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Health officials urge FDA to limit sweeteners in sodas
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A group of health advocates and public health officials from major cities around the country are asking the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the amount of caloric sweeteners in sodas and other beverages, arguing that the scientific consensus is that the level of added sugars in those products is unsafe. More

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Former NAC RVP Mary McCreary passes away
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Mary Clark McCreary, who was active with NAC in the early years of Lexington Center/Rupp Arena, passed away on Feb. 13. McCreary served as a Regional Vice President for the Association for seven years in the 1970s. She was a member of the team of designers, builders and management personnel that brought the Lexington Center, comprised of Rupp Arena, Heritage Hall and the Opera House, from construction to its grand opening in November 1976. She remained with the center until her retirement in 1996. McCreary was 79 years old. More

Lapidus Golf Classic
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The 29th Annual NAC/Al Lapidus Variety Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, April 15 at the Anthem Country Club in Henderson, Nev. Proceeds from the event benefits the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles, the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation and the NAC Education Fund. The tournament is scheduled for 8 a.m. on the first day of CinemaCon and all participants will be back at Caesar's Palace prior to the Monday evening festivities. For registration and sponsorship information please call NAC at: 312.236.3858 or More

Tappers® Beer Battered Boneless Wings

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NAC Membership Renewals
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The Concession Community needs your involvement and this is the time to renew your NAC membership. To be included and receive a copy of the 2013 Membership Directory, which is exclusive to NAC members – you must renew your membership NOW - no later than March 10, 2013.

Food Safety Certification
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The National Association of Concessionaires has partnered with National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP). National Registry examinations provide an effective, efficient and economical alternative to satisfying the food manager certification and food handler certificate requirements. More

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Houston's Toyota Center cooked up Texas treats for NBA's All-Star Weekend
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The eyes of basketball fans were on Houston for one of sports' most entertaining events, the annual NBA All-Star game. Thousands descended upon the Bayou City not only to experience the hoopla surrounding the All-Star weekend, but also in hopes of catching a glimpse of the numerous stars of music, movies and television that frequent the game. More

Nevada lawmaker proposes fast food fee
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A bill introduced in the Nevada legislature would impose a 5-cent fee on food items with at least 500 calories. It's sponsored by Assemblyman Harvey Munford, who says its goal is to fight childhood obesity. More

Haribo to introduce Smurfs gummi candy to US market    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In preparation for the movie Smurfs 2 premiering in theatres this summer, a leading maker of gummi, licorice and marshmallow candy is debuting its first licensed product in the United States, adding Haribo Smurfs to its line of gummi candies sold in America. More

President Obama proposes to increase minimum wage to $9
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President Barack Obama laid out a proposal to increase the federal minimum wage to $9 during the State of the Union address. The idea is sure to have a big impact on the foodservice industry, which employs about 13 million people, many of whom make the current $7.25 level. More

Sugar users welcome introduction of Sugar Reform Act
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Sugar users expressed broad support for and urged passage of the 2013 Sugar Reform Act, bipartisan legislation introduced in both houses of Congress seeking changes to the U.S. sugar program. "The current U.S. sugar program is a major impediment to job creation for all food manufacturers, including thousands of U.S. bakers small and large," said Robb MacKie, president and chief executive officer of the American Bakers Association. "Archaic sugar policies have driven costs up for U.S. bakers and consumers to unmanageable levels for far too long. Now is the time for Congress to support reform that will level the playing field and allow bakers and other food manufacturers to create new jobs," MacKie said. More

The world's 24 oddest vending machines
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For most of us, a vending machine is a quick and convenient dispenser of chips, candy and soda, a welcome source of familiar packaged snacks or beverages in schools, offices and waiting rooms. Think again! These days, vending machines worldwide are challenging our preconceived notions of what can or cannot be dispensed at the drop of a coin. More

Heinz sold as deals take off
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Heinz, a brand in virtually every American kitchen, is selling itself for $23 billion to another household name — Warren Buffett — and a Brazilian private-equity firm that is anything but. The public face of the deal is Buffett, whose company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will own half of H.J. Heinz Co. and supply cash to help fund the acquisition. More

Herbertz: Marshmallows 'excellent' with whey proteins    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefAerated products such as marshmallows are among the best carriers for whey ingredients, according to Herbertz Dairy Food Service. The company's owner Georg Herbertz recently discussed the latest developments in milk and whey ingredients in confectionery. More


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