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The Kraft YES Pack, an innovative dressings package introduced by Kraft Foodservice, is designed to deliver maximum yield with greater ease. Made from flexible yet durable plastic, the YES Pack (Yield, Ease and Sustainability) allows operators to easily squeeze out up to 99% of the dressing inside without creating any inconvenient mess for the user. Available in a 2/1-gallon format, the YES Pack allows operators to stock a greater variety of flavors with a smaller investment. Visit kraftyespack.com [3], for details.

From January 1 through June 30, 2012, Dole Food Company is offering foodservice operators attractive incentives to increase menu appeal while saving on their bottom line. Included is an Operator Direct Rebate Offer, coupons, and up to $500 in valuable savings on Case Purchases. Loyal customers save on orders of qualifying DOLE Fruit Products. Visit www.dolefoodservice.com [4], or call 800-723-9868 for more details.

Operators anticipating a high-volume day on Cinco de Mayo should offer guests a special menu that celebrates the seasonal pleasures of Fresh California Avocados. At the height of the season, nothing beats the smooth, velvety flavor of fresh hand grown in California Avocados in a range of signature dishes. On CaliforniaAvocado.com/Foodservice [5], operators can browse a variety of exciting recipes to create “California Cinco” signatures like Crab & California Avocado Quesadilla. Call 800-370-3782, for more.

Sara Lee Foodservice introduces five new Chef Pierre pre-sliced cream and meringue pie varieties to help operators cut costs and manage portion control. The eight-slice, pre-sliced pies are available in the following flavors: French Silk, Traditional Lemon Meringue, Traditional Chocolate Cream, Coconut Crème de le Cream, Banana Crème de la Cream. Reduce waste and labor with thaw and serve convenience — thaw only the number of slices needed and plate in half the time. For more, visit www.saraleefoodservice.com [6].

Hoshizaki America's ice machines now feature a label with QR Codes specific to make, model and serial number. Customers and service technicians can use their smart phone to scan the QR code for convenience. The scan is a direct link that automatically pulls up a mobile web page specific to equipment serial number. The webpage features warranty registration records as well as instruction, service and parts manuals. Visit www.hoshizaki.com [7], for details.

The USDA Guidelines for Americans recommend six, one-ounce servings of grains daily (based on a 2,000 calorie diet), with half the servings coming from whole grains. Uncle Ben's naturel products are the perfect answer for those patrons who want to eat whole-grains as part of a healthy lifestyle. Naturel products are 100% natural, cholesterol-free, preservative-free, sodium-free and contain 0g trans fat and available in a variety of unique flavors. For recipe and more, visit www.marsfoodservices.com [8] or call 800-432-2331.

Foodservice Rewards is pleased to announce the release of its new App, available for iPhone and Android users. The app allows for operators to scan in reward codes from their smart phones, saving time and make earning rewards even easier. The App is available to download at the App Store and Android Market by searching for ‘Foodservice Rewards’. For more, visit www.foodservicerewards.com [9], and enter reward codes to earn points that can be redeemed for over 300,000 items.

Monin Gourmet Flavorings is launching a new line of convenient, blender ready fruit smoothie mixes. Conveniently pre-sweetened, the smoothie mixes are made with real fruit and other natural ingredients and are available in five popular flavors — Mango, Peach, Wildberry, Strawberry and Strawberry Banana. The 46 oz. re-sealable aseptic containers are airtight, until opened, to preserve freshness and flavor. Call 800-966-5225 or visit www.monin.com [10], for more.

Alto-Shaam, Inc. estrenó recientemente un nuevo sitio web destinado a sus clientes ubicados en las regiones de habla hispana del mundo. The site is a near mirror image of the current site and strides to become a complete duplication of the English site in the near future as content is updated and created. Just like the English site, the Spanish version boasts a robust catalog of Alto-Shaam foodservice product innovations, information about how to buy these products and all the required specifications and technical documents that are typically required. Visit www.alto-shaam.com [11], for more.

McCormick For Chefs, the Food Away From Home Division of McCormick & Company, introduces a full line of new seasoning blends that offer operators more choices for diversifying their menu with flavorful, reduced sodium meals. Shipping as of May 9th, the seasonings are available in salt-free, a touch of sea salt, and 33% reduced sodium options, contain no MSG and are under 115mg of sodium per serving to help meet nutritional guidelines. Visit www.McCormickForChefs.com [12] for more.

Georgia-Pacific Professional announces the addition of the Preference Advantage dinner napkin, the newest compliment to the napkin portfolio, known for its high quality and durability. The new napkin is designed to be a cost-effective solution for value oriented, full-service foodservice facilities. The new ⅛ fold, 16 inch by 15 inch dinner napkin showcases an elegant emboss pattern keeping with the upscale, eye-pleasing appearance and has an excellent hand feel for greater guest satisfaction. Call 866-HELLO GP (435-5647) or visit www.gppro.com [13], for more.

Breakfast is the fastest growing daypart in the foodservice industry and offers a profitable opportunity for operators. Otis Spunkmeyer offers a new operator guide, “Get a Jump Start on Breakfast,” that presents breakfast trends, identifies consumer purchase decision drivers, provides turnkey product and merchandising solutions that enable operators to capture an increased share of breakfast, and provides suggestions for how operators can maximize profit. To request your copy, call 888-ASK-OTIS.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Manitowoc Foodservice a 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. Product categories include dishwashers, fryers, ice machines, refrigerators, freezers, steam cookers, griddles, and ovens. For product specifications and information visit, www.manitowocfsg.com [14]

Blue Bunny has introduced Freezy Pops, a refreshing line of frozen, fruit-flavored pops developed especially for healthcare applications. It provides new flavor options to patients, is easy to serve and is designed to meet nutritional needs of patients. Available in three varieties: Lemonade, White Berry and Sugar Free White Berry, Freezy Pops are a delicious way to aid patients needing hydration. Freezy Pops are packaged in handy 1.65 fl oz single serve form, making them the perfect size for patients. To learn more, visit bluebunny.com/foodservice [15].

New from Sweet Street Desserts, the Chocolate Nut Torta made with Nutella, features a “flour” that is composed of lightly roasted hazelnuts and almonds, so it's gluten free and its layers are sandwiched with the creamiest milk chocolate icing and finished off with a generous slather of milk chocolate icing reminiscent of Nutella. Visit www.sweetstreet.com [16] for this dessert and more.