BakeMark UK (Wirral, Merseyside) has launched a new flapjack in response to growing consumer demand for ‘better-for-you’ snacks. Combining cranberries, sunflower seeds and oats, the fruit flapjack offers a healthier ingredient list than traditional snacks, says the company.Supplied ready-to-bake, the flapjacks are quick and easy to prepare, ideal for high-volume foodservice and retail applications, says BakeMark. Vera Malhotra, head of marketing at BakeMark UK says: “By offering a luxury fruit and seed-packed product that does not compromise on snack satisfaction, bakers can shrug off the ‘worthy but boring’ image traditionally associated with healthy products and combine indulgence with a better-for-you proposition.”The flapjacks are also available in a Belgian milk chocolate version for the ultimate sweet treat, says the ingredients and finished products supplier.
In addition to hearing student body president Grant Schmidt’s final State of the Student Union address, Student Senate discussed and unanimously passed a resolution during its Thursday night meeting.The resolution called for the addition of a student leader in the decision process of the Commencement speaker. University Affairs chair Jeff Lakusta proposed the resolution.Lakusta said the student would be present on the committee offer the student body’s opinion.“So there can be a form of input, but it’s not the hammer or anything,” Lakusta said. Student body vice president Cynthia Weber also said the resolution was important because Commencement is an integral part of the graduation ceremonies.“Especially for the seniors, it’s the center of Commencement,” Weber said. “It becomes something that represents the entire University.”
Additionally, Delta will be expanding coronavirus testing at its hub airports, while providing at-home tests for its employees in the hard-hit states of Florida and Texas.Reservations agents who do not work at hubs will also receive the at-home tests, according to the airline.Delta expects to have tested all of its U.S. employees within the next four weeks.Earlier this week, that airline began requiring passengers who claimed a medical exception to the face mask rule to go through new screening. That includes a phone call with a staff member at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Some of the largest airlines are changing their face mask and coronavirus-related policies.For starters, Delta Air Lines plans to provide at-home COVID-19 tests for some of its employees.Delta competitors Southwest and American Airlines will be tightening their rules on face masks, by ending exceptions that have been in place for medical reasons.“We’re simply seeing too many exceptions to the (mask) policy. It has put our flight crews in a really tough spot and also made our customers pretty uncomfortable,” Southwest President Tom Nealon said Thursday.The moves come as airlines attempt to reassure passengers and employees about safety, at a time when many people are afraid to fly.We know you have questions about traveling, so we caught up with infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Saag to explain why airplane cabin air is clean, safe and healthy to breathe. pic.twitter.com/XGI90nW86t— Delta (@Delta) July 16, 2020