Friday, January 13, 2012

Tid Bits

How many people are dealing with regulatory issues right now concerning trans-fats? It's tricky, but can be done. Cleveland isn’t too happy with the government and is involved now in a lawsuit to prove it. After a vote to ban the sale of non-packaged foods containing man made trans fats by local food establishments last April, the state of Ohio is imposing these restrictions beginning January 1, 2013 and adding yeasted foods and cake batter type products in July of 2013. Legally, the state is able to do this based on a home rule municipality in the state’s constitution but the food service industry believes this makes it difficult to grow their business. What do you think? Read more here.

Remember when I said tea is becoming more and more popular? According to Sara Lee Corporation has just recently purchased Tea Forte in an effort to grow its presence in the luxury tea segment. They will be adding it to their ‘CoffeeTeaCo’ business which is aimed for large growth. Tea Forte had a revenue of 12 million dollars in 2011, is known for its handcrafted teas and packaging. You can find it in many high end restaurants, hotels and resorts spanning 35 countries. Don’t wait!! I’m telling you…there’s nothing like a great cup of tea in the afternoon. Sit down to one at 4:00 today, and I'll do the same...we'll tea together!

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