McCormick has finalized its acquisition of Stubb's premium barbecue sauce seller One World Foods for about $100 million, expanding the company's portfolio of grilling products. The company forecasts annual sales of $30 million this year, with double-digit annual growth during the next several years.
As executive chef for the Zac Brown Band, Rusty Hamlin has organized more than 120 "eat and greet" events, feeding fans of the country music with his fresh take on Southern food. He uses local ingredients for dishes including a salad of heirloom tomatoes, smoked corn, pickles and edamame, topped with a vinaigrette of molasses, pickle juice and whiskey.
A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found caffeine may protect against arterial fibrillation rather than increase a person's risk for the cardiovascular event. Researchers using data from the Women's Health Study found coffee, tea, cola and chocolate were not significantly associated with AF and, in moderation, actually provided a small but significant protective effect.
A pilot program at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital is comparing the long-term safety and efficacy of two methods of helping diabetics lose weight and reduce their medications. About half of participants will get weight-loss surgery and half will participate in a weight-loss program created for obese patients with diabetes.
Gluten-free foods are beneficial to people with celiac disease, but don't promote weight loss or boost nutrition, experts say. "Many packaged gluten-free products are even higher in carbs, sugar, fat and calories than their regular counterparts, and they tend to be lower in fiber, vitamins and iron," said a registered dietitian on the medical advisory board of the Celiac Disease Foundation.