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Coming Soon to a Grocery Store Near You

More organic choices started showing up in the supermarket aisles in 20055, including products from such mainstream brands as Ragu, Orville Redenbacher and Ocean Spray. That trend will continue in 2006 along with more whole grains in soups, pretzels and even cakes!

Expect lots more dark chocolate products as well. (YEAH!) And yes, there'll even be more organic chocolate.

Also showing up: More details on food labels, as new federal rules are requiring food makers to start posting the amount of trans fat on their products. Food companies also must specify if any of their products contain one of eight allergens known to prompt serious food reactions (milk, egg, peanut, nut, fish, shellfish, wheat or soy).

Those are some of the culinary changes ahead for this year, detailed in today's Washington Post Food Section. Personally, there are some trends I will patiently await (the return of sauerkraut?), but there are others, such as the return of butterscotch, that I'll eagerly looking forward to.

By  |  January 4, 2006; 9:50 AM ET Consumer News
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I just have a question. What is the appropriate action to take when a bank representative (a manager) is closing an account of yours and copies your id and says it for the file?

Posted by: marion_e_boykin@fws.gov | January 11, 2006 4:36 PM

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