Food Business News - September 24, 2013 - (Page 1)

September 24, 2013 FOODBUSINESS NEWS NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Expiration dates under review NEW YORK — The “dizzying array” of food expiration date labeling approaches of consumer packaged foods companies should be “standardized and clarified,” according to a new report issued jointly by the National Resources Defense Council and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic. The groups suggested that the expiration date labeling is a significant and often unnecessary contributor to the waste of up to 40% of the food supply each year, equating to $165 billion. A study by the N.R.D.C. and Harvard, “The dating game: How confusing food date labels lead to food waste in Continued on Page 15 Ready-to-drink iced tea innovations istorically considered a warm weather refreshment, iced tea has become an everyday beverage. It is one of the few flavorful cold beverages that tastes just as good unsweetened as it does sweet. It is also one of a handful of beverages associated with numerous health benefits, while being the only one that can deliver the benefits and be free of calories. It is no wonder why the ready-to-drink (R.-T.-D.) format is a booming business. “The R.-T.-D. tea category is one of the fastest growing in the beverage industry,” said John Simmons founder and president, Third Street Continued on Page 33 H Tax drumbeat grows louder Story on Page 16 Smooth transitions into whole grains moothies, pretzels and pizza may sound like delicious food fare for a night of Netflix movies, or they may satisfy everybody’s specific cravings on a trip to the mall. The items also may allow consumers to boost their whole grain intake. Food and bev- S erage manufacturers should be aware that opportunities for whole grain inclusion are increasing in number, even though certain foods and beverages may require the careful choosing of grains and grain size, along with the adjusting of processing techniques. Getting whole grains into beverage applications, including smoothies, has become more of a focus. “That is where the immense activity is right now,” said Rajen Mehta, senior director of specialty ingredients for Grain Millers, Inc. This year the Jamba Juice Co., Emeryville, Calif., and the Quaker Oats Co., a subsidiary of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, Inc., entered into a product development alliance, which led to an easy-toblend version of whole grain Quaker Oats. In Jamba Juice stores nationwide, the Continued on Page 25 ®

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Food Business News - September 24, 2013
Expiration dates under review
Ready-to-drink iced tea innovations
Smooth transitions into whole grains
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Editorial - Use of antibiotics in animal agriculture facing a pivotal moment
Consumer challenges hinder ConAgra earnings
First Lady asks food companies to ‘lead the way’ on healthier eating
McDonald’s expects year-long work on Mighty Wings to pay
Non-bioengineered foods near 25% of total U.S. sales
New president for Kraft’s Oscar Mayer
Dunkin’ confident of position in breakfast
Tesco agrees to sell Fresh & Easy stores
Post to buy Dakota Growers Pasta
Private equity fund acquires Lightlife Foods
Wal-Mart’s Sustainability Index to go global
Expiration dates under scrutiny
Top snacks enter school lunch sacks
Tax or no tax?
Medical profession shows support for tax
Statistics show soft drink calorie declines
F.A.O. calls global food waste ‘staggering’
Green Mountain to shutter Toronto plant
Washington - Federal nutrition programs face dramatic cuts
Percentage of food insecure households in 2012 ‘essentially unchanged’ from a year earlier
Market Insight - Picture clearing for fall crop supplies, prices
Bay State moves into acquisition mode
Getting undeclared allergens under control
New Food Products
Supplier Innovations and News
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S. soybean export sales at a record pace, but…
Ingredient Markets
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - September 24, 2013