Menufacturer News

PanSaver Anniversary

PanSaver® (400°F) Ovenable Pan Liner from M & Q Packaging Corporation is celebrating its 10th year in the foodservice Industry. PanSaver®, with its patented Contour Fit®, eliminates the loss of servings in the corners of the liner. PanSaver® is sold in more than 30 countries and is available in two dozen standard sizes with custom sizes available as well. Visit www.pansaver.com [2] or call 877-726-7287.

Supplier Awarded

X Café, a manufacturer of coffee extracts, received the 2008 Award for Innovation in Business by the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE). The group was the first to honor such companies as Ben & Jerry's and Nantucket Nectars.

IACP Awards USA Rice

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) recently presented the USA Rice Federation with a 2008 Award of Excellence for its corporate marketing campaign. The award recognized USA Rice's comprehensive, web-centric foodservice program: “Rethink U.S. Rice: Endless Menu Possibilities.” The Corporate Marketing Campaign award recognizes the most innovative and successful marketing campaign launched in 2007.

Entree Marketing

Tyson Food Service is giving operators a boost through its new marketing campaign, Working at the Heart of Your Menu. The campaign features print advertising highlighting operators' connection with consumers via the menu. Visit www.tysonfoodservice.com [3] or call 800-24-TYSON.

Better Bottles

A new half-liter flavored noncarbonated bottle from Pepsi uses 20 percent less plastic. The bottle will be introduced in the Lipton Iced Tea, Tropicana, Aquafina FlavorSplash and Aquafina Alive brands. Visit www.pepsiproductfacts.com [4].

WMMB Appointment

Sales and marketing professional Sara Hill has joined the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board as culinary manager, Cheese Education. Hill works with culinary schools, chefs and retailers to inrease their knowledge and usage of Wisconsin cheese.

Burger Winner

Cargill Meat Solutions announced the winner of the TNT Top Burger Challenge with celebrity guest judge, Chef Marcus Samuelsson. Chef Andrew Casale of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, took home the $10,000 prize for his Black & Green burger with toppings that include provolone cheese, oven-dried tomato halves and black and green tapenades. Vist www.cargillfoodservice.com [5].