Livestock Conference Set for May
., an agricultural consulting firm, will be holding its annual Livestock, Meat, Poultry & Dairy Spring Conference and Industry Overview here May 11 and 12.
The event, targeted to meat, poultry and livestock executives, will focus on meat pricing, supply and demand, and changing economics that affect the industry.
Seiji Mori, chairman of the Tokyo Grain Exchange, will conduct a special session on the proposed "Australian Full Set Beef Futures Contract."
For more information on the conference, contact Sparks Cos. at (800) 238-6083 or (901) 766-4600.
Meat Group Changes Its Name
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Western States Meat Association here has changed its name to the National Meat Association. The trade group's board of directors voted in favor of the name change at its annual convention in San Francisco last month.
The group said defining itself as "Western" limited its ability to represent members on issues of national scope.
The trade association represents meat packers and processors as well as equipment manufacturers and suppliers who serve the meat industry. The association has some 600 members in the United States and has members in Canada and Mexico as well.
Dannon Sponsors Essay Contest
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Dannon Co. here is sponsoring a consumer essay contest to kick off the addition of five new flavors to its "Light" and "Light 'N Crunch" yogurt lines.
The new items, slated to roll out in June, include strawberry-kiwi, tangerine chiffon, coconut cream pie and mint chocolate cream pie in the "Light" line and caramel apple crunch in the "Light 'N Crunchy" line.
Consumers will have a chance to win $5,000 and appear in print newspaper ads for the new yogurt for writing, in 20 words of less, what they think about Dannon's new yogurts. Each entrant will receive $1 in Dannon coupons.
Stella Offering Italian Cookbook
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Italian cheese manufacturer Stella Foods here is offering a new cookbook, titled, "Mangia Mangia," which features Italian cheese recipes.
The 250-page book includes items such as spaghetti with four cheeses, light ricotta sauce, stuffed eggplant, fried mozzarella and toasted garlic bread. The recipes are written in both English and Italian.
The offer is part of the company's year-long "Spotlight on Italian Cheese" program that includes point-of-sale materials and other consumer information that promote the use of Italian cheeses.
A copy of the book, written by syndicated columnist Giusy Gallo, can be obtained from Stella by sending $3.95 and four Stella Cheese labels and register receipts, or for $6.95 and two labels and register receipts.
Stella Foods, whose brands include Stella, Frigo, Gardenia and Dragone, is a unit of Specialty Foods Corp., a group of diversified entrepreneurial food companies with annual sales of $2 billion.