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IDDBA shopping list: here are some of the products that will be catching the eyes of attendees at Dairy-Deli-Bake 2006 in Orlando June 11-13.

DAIRY

1. Cheese Drizzles from Rising Sun Farms

Rising Sun Farms' Cheese Drizzles are made to be sprinkled on favorite cheeses. Varieties include Fig, Strawberry, Raspberry, Apricot and Pomegranate. www.risingsunfarms.com

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2. Swiss Secret from Berner

Berner Natural Cheese is now offering Swiss Secret to deli departments nationally. The cheese is free of cholesterol and trans fats, and has 70% reduced saturated fat. Swiss Secret also comes in muenster and provolone styles, and all are lactose-free. They are available in bulk and exact weight shingle slices. www.bernerfoods.com/natural.htm

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3. Cheddar Cheese Curds from Ellsworth Cooperative

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery is introducing new packaging that has extended the shelf life of its cheese morsels to exceed 14 months, adding an aged cheddar taste. The product is now being shipped nationwide. An added feature of the vacuum-sealed packaging is that the cheese curds remain loose. (715) 273-4311

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4. Thin Sliced Cheese from Finlandia

Finlandia Swiss Thin Sliced cheese is being offered in a seven-ounce resealable bag containing 14 slices. "Consumers want the same thin slices they can get at the service deli for their favorite sandwiches and wraps. Now, they can easily grab a package of thin-slice Swiss right from the deli case-without waiting on the deli line," the company says in a statement. www.finlandia.com

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5. Welsh Cheddar from Colliers

Colliers Powerful Welsh Cheddar is a premium cheddar that is produced in Wales from Welsh milk. Available in the U.S., Collier's is matured to give a cheese with character and depth. (973) 256-8042

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6. Chuck E. Cheese Snacks from Schreiber Foods

The snack cheese category is growing as moms want to provide their kids with a nutritious snack and kids want a product that is fun, like string cheese. In response, Schreiber Foods is launching a Chuck E. Cheese's snack cheese line. www.schreiberfoods.com

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7. Snicker's Ice Cream Cake from Celebration Foods

Celebration Foods' new Snickers ice cream cake is made from 40 ounces of Carvel peanut butter ice cream, Snickers candy pieces, caramel swirl and chocolate crunchies. It's coated in milk chocolate and shaped like an oversized Snickers bar. www.celebrationfoods.com

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8. Horsefeathers from Fiscalini Farms

The newest creation from Fiscalini Farms, Horsefeathers, is made from the company's raw-milk San Joaquin Cheddar. It is a blend of aged cheddar, sour cream and horseradish. Horsefeathers can be used for snacking or as a cracker spread, and paired with vegetables, on baked potatoes, prime rib or roast beef. www.fiscalinicheese.com

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9. Cheeses from Sugar River

Sugar River Cheese Company is bringing cheese from the pastures of Southwest Wisconsin to the market. The cheeses are natural, handcrafted and kosher, made with European traditions and local recipes. They are available in several varieties of white cheddar, Monterey jack, and prairie jack. www.sugarrivercheese.com

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10. Best of the Blues from Norseland

Norseland, Inc. recently launched a line of pre-packed blue cheeses from Saga. The Best of the Blues line offers four blue cheeses: true blue, gorgonzola, crumbled blue and sliced blue. The four-ounce packages include a see-through window and are easy to open and reclose. www.norseland.com/aboutus.htm

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DELI

11. Salsa and Guacamole from Yucatan

Yucatan is offering a new line of high-quality, all-natural/organic Hispanic and Hispanic-fusion foods. The guacamoles and salsas are made from season-ripe Hass avocados and ripe organic tomatoes. www.avocado.com

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12. Pizza & Breadsticks from Family Finest

Family Finest Take2Bake Pizza & Breadsticks products feature a 10-inch crust, available in cheese & pepperoni, and include two square slices of pizza and eight bread-sticks. They are ready in 10 minutes. A buttery garlic sauce and parmesan cheese packets for the breadsticks are included. www.championfoods.com

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13. Salads from Fresh Express

Fresh Express is offering full-service deli salads in Creamy Apple Slaw, Broccoli Pasta with Cheese, Broccoli Salad and Old Fashioned Slaw. They are designed to be assembled one-half case at a time to help keep the salads fresh and reduce shrink. Each case contains two to three batches of fresh salad. www.freshexpress.com

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14. Ham from Organic Prairie

Organic Prairie Hardwood Smoked Uncured Ham Slices combine the flavor and trace-ability of certified organic pork with the convenience of sliced ham. Free of added nitrates, it is marinated and smoked over hardwood coals. www.organicprairie.com

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15. Deli Meats from Coleman

Coleman Purely Natural is introducing a full line of premium-quality, all-natural deli meats. The offerings include Oven-Roasted, Honey, Smoked or Pepper Turkey: Honey Maple, Virginia or Black Forest Ham; Oven-Roasted Chicken, Choice Roast Beef, Corned Beef and Pastrami. www.colemannatural.com

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16. Nut Blends from Sahale Snacks

Sahale Snacks offers five gourmet, all-natural nut blends varieties in two- and five-ounce pouches. Each starts with tree nuts and fruit, and then ingredients inspired by regional cuisines are added. www.sahalesnacks.com

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17. Sushi Rolls from Fuji Food Products

New items being offered this year by Fujisan Sushi include a 54-piece party boat, brown rice California roll, ocean feast plus and rainbow roll. Fujisan provides a national program with a three-tier approach: warehouse, DSD and sushi chef. www.fujifoodsus.com

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18. Turkey from Willow Brook

All Natural Lifestyle Premium Deli by Willow Brook delivers a variety of turkey breast items. The size permits the offering of different flavors without the potential waste. The whole-muscle turkey breasts can be used for family dinners, party trays, salads and sandwiches. They are low in sodium, low-fat and gluten-free. (800) 423-2362.

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19. Prepared For You from Orval Kent

Orval Kent's new line, Prepared for You, provides component-kit deli-style salads, based on premium ingredients and original recipes, giving retailers the ability to offer freshly made items daily. www.orvalkent.com

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20. Fresh olives from Source Atlantique

Source Atlantique is introducing all-natural and shelf-stable Byzantine fresh olives and appetizers. The company says the unpasteurized olives are crunchier, brighter in color and taste more like real olives. Source Atlantique also has peppers, appetizers and glazes like crispy olive oil crostini crackers, grilled artichokes and pomegranate glaze. Retail tray packs and foodservice sizes are available. sourceinfo@foodimportgroup.com or (888) 470-0626

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21. Ham and Pork from Smithfield

Smithfield is introducing two new items. The "meat off the bone" deli ham is minimally processed, slow-smoked and hand-stuffed. The rotisserie pork works with most rotisserie chicken rubs, has a 45- to 60-minute cooking time and is easy to carve. www.smithfielddeli.com

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BAKERY

22. Butter croissants from Best Brands

Best Brands Corp. is introducing Hearty Grains, a European-style butter croissant made with stone ground whole wheat, high-protein spring wheat flour, cracked and crushed wheat, flax meal, soy, wheat bran and oats. The product has 11 grams of whole grains per serving. www.bestbrandscorp.com

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23. Souffle Cakes from Royal Prime Bakers

Royal Prime Bakers, Inc. has introduced four-ounce thaw-and-serve cakes that taste as light as a souffle. The molten lava souffle cakes are also available in raspberry, coconut and caramel. www.royalprimebakers.com

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24. Honey Wheat English Muffins from Bays

Whole wheat flour and honey are bringing a new flavor dimension to Bays' traditional English muffin recipe. Bays Honey Wheat English Muffins are made to order and shipped within 24 hours. They are also available in original and sourdough flavors. www.bays.com

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25. Chocolate cake from Junior's Cheesecake

Junior's Cheesecake is introducing a new, creamy-textured dessert that combines dark, moist chocolate cake and a filling made with Belgian callebaut chocolate, heavy cream, caramel crunch and a taste of filberts. The cake is covered in callebaut chocolate and the sides are decorated with caramel crunch. www.juniorscheesecake.com

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26. Cookie Dough and Cheesecake from Pine Valley

Pine Valley Foods is offering frozen and refrigerated cookie dough and cheesecake in a variety of flavors and pack sizes for the retail dairy, deli, bakery and frozen dessert sections. www.pinevalleyfoods.com

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27. Croissants from Schulstad Royal Danish Pastry

Schulstad Royal Danish Pastry is launching new mini, traditional and sandwich croissants. Pre-proofed, light, flaky, all butter and trans-fat-free, the croissants go directly from freezer to oven. www.schulstadusa.com

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28. Snack Bars from Roman Meal

Roman Meal Co. is introducing 100% Whole Crain Snack Bars. Available in three flavors, apple-cinnamon, cranberry-walnut, and oatmeal-raisin, they contain no corn syrup, trans fats or chemical vitamin additives. The snack bars are low-fat and contain 200 calories or less per two-ounce bar. www.romanmeal.com

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29. Flatbreads from Tumaro's

Tumaro's is introducing a new line of whole-grain and soy protein flatbreads. All are free of trans fats and cholesterol, and certified kosher. The flatbreads are offered in 8 Grain 'N Soy, Wheat, Soy, Flax and Apple Cinnamon. They are 92% fat-free, have 200mg to 420mg of omega-3's and, with eight grams, qualify as a good source whole grains. www.tumaros.com

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30. Brownies from Love and Quiches

The individually wrapped three-ounce premium brownies from Love and Quiches Desserts come in two flavors: Brownie made with Hershey's Chocolate Chips & Cocoa and Brownie made with Reese's Peanut Butter Chips. The products, which are kosher dairy, are part of the special reserve line of gourmet retail desserts, including seven-inch domed cakes and pre-cut brownie trays. www.loveandquiches.com

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31. Whole Wheat Cookies from Bake'n Joy

Bake'n Joy has added 100% whole wheat 1.5-ounce preportioned cookies to its all-natural whole grains line of FreshBake items. The cookies are free of trans fats and available in chocolate chip, with pure vanilla and semi-sweet chocolate chips, honey and molasses; granola, with oatmeal, dates, raisins, walnuts, coconut, honey, molasses and cinnamon; and peanut butter with peanut halves. Also available are new all-natural whole wheat 3.5-ounce predeposited muffins and 5.25-ounce PanFree Muffins. www.bakingbusiness.com/products/bakenjoy.asp

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32. Apple Cinnamon Nut Cake from Beatrice Bakery

New from Beatrice Bakery Co. is Grandma's Apple Cinnamon Nut Cake, a combination of apple slices, walnuts and pecans with a hint of cinnamon. www.beatricebakery.com

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33. Pastry shells from International Foods & Ingredients

International Foods & Ingredients, Inc. has introduced Bouchee Hoteliere, a flaky puff pastry shell made in the tradition of French patisserie. It is designed for a variety of hot and cold savory fillings. Bouchee Hoteliere is pre-packaged in four- and six-packs and labeled in clear plastic containers for sale to consumers. www.ifigourmet.com

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34. Diabetic Lifestyles Bread from Alvarado Street Bakery

Alvarado Street Bakery says its Diabetic Lifestyles Bread, a 100% Sprouted Whole Crain recipe, was submitted for testing by the Glycemic Research Institute in Washington D.C. and was proven to be low-glycemic with a low glycemic load when fed to diabetics. www.alvaradostreetbakery.com

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35. Holiday Collection from Green County

Green County Foods is introducing the Holiday Collection, three different shapes and sizes of European-style pastries in a 15- or 16-count clear clamshell container. www.greencountyfoods.com

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36. Specialty Pizza from Stefano

Stefano Foods has announced its new nine-inch specialty pizzas made with semolina thin crust. The pizzas are available in five flavors: Manhattan margherita, double pepperoni, chicken Caesar, buffalo chicken and Greek goddess. www.stefanofoods.com

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37. Disposable Pastry Bags from DayMark

DayMark Food Safety System's new Grip2Go is an economical alternative to hard-to-clean pastry bags. The product is designed to save over $2,000 a year on labor and cleanup, according to the company. A free catalog is available. www.daymark.biz

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38. Cheesecake from Eli's

Eli's Cheesecake Co. has an array of new products. The candy sampler has four slices each of three decadent candy cheesecakes. The holiday sampler contains three slices each of creamy egg nog, elegant white chocolate raspberry, pumpkin and refreshing chocolate peppermint. Eli's Belgian chocolate cheesecake is layered with bittersweet chocolate ganache; the strawberry swirl single-serve cheesecake slice is swirled with strawberries baked on a shortbread cookie crust. www.elicheesecake.com

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39. Fruit Squares and Toastums from Awrey Bakeries

Awrey Bakeries is offering gourmet cookies that have fruit fillings sandwiched between oatmeal or shortbread doughs. Flavors include date nut, apple, lemon and mixed berry. Toastums have the flavor and texture of a muffin but are baked thin to fit in a toaster. Popular flavors include corn, blueberry, lemon poppyseed and cranberry orange. www.awrey.com

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40. Vendpak from Sugar Bowl Bakery

Sugar Bowl Bakery has introduced its Vendpak line of Petite Palmiers, Madeleines and Brownie Bites. The vendpaks consist of two to three desserts designed to be quick treats on the go. Among the offerings are Java Chip Cookies and all-natural, trans fat-free Cranberry Granola Bites. www.sugarbowlbakery.com

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41. Pretzel Crisps from The Snack Factory

The Snack Factory's Pretzel Crisps are deli style crackers that complement spreads and dips. The crisps are made with all-natural ingredients, are fat-free and contain 110 calories per serving. Varieties include original, garlic and everything. They are also available in a new one-ounce bag. www.snackfactory.com

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42. Dessert Donuts from Granny's Kitchens

Country Cluster Cake dessert donuts are available in four decadent flavors: Caramel Apple, Black Forest, Lemon Toasted Coconut and Raspberry Yogurt. The donuts are topped with real fruit icing and have a shelf life of 10 days. www.grannyskitchens.com

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OTHER NOTEWORTHY OFFERINGS

43. PanelBowl Series from Par-Pak

Par-Pak is introducing the PanelBowl Series, a line of leak-resistant PETE bowls for fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, salads and deli packaging. PanelBowls are available in sizes from 16 ounces to 48 ounces and in single or multi-pockets with a plain or juice-collector base. www.parpak.com

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44. Grab-and-go Case from Federal

Federal Industries is introducing its new grab-and-go display case, the refrigerated, self-serve, low-profile, specialty merchandiser. The case, with two tiers of metal shelves and a stainless steel display deck, incorporates an automatic defrost and condensate evaporator for a totally self-contained system. The merchandiser, with a horizontal top light and high-density foam insulation, is available in four lengths--three feet, four feet, five feet and six feet. www.federalind.com

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45. Pails from IPL

IPL is introducing its Shure-Lock Commercial Series pails with In-Mold Labeling (IML). The company says IML offers great advantages to companies who want their food products to stand out on the shelf. IML pails are available in two club store sizes, one gallon and 1.3 gallons. www.ipl-plastics.com

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46. Deep-frying oil from Mazola

ACH Food Companies, Inc. is introducing Mazola ZT, a new trans fat-free deep-frying oil from the makers of Frymax. Mazola ZT is made from a blend of oils specially formulated to provide longer fry life and a light, clean flavor profile. (800) 527-3026, ext. 0.

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47. Deli containers from Fabri-Kal

Made from corn and crystal clear, Greenware Deli Containers are available in five sizes from eight to 32 ounces with one common lid fit. www.fabrikal.com

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48. Space-saving unit from Henny Penny

The new Space-Saver HEC hot express cases from Henny Penny allow hot prepackaged meal items to be merchandised from practically anywhere in the store. The units are designed for supermarket and convenience store deli operators, as well as for QSR, pizzeria, casual dining or other concept restaurants. www.hennypenny.com

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49. Party platters from Inline Plastics

Inline Plastics' multi-compartment party platters are an addition to its extensive line of clamshell and two-piece containers. The leak-resistant PETE platters have dome style lids for easier loading, offset top and bottom tabs for easy opening and are stackable. www.inlineplastics.com.

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