Food Business News - Jun 13, 2006 - (Page 1)

FoodBusinessNews ® NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Wendy's International reducing trans fat content Bread sales - Tepid growth through 2010 17 Heinz describes growth plans 25 I.F.T.'s magical kingdom 46 MARKET WATCH June 13, 2006 DUBLIN, OHIO - Wendy's International, Inc. is cutting the trans fatty acids in its french fries and breaded chicken items by making the switch to non-hydrogenated cooking oil that is a blend of corn and soy oil. The oil has zero grams of trans fat per serving. Wendy's use of the non-hydrogenated oil means, on average, a 20% reduction in saturated fats in the breaded chicken items and french fries it sells. Wendy's announced its 6,300 U.S. and Canadian restaurants are scheduled to switch to the new oil beginning in August. The company also is working with its french fry suppliers to further reduce trans fat that occurs as part of the par frying process at their facilities, with a goal of zero grams. For more than a year, Wendy's has been testing the new cooking oil in 370 restaurants in Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia and Ontario, Canada. "We've been diligently working to reduce the trans fat levels in our food without jeopardizing the great taste our customers Continued on Page 10 THIS PHOTO COURTESY OF PRNEWSFOTO Tackling obesity away from home Nutrition quality at food service a focus for the F.D.A. Adverse weather cuts output 51% from 2005. WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) has issued a report recommending how away-from-home food marketers may help consumers maintain a healthy lifestyle. The report, titled the "Keystone Forum on Away-From-Home Foods: Opportunities for Preventing Weight Gain and Obesity," provides recommendations for improving consumers' abilities to manage calorie intake from foods prepared and purchased away-from-home. The report offers recommendations related to understanding and influencing consumer behavior; increasing the availability of lower-calorie products, menu items, and meals; and providing consumers with nutrition information. "The recommendations may help industry members, educators, researchers, government, and health care professionals take steps to reduce the obesity rate and Continued on Page 32

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