Food Business News - February 15, 2011 - (Page 1)

February 15, 2011 FOODBUSINESS NEWS NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY With China crop in trouble, wheat surges upward ROME — Wheat futures prices have climbed to near 30-month highs in recent weeks over concerns about crop issues in Australia and Canada, as well as the 2011 hard winter crop in the United States. Now, a special alert from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warns the 2011 winter wheat crop in China may be in trouble. Wheat futures prices were sharply higher last week, climbing above $10 a bu for most Kansas City and Minneapolis contracts as of midweek. “Substantially below-normal rainfall since October 2010 in the North China Plain, the country’s main winter wheatproducing area, puts at risk the winter Continued on Page 10 Et tu, food makers? Corn refiners identify food labels as sources of negative information Story on Page 18 INSIDE A dair fat shows inverse dairy association with diabetes assoc BOSTON — Higher circulating levels of trans-palmitoleic acid, a natural substance in dairy fat, were associated with healthier levels of blood cholesterol, inflammatory markers, insulin levels and insulin sensitivity, after adjustment for other risk factors, according to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health and appearing in the Dec. 21, 2010, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. “This type of observational finding requires confirmation in additional Continued on Page 34 Subtle shifts highlight new dietary guidelines WASHINGTON — Publication of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 did not stray too far from recommendations made in 2005, with the most notable 2010 recommendation encouraging consumers to eat fewer Recommendations include consuming more fruits, vegetables, fish and fewer refined grains refined grain-based products in lieu of products featuring whole grains. The 2010 D.G.A. feature three components, including a focus on balancing calories to manage weight, a focus on food and food components consumers should reduce their consumption of, and foods and nutrients consumers should increase consumption of. The first set of recommendations focus broadly on weight management and include recommendations for consumers to improve eating and physical activity behaviors; control calorie intake; increase physical activity; and maintain appropriate calorie balancing during each stage of life. “The 2010 Dietary Guidelines are being released at a time when the majority of Continued on Page 16

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Food Business News - February 15, 2011
With China crop in trouble, wheat surges upward
A dairy fat shows inverse association with diabetes
Subtle shifts highlight new dietary guidelines
Editorial - Way to g.m.o.s provided by sustainability
With China crop in trouble, wheat surges upward
Imperial Sugar suffers loss in quarter
Alliance concerned about potential cuts to F.D.A.
Gains in snacks and beverages boost PepsiCo profi t
Townsends, Inc. to sell assets
PepsiCo completes Wimm-Bill-Dann purchase
Smucker to hike coffee prices 10%
Agroterrorism conference set for April in Kansas City
American Foods to acquire some Double D assets
Gary Rodkin named chairman of G.M.A.
Supervalu expands nutrition IQ program
Subtle shifts highlight new dietary guidelines
Demand, improved effi ciencies propel Tyson Foods earnings
Definition of ‘healthy’ skewed at food service
Et tu, food makers?
Restaurant performance improves in December
Sale of household, body care business boost Sara Lee earnings
Kraft’s injunction request against Starbucks denied
Packaged Facts: Gluten-free goes mainstream
Nestle acquires medical nutrition company
U.S.D.A. ‘partially deregulates’ Roundup Ready sugar beets
Commodity prices within reach of record highs
Innovate with starches to save
Starches play role in gluten-free creations
Dannon adds Parfait Crunch to Activia line
Cold Stone adds warm desserts to menu
Glanbia acquires nutrition products maker
A dairy fat shows inverse association with diabetes
Grande Custom Ingredients adds yogurt powder to ingredient line
SensoryEffects offers Choco-Flakes
When less is more
Highlights from the 2011 Dairy Forum
New Product Trends - Linking digestive health with immunity
Safeway introduces Open Nature line
Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal makes U.S. debut
Stouffer’s extends Farmers’ Harvest line
Combos expands with buffalo blue cheese pretzel
ConAgra introduces new Healthy Choice varieties
Wish Bone adds salad dressing flavors
Carl’s Jr. introduces chicken tender wrappers
Applegate introduces pork and turkey sausages
South American soybean crop forecast raised slightly
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News - Process sterilizes chia seeds
Supplier Innovations and News - Project achieves over 30% sodium reduction
Supplier Innovations and News - System stabilizes beverage fl avors
Supplier Innovations and News - System allows for high pressure treatment in automatic packaging lines
Supplier Innovations and News - Danisco makes protective lines gluten-free
Chip tests for pathogen within minutes
Caravan promotes Keith Clemens
Innophos to increase tri-calcium phosphate capacity
Biothera selects eastern U.S. distributor
Report analyzes ingredients for men’s health
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Food Business News - February 15, 2011