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Lower-Sodium Bread

Customers watching their salt intake will appreciate the fact that the sodium content has been lowered by 10 percent in a dozen of the most popular breads from Signature Breads. They're also trans fat-free and made without high fructose corn syrup or preservatives. Visit

Lager-Battered Seafood

Icelandic® USA introduces the 11-oz. Haddock Yuengling® Lager battered product to its line. The pre-portioned 11 oz. Haddock is dipped in an authentic classic Yuengling® Lager batter. Icelandic® and D.G. Yuengling & Son began their partnership in 2007 to create classic battered seafood. For more information, visit

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Avocado Recipes

For recipe ideas and Cinco de Mayo menu suggestions from the California Avocado Commission, visit More fresh avocados are used on and around Cinco de Mayo than any other time of year. Foodservice recipes include Beef Salad with Chipotle and Avocado.

Caramel Couverture

Caramel and chocolate are two of the world's most popular flavors, and chocolate maker Valrhona has married these flavors in Caramélia milk chocolate couverture. It uses genuine dairy-based ingredients-skim milk and butter. For foodservice product information from Valrhona USA, call 718-522-7007.

Cocktail Call

The new Monin Ultimate Cocktail App is now available for the iPhone, iTouch, iPad and Android systems. It offers a range of 300 beverage recipes created by the Monin Beverage Innovation Directors. The Monin Ultimate Cocktail App is free and available on the iTunes Store and Android market. For information about Monin Gourmet Flavorings, visit

Ham for Spring Menus

Quality Wright® Brand ham from Tyson Food Service helps make catered holiday events and dinner parties more memorable. You'll appreciate the quality, consistency and taste. Product tiers make it easy to select a ham that suits your menu needs and price point. For product specifications and menu ideas, visit

Soyfoods Month

April is National Soyfoods Month, and The Soyfoods Council offers a variety of menu ideas to help you celebrate the occasion. Recipes from chefs around the country feature tofu, frozen fresh edamame, soymilk, canned soybeans and other soyfoods. For ideas and recipes, visit

Blackened Seafood

American Pride Seafoods introduces Blackened Seafood, created in partnership with Chef Paul Prudhomme. The premium line is completely preseasoned and features popular species such as tuna, salmon and flaky white fish. For detailed product information, visit

Update on Eggs

Eggs are lower in cholesterol than you may have thought, according to new nutriton data from the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. Results show the average amount of cholesterol in one large egg is 185 mg, 14 percent lower than previously recorded. The analysis also showed that large eggs contain 41 IU of Vitamin D, which represents a 64 percent increase. For information on cholesterol and the nutrition benefits of eggs from The American Egg Board, visit For foodservice recipes, visit