Elevation Brands, Framingham, Mass., and Slade Gorton, Boston, launched gluten-free, allergen-friendly “center-of-the-plate” Child Nutrition (CN) products for the school foodservice industry. Sold under the Ian’sand ICYBAYbrands, these products meet all new school lunch standards, including “whole grain rich” criteria, less than 10% of calories from saturated fat and 0 grams of trans fats. And, sodium levels fall between 160-390 mg per serving. The new line features two chicken and six fish options with two distinct gluten-free and allergy-friendly whole grain batter and breading systems.


Blue Horizon Wild, Framingham, Mass., brought white tablecloth seafood to consumers’ kitchen tables thanks to its first line of seafood entrées, made using the classic French cooking method of steaming recipes in a sealed wrapper or en papillote, which seals in natural juices and nutrients that are typically lost during other cooking methods such as baking, sautéing and broiling. The line comes in Seafood Cioppino, Sweet & Spicy Sole, Mediterranean Salmon and Seafood Enchiladas. Each is prepared in small batches and features all-natural ingredients and responsibly sourced sustainable seafood from artisan fishing communities. This line can be found in either the seafood or frozen food cases of retailers nationwide.


Revolution Foods, Oakland, Calif., introduced Revolution Foods Meal Kits, created specifically for kids. They come in Turkey & Cheddar, Ham & Cheddar, Cheese Pizza and Peanut Butter & Jelly varieties. These meal kits boast natural, high-quality ingredients and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and can be found in the refrigerated section at grocery stores, such as Safeway, HEB, Central Market, King Soopers, Whole Foods and Target nationwide.


UK frozen food manufacturer Birds Eye is targeting the adult market with the launch of its latest take on frozen fish cakes. These melt-in-the-middle fish cakes are designed as a “mid-week meal solution.” They come in Cod, Tomato & Herb and Haddock & Creamy Cheese.


Butterball, LLC, Garner, N.C., introduced new dinner solutions that make mealtime more convenient for families. Butterball Every Day Turkey Chops, Grillers Turkey Chops and Chef Selects feature unseasoned turkey chops that are fresh cuts of turkey and grillers marinated in barbeque and applewood smoke and are 98% fat free. Both products are sized to fit any grill, and are ready in less than eight minutes.


Lifestyle Foods, York, Pa., introduced a new line of healthy, high-end sandwiches, available beginning in January. This sandwich line features whole grain ciabatta bread with Grilled Chicken Breast, Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Cured Ham and Vegetarian Grilled Veggies and Hummus varieties accompanied by lettuce and salad dressing. And, each filling portion delivers 310-440 calories. These sandwiches come with a suggested retail price of $4.49-5.99 for a 9-ounce container.