egg & Cheese, each of which delivers […]

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Almond Flour Pizza

Denver-based Cappello’s ( launches a line of gluten- and grain-free frozen pizza built atop an almond flour crust rich in protein, fiber and healthy fats. Billed as a category first, the clean-label collection is also made with cage-free eggs, cassava flour and other real, simple ingredients — no modified starches, wheat, corn, rice, legumes or […]

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Clean Label Dressings

Good Foods (, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., launches a line of gluten-free, clean label salad dressings made with fresh produce and herbs — and no artificial anything. The refrigerated collection includes three plant-based, non-dairy varieties (Apple Thyme Vinaigrette, Asian Ginger and Avocado Goddess) and three better-for-you dairy varieties (Avocado Ranch, Classic Caesar and Blue Cheese). Packed […]

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Globally Inspired 6-Inch Cheesecakes

Chicago-based Eli’s Cheesecake ( introduces a new boxed collection of globally inspired 6-inch cheesecakes. Shipped frozen and sold refrigerated or frozen, the uncut lineup includes four flavors: Spanish-style Basque Cheesecake (21 ounces) baked in paper with a caramelized top; “bouncy” Japanese-Style Cheesecake (15 ounces), featuring a soufflé-like, sponge cake texture; dairy- and egg-free vegan Belgian […]

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Premium Refrigerated Soups

PGI Foods, Lowell, Mass., debuts a line of premium, clean label soups under the new Herban Fresh ( brand, which supports a variety of urban agriculture initiatives. Available varieties include Chicken Noodle (with antibiotic-free chicken and organic bone broth), Italian-Style Wedding (with all-natural beef meatballs), Broccoli Cheddar (vegetarian), Butternut Squash (vegan), Tomato Basil (vegetarian), and […]

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Plant-Based Burgers

Collegedale, Tenn.-based Heritage Health Foods adds 100% plant-based, vegan burgers made with sustainable palm oil to its Worthington ( lineup. Designed to perform like traditional hamburgers, the frozen patties go directly from freezer to grill (or frying pan). Offered in two-count, 8-ounce boxes (packed six to a case), the individually wrapped quarter-pound burgers offer 21 […]

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Grab-and-Go Bowls

Blount Fine Foods (, Fall River, Mass., unveils a collection of refrigerated single-serve bowls ready to eat in 3 minutes. Offered under the new Blount’s Family Kitchen label, the “clean comfort foods” feature a 60-day shelf life (from manufacture). Available varieties include Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo with Penne, Noodles & Beef in a Stroganoff Style […]

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Gluten-Free Bagel Puffs

Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based GeeFree Foods ( rolls out a line of oven-ready gluten-free Bagel Puffs. Offered in three corn- and soy-free flavors — Everything-On-It (salt, sesame, onion and poppy seeds), Cinnamon Raisin and Plain — the Non-GMO Project-verified frozen breakfast bites feature a blend of GeeFree’s signature puff pastry dough and bagel dough wrapped around […]

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Fresh Ramen Bowls

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Pearson Foods Corp. ( introduces a “first-of-its-kind” collection of fresh, heat-and-eat ramen bowls featuring fresh-cut vegetables, ramen noodles and authentic, custom-developed broths. Offered in crystal clear, recyclable bowls that go from fridge to microwave, the meals come in five flavors, each with a 10-day shelf life: Savory Chicken Broth & Seaweed, Spicy […]

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Welfare-Certified Chicken

Wayne Farms, Oakwood, Ga., launches a line of fully cooked, flash frozen premium chicken products featuring the Global Animal Partnership’s (GAP) Step 2 certification. Offered under the new Naked Truth ( brand, the all-natural, preservative-free lineup includes Flame Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets (two individually wrapped 5-ounce sous vide-prepared fillets per package), Grilled Chicken Breast Chunks, […]

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Multi-Serve Cold-Filled Cold Brew

Philadelphia-based La Colombe ( debuts a pair of cold-brewed, single-origin coffees in distinctive 42-ounce bottles. Billed as the first and only multi-serve cold-filled to keep plastic from leaching into the coffee, the ready-to-drink beverage comes in two unsweetened flavors, both made with fully washed and sun-dried single-origin beans. Brazilian Medium/Dark Roast boasts a bold, naturally […]

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Beer-Infused Vegan Brats

Seattle-based Field Roast Grain Meat Co. (, part of Greenleaf Foods, Chicago, introduces plant-based bratwurst infused with craft beer. Created in partnership with award-winning Elysian Brewing Co., the artisan-inspired vegan brats are made with a few fresh, simple ingredients, including ground garlic, caramelized onions, caraway seeds and Elysian beer. Free of artificial colors and flavors, […]

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