SUPPLIER RECALLS 1.7 MILLION POUNDS OF FROZEN CHICKEN???

A Maine poultry company that sells products to several retailers including a popular grocery store chain in the tri-state and New England has recalled more than 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken over concerns that they may be contaminated with salmonella.

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To learn more visit http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Barber-Foods-Chicken-Recall-Million-Pound-Frozen-Products-Salmonella–314731311.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrand

News About Plastic Food Containers and Wraps Becoming More Harmful

A recent article in The Atlantic magazine (site below) cites new research from NYU’s School of Medicine that indicates plastics leach chemicals (phthalates) into foods when put in the microwave, freezer or dishwater that can cause detrimental effects to children (diabetes problems, hypertension, et al.)  Premier Classic Products are phthalate-free.

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Introducing Premier’s new packaging, display and discount offer!

Premier Packaging 1Now available on our web site (www.pregrp.com) is an offer for a starter set priced at $10.50 (plus shipping) for 3 bowls and 3 matching lids.  These bowls are the authentic thing!  They are absolutely pure to the level of one part per 40 billion.  So, why risk ingesting contaminants such as animal byproducts from road kill and euthanized stray cats and dogs? Order your set now while the deal lasts.

All Vegetarian Drive-Thru Coming Soon???

The Huffington Post reports that Amy’s Kitchen will be opening an all-vegetarian drive-thru in July.  The first restaurant will open in Rohnert Park, California, a city north of San Francisco.  Vegetarian diets have doubled over the past five years so hopefully this will be the first of many restaurants nationwide.

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To learn more visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/18/amys-drive-thru-vegetarian-amys-kitchen_n_7612660.html

What Are the Dangers of Plastic Food Storage Containers???

Some plastic food containers are not formulated to withstand the effects of being heated in a microwave oven. The United States Department of  Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service warns that such containers can melt or warp in the heat. Additionally, the USDA says various kinds of harmful chemicals can end up in your food if you put a non-microwave-safe plastic container in a microwave.

 

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This article was found in Livestrong.Com.  To obtain more information, go to http://www.livestrong.com/article/173172-what-are-the-dangers-of-plastic-food-storage-containers/

 

 

New research found that exposure to the petrochemical-derived compounds known as phthalates can play a significant role in affecting a woman’s sexual desire.

Food storagePhthalates (pronounced “thallets”) are found in plastics, pharmaceutical drugs, cosmetics, insecticides, and even baby care products.  They have been linked to asthma, birth defects, and cancer. Some medications are coated in a type of phthalate known as di-n-butyl-phthalate.  They recommend storing food in glass containers.  It’s why Premier Group International (www.pregrp.com) makes “safe” plastic food storage products.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/not-tonight-ive-had-too-many-toxins.html#ixzz3VEKe66uL

We at Premier Group Intl have for years been concerned about the ingredients in plastic, now even the ubiquitous health bar is under scrutiny for ingredients! Do you see a trend?

In the rush to appeal to the recent trends of non-GMO, real ingredients, trendy ingredients and simple labels, we appear to have forgotten that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans. Food manufacturers have the opportunity to help fight this killer disease with a number of effective food ingredients without compromising taste. The positive associations of soy protein, phytosterols, soluble, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids with hearth health are explored along with methods of optimizing snack bar formulas to deliver great taste and texture.

Formulating Bars for Heart Health