Friday, April 29, 2016

Flexitol Introduces a NEW regimen of safe and effective eczema care, designed specifically for kid

For Immediate Release
April 2016
At Flexitol, we understand the day-to-day challenges that kids with eczema face. We know that keeping a child's skin healthy and managing flare-ups require more than just an eczema cream - it requires a regimen of care. That's why we've created our Happy Little Bodies line of eczema care products.

Introducing an alternative (non-steroidal) yet clinically proven, safer treatment range for young skin suffering from Eczema.  The new Happy Little Bodies all natural regimen or range of products includes:
  • Eczema Body Wash and Shampoo (175mL)
    (A gentle, soap-free and non-irritating
    2-in-1 body wash and shampoo that helps manage skin irritation, itching and dryness)

  • Eczema Moisturizing Lotion (175mL)
    (Daily use skin protectant against dryness, natural ingredients - no steroids,
    no paraffin, no cortisone, no parabens,
    no coal or pine tar and is fragrance-free)

  • Eczema Relief Cream (56g)
    (Soothes rashes and flare-ups with natural ingredients and protects and helps relieve minor skin irritation and itching)
Treatment of eczema is really a regimen, and use of an appropriate emollient is integral part of eczema management.  Guidelines recommend the consistent and liberal use of emollients and skin protectants for the prevention and maintenance of the epidermal skin barrier in patients with eczema; their use may even reduce the need for topical corticosteroid use.

Emollients and skin protectants help soften the texture of skin and relieve severe itching due to excessive dryness. Emollients also add a protective layer that helps aid water retention and inhibits irritant entry. The new Happy Little Bodies skin care regimen was created with all this in mind.

For more information on eczema and children, the following are excellent resources:
  • EczemaCanada website
  • Eczema Society of Canada website
  • Canadian Dermatology Association website
To view more details online, please click here: Flexitol Happy Little Bodies Announcement Details

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The 1st Symposium on Human, Food and Health (HFH) was Held in Iran

The 1st Symposium on Human, Food and Health was held in the northern city of Lahijan. 
The event focused on man and health aimed at bringing scientific and research circles
 and executive authorities in the food industry closer together. Experts, researchers
 and producers active in the food industry attended the conference organized by the 
Nadi Food Industries.
LAHIJAN, Iran, Apr. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nadi Food Industries: The 1st HFH
Symposium aimed to marry theory and practice, hence drawing on scientific research
and findings to improve the quality of foodstuffs and increase productivity in the food industry.

The keynote speaker was Keramatollah Rezaei, a professor at Tehran University
who has been picked as a top researcher by Essential Science Indicators, Thompson
 Reuters (ISI-ESI) and who is among the world's top food scientists and elite. In his speech
 titled "Functional Foods," he said, "Such foods not only serve their preliminary and basic
 purpose, but have additional function in the nutrition domain beyond simply functioning
as foodstuffs. These foods not only prevent, but also cure some diseases."
The following were among the topics high on the agenda at the symposium:
  • The role of foodstuffs in health
  • The role of grains and seeds in healthy nutrition
  • The role of flour products in healthy nutrition
  • The role of new technologies in improving the quality of packaged food products
  • The importance of food industry brands in maintaining sustainable development
The event sought to highlight that the concept of "human" is associated with "health",
which plays a determining role in the growth and formation of sustainable development
 in the food industry in Iran. The participants also turned the spotlight on the social
responsibility of producers and authorities in the food industry as one of the key
duties they should fulfill.
On the sidelines of the ceremony, the Nadi Food Industry unveiled Shapka and
 Tobachi brands. Shapka produces different types of cake and soft flour products.
 Six products of this very brand also hit the shelves across Iran at the same time
 that the symposium was underway. Tobachi will produce various kinds of snacks.
 For now, it has produced the peanut snack and cheese snack (Parmesan and Cheddar),
and will soon offer a whole range of tastes and flavors.
Media Contact:
Mr. Mohamadzadeh,
Tel: +98 912 1104884
Press Release By: Akhbar Rasmi Media Agency

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"The safety of our blood system is being jeopardized," says blood safety and health care advocates

Ottawa, Ontario- Advocates for blood safety and health care held a joint media conference earlier today calling on the federal government to revoke the license of Canadian Plasma Resources and implement the recommendations of the Krever Inquiry which called for blood and blood products to be collected from voluntary, non-renumerated donors. 

"Despite the recommendation for 100 per cent voluntary, non-remunerated blood collection by the World Health Organization, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society, and many others, Canada has just begun remunerating donors," said Adrienne Silnicki, Canadian Health Coalition. "I don't understand why Federal Health Minister, Jane Philpott, is allowing Canada to move backwards and jeopardize the safety of our blood system. Despite evidence from other countries which show a donor-remunerated plasma system will directly compete with our voluntary system, the Federal government has still given CPR the green light." 

In February, Health Canada gave an establishment license to Canadian Plasma Resources so that they could begin collecting plasma from donors that would be compensated with a $25 gift card. CPR has set up collection centres next to methadone clinics, homeless shelters, university campuses and across the street from payday loan centres and pawn shops.

"Our blood system came on the backs of people burying their kids. 30,000 people were infected with hepatitis C; 2,000 people were infected with HIV and now we're showing that we haven't learned our lesson," said Andrew Cumming, co-infected hemophiliac.  

"It is the sole responsibility of Canadian Blood Services to collect all blood and plasma on behalf of the public. Selling off a major stake in our blood system contravenes the promise that was made to Canadians in the most fundamental way since our blood tragedy, this situation is a total betrayal of public trust. Selling off our blood system to the pharmaceutical
industry is not an option," said Kat Lanteigne, Co-founder of

The Canadian Health Coalition and are calling on the federal government to revoke Canadian Plasma Resources' license and implement Mr. Justice Horace Krever's recommendations from his inquiry into the tainted blood scandal. Among those recommendations were: 

1. That the Canadian blood supply be governed by five basic principles:      
Blood is a public resource.
Donors should not be paid.
Sufficient blood should be collected so that importation from other countries is unnecessary.
Access to blood and blood products should be free and universal.
Safety of the blood supply system is paramount. (Recommendation #2)

2. Whole blood, plasma and platelets must be collected in sufficient quantities to meet domestic needs for blood components and blood products (vol. 3, Recommendation #2, p.1047)

3. Canadian plasma should be custom fractionated, in batches consisting only of Canadian plasma...(Vol. 3, Recommendation #5, p.1051)

Krever also recommended that no part of the national blood operators duties be contracted out to other parties. 

The Canadian Health Coalition and are also calling on provincial and territorial governments to implement legislation banning the sale of blood and blood products as was done in Quebec and Ontario. To meet the supply needs of Canadians for plasma used in medicines, Canadian Blood Services must re-open the plasma collection centres they've closed in recent years and open new, voluntary donation centres. 


For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact:

Adrienne Silnicki 
National Coordinator
Canadian Health Coalition
Cell: 613-402-6793


Kat Lanteigne 
Cell: 647.272.7381

The Canadian Health Coalition is a public advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and improvement of Medicare. You can learn more about our work on our website (

Friday, April 15, 2016

Healthy French Fry Brand, Veggie Fries®, Wins Prestigious Expo West Pitch-Slam Award

-- Boston, Massachusetts-based Farmwise, LLC's Veggie Fries® has disrupted the frozen
 food aisle and turned convention on its head.  Veggie Fries bested nearly 100
 new companies to win top prize at the Natural Products Expo West Pitch-Slam.
 Expo West is the world's largest natural products show with over 70,000
 attendees and 3,000 exhibitors. See what founder and enthusiastic foodie, 
Dave Peters, had to say about his recent win and the mass appeal of 
Veggie Fries:

Boston Family Invents Healthy French Fries

So what's Veggie Fries' secret? This family-run business took the beloved
 French Fry and made it healthier for the modern family. Says Peters,
"Today's modern parents demand a healthier spin on the beloved foods
 from their own childhoods. However, kids want great taste. With
Veggie Fries, they get the best of both worlds—crispy, fluffy,
delicious French Fries that are healthy too."
Not only are Veggie Fries packed with farm-grown vegetables,
legumes and potatoes, they're also:
  • Non-GMO verified
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Very low in sodium
  • Free of the top eight allergens, including wheat, dairy, soy and nuts
  • A good source of fiber
  • An excellent source of vitamins A, C, or K
One thing is clear: Veggie Fries are not your average French Fries.
 Check out VEG TV's interview with Peters to discuss the brand's
attributes: Industry and consumer response
 is overwhelmingly positive and Veggie Fries are flying out of frozen
food aisles across the country.
Find them at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Wegmans, Stop & Shop,
Giant, Harris Teeter and other leading supermarkets and natural foods stores.
For more information, contact Cristina Peters at
 or visit

Monday, April 11, 2016

New Research Finds Canned Tomatoes As Effective As Fresh Vegetables In Helping People Eat More Vegetables

Latest Findings Presented at the 2016 Experimental Biology Conference 
 attended by over 14,000 scientists
OMAHA, Neb., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for
 Americans recommend most Americans consume 2.5 cups of vegetables
a day, a goal almost 9 out of 10 Americans are not meeting (i)
. But research coming out of the Illinois Institute of Technology and presented
at the 2016 Experimental Biology Conference April 2-6 in San Diego,
Calif shows that canned tomatoes may be a good gateway vegetable to
 help people meet these veggie goals.
The study, which looked at 21 adults' vegetable consumption, found that
 participants who were encouraged to add either one cup of Hunt's
tomatoes or one cup of raw vegetables to their diets both increased their
total vegetable intake during the study. When eating canned tomatoes,
participants increased their intake to 2.28 cups, just shy of the
recommended 2.5 cups a day. When adding raw vegetables, they
increased it to 2.58 cups. The amounts were not statistically different
 from each other, but were significantly higher than starting intakes.
"It's not news that people struggle to eat adequate vegetables,"
says Britt Burton-Freeman, PhD, Associate Professor of Food Science
and Nutrition, Illinois Institute of Technology. "This research showed that
 fresh isn't the only way to meet vegetable requirements. In fact, encouraging
vegetable consumption from convenient sources like canned tomatoes, tomato
sauces, tomato paste and puree can help people more easily include
vegetables in their diets." 
This research was supported by ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG).
 For more information about the study, visit
 Visit for quick, easy and nutritious recipes ideas to help incorporate
tomatoes into your diet.

In the randomized, cross-over study, 21 adults were encouraged
to add either one cup of Hunt's canned tomatoes (sauce, diced,
whole, stewed or paste) or one cup of raw vegetables to their
diets for two weeks each to test whether they would be able to
 increase their total vegetable intake. Participants' starting vegetable
 intake was 1.43 cups. Food group intakes were assessed using
USDA's Food Pattern Equivalents Database.
Both groups increased vegetable consumption during the study.
The average total vegetable intake between Tomato and Raw
interventions at Week 2 were not statistically different, but both
were higher than starting intake. When eating canned tomatoes,
 participants increased their daily total vegetable intake to 2.28 cups.
When adding raw vegetables, they increased it to 2.58 cups.
About ConAgra Foods 
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), is one of North America's leading
 packaged food companies with recognized brands such as
 Marie Callender's®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Hebrew National®,
Orville Redenbacher's®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, PAM®,
Snack Pack®, Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®,
Hunt's® and many other ConAgra Foods brands found in grocery,
convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods
 also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen
potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable,
spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants,
foodservice operators and commercial customers.
For more information, please visit us at
(i) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and
U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines
 for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015.
For more information, please contact: Nicole Noren
(402) 240-5469

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


It’s no wonder that Western Connecticut is a magnet for flower lovers each spring.
Ten acres of daffodils, seven acres of peonies, a neighborhood where thousands
of dogwoods bloom and a famous nursery’s multi-acre display garden make for
a spectacular start to the season in this scenic region of the state. And all of the
 displays are open free to the public.
The beauty begins early in April at the Laurel Ridge Foundation near Litchfield.
The 10,000 daffodil bulbs sowed here in 1941 have multiplied many times to
 form a sea of yellow and white carpeting acres of woodland fields. Everyone
is invited to enjoy the scene during blooming season through May, when grounds
 are open from dawn to dusk. The area is closed the rest of the year. The Laurel
 Ridge Foundation is located on Wigwam Road, off Route 254 in Northfield,
 near Litchfield. See details at
Just in time for a special Mothers Day outing, the 81st annual Dogwood
Festival May 6 to 8 will light up the historic Greenfield Hill neighborhood in
Fairfield. Plantings that began way back in 1705 have grown to prodigious
 numbers that canopy the byways of this lovely area. Besides the  dogwoods,
the festival offers New England artisans and crafters, an art show, a tag sale,
a plant boutique, live music, and children’s activities.

Mid-May brings the annual Peony Festival, a Technicolor floral show in
 Thomaston, where Cricket Hill Gardens is celebrating its 27th anniversary
as a prize source for these big, beautiful blossoms.

The family-owned gardens
 are a prime source for rare Chinese tree peonies. among the largest and most
 colorful of all flowers. Over 400 varieties can be seen in the seven acre peony
 display garden, along with a demonstration orchard of fruit trees such as
 Asian pears, pawpaws, persimmons, quinces, and heirloom apples.
 Tree peonies are expected to bloom this year from the third week of May
 to early June, followed by herbaceous peonies and intersectional peonies
 to the third week of June. The public is invited during this peak season,
when Cricket Hill will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Litchfield’s White Flower Farm, one of American’s leading mail order
sources for bulbs and perennials, opens its many acres of extravagant d
isplay gardens with tulips and other seasonal blooms beginning in April.
It remains beautiful with changing seasonal displays through October.

 Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information about spring gardens and a free copy of Unwind, a full-color,
152-page booklet detailing what to do and see, and where to stay, shop and
dine in the Litchfield Hills and Fairfield County in Western Connecticut,
contact the Western Connecticut Visitors Bureau, PO Box 968, Litchfield,
CT 06759, (860) 567-45606, or visit their web site at

Friday, April 1, 2016

Freshslice Pizza: British Columbia Based Freshslice Pizza Shatters All Records With The New Opening in Prince George

British Columbia Based Freshslice Pizza Shatters All Records With
 The New Opening in Prince George

- Earlier this month, Freshslice Pizza had their soft opening in Prince George,
 British Columbia and shattered all sales records and is following up this
 Saturday, April 2 with its official Grand Opening!

"With our closest restaurant almost 1,000 kilometers away in Vancouver,
 this new record is a strong testament to the brand power our system
 has built up over the years. I won't be surprised to see more records
 fall as we grow across Canada," said Ray Russell founder and C.E.O. of
Freshslice Pizza.
Prince George is a new beachhead for this aggressively growing successful B.C.
 based brand and so it was chosen as the ideal location to unveil its new
 "Vision 2020" interior. The project to upgrade the look of the physical plant
 started April 2015 and saw an investment of more than 1,000 hours of
 Freshslice senior management time.
Gord Metcalfe, owner of PixxelFactory Design Studio in Burnaby, B.C.,
 says the new esthetic is meant to make the dine-in experience more
comfortable and inviting. "We sought to freshen the look of the stores to
 better comport with 21st-century tastes, combining some traditional
old-world elements, such as a vaulted ceiling feature clad in aged brick with
 a light, modern colour palette adjacent to a muted mix stone, contemporary
 floor and wall tile, subtle wood grains and metal accents," he says, adding several
existing restaurants are slated to be renovated. The redesign also incorporates
 high-resolution, panoramic photo wall graphics, an array of more traditional
glass pendants, contemporary sculpted glass suspended units and recessed,
 linear LED lights.
"We want our customers to walk into our pizzerias and think of them as
 world-class, but success ultimately depends on the people behind the counter,"
 Russell says. Several Grand Opening ongoing activities are planned for
 this Saturday  opening from 11 am, at the 999 Central Street,
Prince George location.
94.3 FM, the GOAT will be on site 2-6pm with special giveaways every hour.
"Pizza by the slice is something new and exciting in this market! When
 I met Ray and the Freshslice team last year, I knew that this was an up
 and coming and brand and that I wanted to be a part of it! We are very
 excited to continue to expand the Freshslice brand in the North!
" Stewart Malqunas ex N.H.L. professional hockey player, and newest
Freshslice Franchisee Partner said.
Freshslice Pizza is the fastest growing B.C. based pizza franchise which has
 grown to over 70 locations in British Columbia over the last 16 years,
 picking up the Consumers' Choice Award for Business Excellence
along the way. As a healthy alternative Freshslice features multigrain
dough low fat mozzarella and low calorie sauces as well as several
 side dishes, desserts, and gluten free options.
1610 Ingleton Avenue,
Burnaby BC, V5C 5R9     

Media Contact:Tom Horler
Freshslice Pizza
604-251-7444 ext. 107