Dairy Queen says it will give a free Reindeer Bites Blizzard Treat to anyone who brings a live reindeer to a participating Dairy Queen or DQ Grill & Chill restaurant between 1 and 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve. "This is a special time of year and the perfect occasion to offer up a little magic to our customers with a festively fun promotion," said Michael Keller, chief brand officer.
Whole-fat dairy products contain trans-palmitoleic acid, which may improve "good" cholesterol and reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, researchers said. Their study found that people who had the highest blood levels of this fatty acid reduced their chances of getting diabetes by 62% compared with those with the lowest levels.
The House passed a food safety bill 215-144, setting the stage for President Barack Obama to sign it into law. Food processors will be required to develop safety plans and government officials will have more enforcement power under the law, which aims to prevent outbreaks of food-borne illness.
The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, scheduled for Jan. 9, is "the only bowl named after a cause," said Gary Cavalli, the game's co-founder and executive director. Started in 2002 as the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl, the event will take place at AT&T Park in San Francisco, pitting Nevada against Boston College with Kraft Foods and Feeding America donating a food-bank meal for every ticket sold.
Although Nestle had $28.3 billion in cash this year after selling its Alcon stake, the company did not get involved in the year's big purchases of Cadbury, Del Monte or Russia's Wimm-Bill-Dann Dairy & Juice Co. Instead, it is investing in a new Health Science unit that will develop foods and drinks aimed at preventing or treating chronic diseases.