Egg supplies rebound to normal levels
PARK RIDGE, IL – The egg supply in the U.S. is said to have completely recovered from the impact suffered from avian flu in 2015. One industry analyst, Rick Brown, senior v.p., Urner Barry, reports whole egg prices are now at a 10-year low.
“The abundant supply of eggs means that Americans’ love affair with breakfast sandwiches and breakfast in general can continue,” saysAnne L. Alonzo, president and CEO of the American Egg Board. “And an ample egg supply is assured for fall specials, limited time offers or new ideas for portable, handheld items, which have never been more popular.” A study found that 28 percent of all consumers eat breakfast away from home, compared to 11 percent 10 years ago. NPD Group reports that breakfast visits at quick service restaurants (QSRs) grew five percent in the year ending in February with breakfast sandwiches showing particular growth during that period and “hearty” breakfast sandwiches introduced by leading QSRs appeal to the population segment most likely to purchase breakfast from a restaurant (82 percent), U.S. men ages 18-34.3 Visit www.aeb.com for more info and recipes.
Slade Gorton CEO speaks out on catfish inspection
BOSTON – SeafoodSource.com writes that Kim Gorton, president and CEO of Boston-based supplier and distributor Slade Gorton, wrote a critical piece in Forbes about the leadership of the United States House of Representatives for the way it handled proposed regulations governing inspections of imported catfish.
Since May, House leaders have tabled a Senate-passed resolution that would eliminate a law that currently divides catfish inspection duties between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Gorton wrote in Forbes that the current inspection situation is “wasteful and duplicative.”
4th Annual National Kale Day coming up
NEW YORK – October 5 marks the fourth annual National Kale Day, spearheaded by co-founders Dr. Drew Ramsey & Chef Jennifer Iserloh, authors of 50 Shades of Kale in 2013 when they hosted the first event in October and reached hundreds of thousands of consumers gaining millions of impressions for kale.
This year, all DeCA military commissaries throughout the U.S. are promoting kale October 3-9. In addition to the weeklong promotion, all 144 commissaries will have special signage and in-store events that include demos and recipes of kale smoothies, stir-fry and salads. Facilitated by an advertising grant from Google, National Kale Day will promote a free downloadable e-cookbook featuring nearly two dozen kale recipes, and the $1000 cool cash kale giveaway. National Kale Day has touched 10 countries, multiple health care institutions, retailers, restaurants and and schools with some of the largest school districts in the country including New York Public Schools planning to serve up kale.