New Products
Bumble Bee Seafoods Inc.
plans to market test Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna b�0;0;0;0;1C;Touch of Lemonb�0;0;0;0;1D; in water, with natural lemon flavor. The company received a temporary permit from FDA to test market the product, since it deviates from the U.S. standard of identity for canned tuna. The permit allows Bumble Bee to measure consumer acceptance of the product, identify mass production problems, and assess commercial feasibility. Bumble Bee is based in San Diego, Calif.

ConAgra Foods Specialty Potato Products introduced Lamb WestonB. Amaizeing Friesb�0;0;0;0;4;" in July. The fries offer a flavor medley of French-fried potatoes and seasoned corn. The corn masa batter delivers a crispy coating and superior heat retention. The fries can be deep fried or baked. The product comes in a wide, plank-line cut style with ridges and the CrissCutB. style. Both are ideal for dipping and are marketed to the foodservice industry. ConAgra Foods Specialty Potato Products is based in Eagle, Idaho.

Pita Products L.L.C. introduced PitaChips in July. The baked, all-natural snack comes in five flavors: White Cheddar, JalapeC1o & Cheddar, Honey & Wheat, Sun Dried Tomato & Basil, and Sea Salt. They are made of 100% baked pita dough and contain no hydrogenated oils, saturated fat, preservatives, cholesterol, or added sugar (except Honey & Wheat). In comparison to other snack foods, PitaChips are low in carbohydrates, calories, and fat and are intended to appeal to health-conscious consumers as a healthy snack alternative. The White CheddarB and JalapeC1o & Cheddar are vegetarian, while the Sea Salt and Sun Dried Tomato & Basil are vegan. The company also makes the Pita Snax line of pillow-shaped puffs of pita dough in five flavors. The company is based in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Cadbury Adams is reintroducing the vintage gum brands Beemanb�0;0;0;0;19;s, Clove, and Black Jack for a limited run beginning in September 2003. Black Jack was first introduced in the late 19th century. Beemanb�0;0;0;0;19;s contains pepsin and is known for its stomach-settling properties. Clove was first introduced at the time Prohibition was repealed in 1934; its spicy aroma was intended to hide any trace of spirits. Each brand maintains its original packaging design and unique formula. Cadbury Adams is part of Cadbury Schweppes, which is based in London, England.