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New ALL BUT GLUTEN™ Baked Goods Launches During Celiac Awareness Month for Canadians on a Gluten-Free Diet

May is Celiac Awareness Month and, just days after first appearing on the shelves of major Canadian retailers, new All But Gluten™ baked goods are receiving rave reviews from consumers following a gluten-free diet. These great tasting products were created by the talented product development team at Weston Bakeries in collaboration with respected nutrition experts and are manufactured in a dedicated gluten-free facility. They meet Health Canada’s gluten-free regulations and are certified by the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP). All But Gluten™, is one of the first brands to bear the GFCP mark, making it easier for consumers to identify safe gluten-free products.

All But Gluten™ products are also dairy-free and Kosher.

Safety, taste and nutrition are the three pillars of the All But Gluten™ brand. “The breads, focaccias, pizza shells and muffins are enriched with vitamins and minerals and are a source of fibre,” says Shelley Case, registered dietitian, international celiac disease expert and consulting spokesperson for All But Gluten™. “This is an important feature of All But Gluten™ because many gluten-free products on the market are not enriched and often lower in iron, B vitamins and fibre,” states Case.

Unlike most gluten-free baked goods, All But Gluten™ can be found in the fresh bakery section, not the frozen section of major Canadian retailers. Consumers following a gluten-free diet really miss delicious baked products and now they can stroll down the aisles that were previously off limits. The All But Gluten ™ brand invites consumers to ‘Rekindle your love of baked goods.’

The line includes Whole Grain Loaf, Cinnamon Raisin Loaf, Sliced White Loaf, Roasted Onion Focaccia, Rosemary Focaccia, Plain Pizza Shells, Carrot Raisin Morning Muffins, Mini Brownies and Coconut Macaroons.

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Co-operative Launches Competition for Budding Sandwich Designers!

The Co-operative is offering the unique chance to create and design a sandwich that will go into production and on sale in Co-operative Food stores nationwide.

From 1 August 2011, shoppers and budding product designers of any age can visit The Co-operative’s Good with Food website to submit their idea for a new limited edition sandwich, their list of ingredients and say why they love their culinary creation.

The shortlist for the potential new Co-operative own-brand sandwich will be selected from entries submitted by 20 September 2011 by a panel of in-house foodie experts, and the winning sandwich will be announced in October and will go into production in early 2012. The winner will also collect a cool £1,000.

Earlier this year, The Co-operative was named Convenience Sandwich Retailer of the Year at the British Sandwich Awards for the second year running. There’s a Co-operative Food store in every postal area in the UK, so the winning sandwich could potentially be enjoyed by millions of UK customers!

Ideas for the new sandwich could be inspired by a creation that shoppers have already tried and tested at home, or by an unusual combination of ingredients that entrants have discovered work well together. The ideas could range from marmite & marmalade on a bloomer or a sausage & mash wrap to pastrami & pickle on tomato bread to banana, cream cheese & chutney on rye.

The Design a Sandwich competition will run alongside The Co-operative’s Favourite Food awards, in which customers* can vote online for their favourite Co-operative own-brand product in a variety of categories, with the overall winner being announced in September. Shoppers taking part in the voting will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 in Co-operative vouchers.

Visit www.goodwithfood.co.uk/favourite on 1 August 2011 for all details.

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Most Sustainable Product Award for Co-operative Fishcakes

The Co-operative has scooped the “Best Sustainable Product” award at the SuperMeat & Fish awards for the second year running.

The SuperMeat & Fish awards aim to reward excellence in supermarket retailing of meat and fish – at both store level and in manufacturing.

This year, the accolade was awarded to The Co-operative for its premium Truly Irresistible Cod & Minted Pea Fishcakes. Firmly aimed at the indulgence sector, the fishcakes are a rich blend of naturally smoked cod, white cod, British mashed potato and Jersey cream, surrounding a minted mushy pea sauce centre and coated in a crispy and crunchy breadcrumb.

In keeping with The Co-operative’s highly developed sustainability credentials, the cod is line-caught from a responsibly fished source and is naturally smoked in Scotland to ensure the finest quality.

The Co-operative’s Responsible Fish Sourcing Policy, launched in 2008, is a unique method of assessing the sourcing of fish, and was developed by The Co-operative along with its partner suppliers and leading NGO’s, taking into account both environmental and ecological issues. It applies to all Co-operative own-brand fish, including canned and frozen, products containing fish and even sandwiches.

Readers of The Co-operative Magazine can also make their own delicious gourmet tuna fishcakes at home, following one of the many simple, quick and healthy recipespublished in the Food and Drink section online.

The Co-operative has long been associated with the Fairtrade movement, with responsible retailing, ethical living and much more, and as well as this award, the implementation of its Elmwood standard across its range of own-brand fresh pork and sausages earned it the accolade of Most Improved Supermarket, as voted for at the Welfare Awards 2011.

The Co-operative also won a Good Dairy Award in recognition of its good work supporting British workers to date, and of its pledge to join a milk producer scheme in August.

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Poll from The Co-operative says 94% of people think family meals are important

Results from the latest poll carried out by The Co-operative Magazine have revealed that nearly all of respondents – 94 per cent– believe that sitting down together as a family at meal times is important.

The question – Do you think it’s important for the family to sit down and eat meals together? – was asked online and received an almost unanimous ‘yes’: a rare and resounding majority from the loyal readership.

Research has found that those children who sit down to eat with their families at meal times are much less likely to be overweight or to experience weight likely to follow a healthy and balanced diet full of fruit and vegetables.

The Co-operative Magazine serves a large online readership with daily news and features on the latest health and nutrition topics, family issues, travel and leisure, and much more. It also provides hints and tips on choosing healthy meal ideas, how to cook Italian food, and ways to keep kids healthy and happy.

New poll questions are regularly available to answer online in all sections of the online magazine, from travel and leisure, health and wellbeing, and food and drink, to family and finance, ethical living, and house and home. Readers are encouraged to read the news and features, listen to the podcasts, and leave their comments and helpful hints for fellow readers to benefit from – the magazine aims to be informative, interesting, visually attractive and interactive.

The Co-operative online magazine allows readers to interact with each other and The Co-operative Group, find useful information and travel guides quickly and easily, find out about the latest Fairtrade policies and much more – join the thousands of people who have already made The Co-operative magazine part of their daily routine.

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Students’ One Big Idea Hits Supermarket Shelves

A product designed by budding entrepreneurs from a Hertfordshire high school has hits supermarket shelves across the UK.

The pack of ethical plasters, designed by three female students from Bushey Meads School, so impressed bosses at The Co-operative Group – and original Dragon, Doug Richard – that it’s going on sale in almost 1,700 Co-operative food and pharmacy outlets.

One Careplast plasters are the result of a nationwide competition to design the next One product for Global Ethics, whose products also include One Water and One Eggs, to fund community projects in Africa.

A Level students Emmie Rayat (16), Taylar Leak (17) and Deryn Hertz (17) beat hundreds of entries to design a product that could be sold in the UK to help those most in need in Malawi. They came up with a children’s plaster pack of funky animal-print plasters, sales of which will fund medical kits and bicycle ambulances in Malawi, where rural communities might be up to 15km away from the nearest health centre and medical supplies are often unavailable.

Bicycle ambulances enable healthcare volunteers to travel huge distances on otherwise inaccessible roads to reach patients in remote villages. They take an average of 25 patients a month to hospital – including pregnant women. The medical kits ensure that first aid treatment is available promptly to communities of around 1,000 people.

The talented trio will see the projects for themselves on a trip to Malawi later this year, courtesy of The Co-operative.

Emmie Rayat said: “We’re delighted that our product is going on sale in so many Co-operative outlets across the country. We were shocked to discover that the life expectancy of someone living in Malawi is 43 years, which is younger than some of our parents and incredibly young compared to people in the UK. We’re looking forward to the trip to Malawi and to seeing the communities that have benefited.”

Peter Marks, Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative Group, which has annual sales of £14 billion, helped judge the competition. He said: “The students certainly did their homework and showed real enterprise. They pitched their idea perfectly – from the animal designs on the plasters to the powerful messages on the packaging, it all linked back strongly to funding medication, staff and other health care in Malawi.

“I’m sure the One plasters will prove popular with our customers, as they bring together two key elements of The Co-operative Ethical Plan – inspiring young people and tackling global poverty.”

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Truly Irresistible Relaunch for The Co-operative

The Co-operative is relaunching and revamping its premium Truly Irresistible range, with the addition of 50 brand new products for 2011, and an elegant, sleek new look.

The Co-operative Truly Irresistible range provides quality, great-tasting and affordable food within easy reach. With a range of 400 products – including 50 brand new ones for 2011 – there’s something for every occasion – from an indulgent treat to share with family and friends, to inspiration for making the evening meal that little bit more special.

The stylish new Truly Irresistible logo and packaging, which has been created for The Co-operative by Manchester-based GJ Creative, exudes quality and provides a striking on-shelf presence for the premium own-brand range.

The range officially re-launches tomorrow (Wednesday 25 May), when many of the new products – perfect for summer eating – will be available. To encourage shoppers to try the Truly Irresistible products, the entire range will have a minimum of 25% off from 25 May to 14 June 2011 inclusive.

Sean Toal, Commercial Director for The Co-operative Food, said: “With continued pressure on everybody’s purse strings, many people are eating in rather than dining out, so the extended Truly Irresistible range is ideal for those looking to create quality dining experiences at home.

“We’ve added lots of delicious new products to our premium range, as well as reviewing every single Truly Irresistible product to ensure we’re offering the very best in terms of fantastic tasting, quality food at affordable prices for our customers and their families.”

The extended range includes higher-welfare British meat and poultry, as well as fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables and top-quality store cupboard ingredients – all perfect for scratch cooking.

However, there are also some delicious premium pre-prepared meals and desserts to add to any occasion, from family mealtimes and romantic nights in, to picnics and eating alfresco – and all within easy reach at local Co-operative stores.

The launch will be backed by a multi-million pound advertising campaign, which breaks tomorrow. The national TV advert features the now firmly-established family from The Co-operative’s “Passionate Plea” campaign, sitting down at a “table for four” to eat what looks like a restaurant-quality three-course meal, made with delicious Truly Irresistible products, including Parma ham, stone-baked mozzarella, tomato & pesto pizza, garden salad and lemon & summer berry torte. The ads created by TBWAManchester, will also communicate the “at least 25% off” message.

The Co-operative will also use its sponsorship of ITV National Weather to highlight its premium range, with idents featuring several of the hero products in a combination of relaxing summer scenarios and exhilhirating and enjoyable outdoor settings.

The Co-operative will also be extending its digital reach in support of the Truly Irresistible brand. The multi-channel approach will see a re-design of The Co-operative Food’s website ( www.goodwithfood.co.uk ). The new-look website, featuring the re-invigorated Truly Irresistible packaging, will be unwrapped on 25 May.

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Help Young Carers with Christmas Sandwiches

Customers will be able to help young carers across the UK this Christmas, by purchasing special festive sandwiches from The Co-operative Group.

The Co-operative launched three own-brand Christmas sandwiches on 10 November which enable consumers to give charity donations simply when buying their lunch. When purchased, 10p from each sale will go towards funding an online support service for young carers.

YCNet – part of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers – is the only dedicated website and online support service for children and young people under the age of 18, who help to look after someone in their family with an illness, disability, drug/alcohol addiction or mental health problem. Some of the young carers are only five years old.

Earlier this year The Co-operative Group, launched its multi-million pound Inspiring Young People campaign. This is part of its ongoing support and commitment to helping young people in communities across the UK.

The three delicious sandwiches – all £2.50 – include a traditional Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry variety, featuring seasonal food such as butter basted turkey, pork, sage & onion stuffing with a sweet cranberry chutney, mayonnaise and smoke flavour sweetcure bacon on soft malted bread; a Wiltshire Ham & Braised Red Cabbage sandwich with apple and raisin chutney, mayonnaise and spinach on malted mixed grain& seed bread, and a Christmas Dinner Triple, which includes prawn cocktail, turkey & stuffing and cheddar cheese & chutney variants.

Helen Shaw, Sandwich Buyer at The Co-operative, commented: “The young carers’ online service – YCNet – provides a much-needed lifeline for many of these brave and inspiring young people across the country. We’re proud to be raising both money and awareness for this vital service, and this initiative is a great example of The Co-operative’s ongoing commitment to young people.”

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Profits From My Kitchen

Cooking with Denay has unveiled two new online classes for foodies nationwide. How to Operate a Home-Based Bakery is back by popular demand along with a new course, Cooking for a Crowd: Do It Yourself Catering. The classes are available online and designed to help bakers start a home-based bakery business; and help cooks learn the strategies and secrets behind cooking for large groups.

testEveryone knows economic times are growing more unpredictable by the minute. Who isn’t looking for a way to earn or save money? How to Operate a Home-Based Bakery is for anyone who would like to operate a home-bakery business and sell their products directly to the public. Currently, there are 11 states that allow home-based bakers to sell their baked goods to the public; Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont and Virginia, along with numerous counties across the United States.

The second online course, Cooking for a Crowd – Do it yourself catering is designed to teach students how to cook for large groups. The micro course offers strategies, techniques and recipes for feeding the masses affordably; teaching students catering tips and approaches. Cooking for a crowd is not something done weekly or even monthly, but when a host needs to serve a large group, it must be done with style and finesse.

Instructor, Detra Denay Davis, is devoted to teaching everyone how to get back to the basics and fire up the oven! Currently a cooking instructor for the Wake County Public School Lifelong Learning Program, some of Denay’s former students have included personal chefs who wanted to impact their bottom line, a baker from Mexico selling her unique flavored tortillas and a mother of six who wanted to save a bundle catering the graduation party for twin daughters. Denay maintains online learning offers students flexibility, allowing them to work at their own pace, interact and learn from students all over the nation.

About the Instructor
Detra Denay Davis is a writer and cooking instructor living in Cary, North Carolina. She writes a Blog for everyday food enthusiast and a food column for iEmporium.com. A former caterer from Detroit, Michigan, Denay was featured in Bon Appétit magazine and is an active member of the International Culinary Professionals Association (ICPA), Slow Food (Triangle Chapter), and Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization dedicated to keeping the diverse food cultures of the American South alive. When Denay is not teaching she is the organizer of the Culinary Historians of North Carolina. Email Denay at: denay@cookingwithdenay.com

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Floridians to name an official Florida State Sandwich

Florida recording artists Robin And The Giant have begun an informal campaign to recommend that the State Of Florida embrace the idea of declaring an official “state sandwich.” The idea stemmed from a radio conversation on NewsTalk 1370 WOCA, in Ocala, FL, when the morning-drive duo read that legislation was introduced in Massachusetts to make the “Fluffernutter” the official sandwich of the commonwealth. For those of you from outside of New England, a “Fluffernutter” is a simple sandwich composed of 2 slices of bread, peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff.

Listeners called the radio program to offer their own suggestions for the official Florida sandwich which included the Gator Burger, the Cuban Sandwich, the Barbecue Pork Sandwich, and the Peanut Butter And Jelly sandwich because of the large number of peanut farms in the state. Robin And The Giant say if you’d like to suggest a sandwich you can log onto their website at www.RobinAndTheGiant.com and enter your suggestion onto their “Guest” page.

While not a serious issue, it wouldn’t be the first time an official food made it to the Tallahassee think-tanks. Back in 2006, the Florida Senate passed a bill making Key Lime Pie the official state pie. Earlier that year, there had been some discussion that pecan pie should be the state pie, given the large number of pecan farms in the state.

Robin And The Giant have been a Florida based musical duo since 1988. Last year the duo released the song “To Infinity” which told the story, in ballad form, of the miraculous story of survival of Walter Marino and his 13-year-old son Christopher who were rescued after treading water in open ocean off the coast of Florida without lifejackets for 12 hours.

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Waitrose Launches New Range Of Seasonal Fine Foods With An International Twist Which Has Something To Suit All Tastes And Budgets

Waitrose has announced the launch of their new range of seasonal fine foods with something to suit all tastes and budgets.

As the credit crunch drives the appeal for home entertaining and dining, those watching the pennies this festive period can still enjoy the finest foods with the fresh party collection from Waitrose.

The new range offers an exciting collection of 38 contemporary canapés, with something to suit all tastes.

This latest range includes bite-sized classics from around the world, such as traditional styled classics with British recipes like Mini Beef Wellingtons, and Mini Yorkshire Puddings filled with beef, onion relish and crème fraîche with horseradish and mustard.

The Mediterranean collection includes Scallop and Chorizo Skewers, which are hand-made with slices of spicy Spanish chorizo and succulent scallops, marinated with roasted peppers, Sunblush tomato paste and parsley. Other Mediterranean favourites include the ever popular Brie and Cranberry Parcels, as well as Mushroom and Mascarpone Cups, Mini Bruschettas and Lamb Koftas.

The Oriental flavours which are on offer include Mini Salmon Fishcakes with a garlic and ginger dip, Mini Duck Spring Rolls, Spiced Chicken and Cashew Cakes and Paper Prawns.

The new Christmas recipes party food collection will be available in Waitrose branches from November 17th ensuring anyone can lay on an impressive buffet spread for their New Year’s celebration with minimum effort.

All items are suitable for home-freezing too, so they can keep be kept in the freezer through Christmas and into the New Year, and of course all come with the assurance that they are made with the highest quality ingredients.

The new party food collection will be available in Waitrose branches from November 17th About Waitrose Waitrose has 191 branches in its estate including stores in Wales and Scotland and has just been named Britain’s Best High Street Retailer at the Which? Awards 2008 and Supermarket of the Year by the RSPCA at its Good Business Awards in 2008. The food shop has won more major wine awards than any other retailer and was named Supermarket of the Year 2007 at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Waitrose sells over 1,700 organic products, over 60 different types of fish and seafood and more than 100 different cheeses. The food shop also enjoys one of the best reputations for dealing with farmers and suppliers

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