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- AdvancePierre Foods buys Barber Foods Barber, president of Barber Foods. “Our products are a terrific complement to their existing line, and we share similar philosophies about our priorities of food safety, quality, service and productivity leading to growth. It’s a great fit.” AdvancePierre Foods is the result of a 2010 merger between the Advance Food Co., Advance Brands and Pierre Foods. The company is a manufacturer of value-added protein and handheld convenience products. “By adding the Barber brand to our existing line of value-added poultry offerings sold under the Fast Fixin’ and Fast Classics trademarks, we have a whole new avenue for retail growth,” said Chris Kiser, president of the brands division for AdvancePierre Foods. “The enhanced portfolio of products strengthens our leadership position in this key category.” FBN Cargill acquires German chocolate business MOUSCRON, BELGIUM — Cargill has completed the acquisition of Schwartauer Werke GmbH & Co. KG Kakao Verarbeitung Berlin, a cocoa and chocolate company. The acquisition will make Cargill the leading provider of industrial chocolate in Germany. “We are delighted that this acquisition has been completed and that KVB is now officially part of Cargill,” said Jos de Loor, managing director for Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate. “This acquisition marks a significant step in Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate growth strategy in Europe and secures our German market leadership position to serve our customers across a broad range of food categories with chocolate products.” KVB had two plants in Berlin that will expand Cargill’s production capacity by more than 75,000 tonnes of chocolate a year. FBN CINCINNATI — AdvancePierre Foods has acquired Barber Foods, Portland, Maine, a processor of value-added chicken products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “As the food industry continues to consolidate and bigger players emerge, it was the right time for Barber Foods to join forces with a growing industry leader like AdvancePierre,” said David Take a bite out of bad fats. With EsSence™ Shortenings, you can give your customers the full-flavored baked goods fat. They’re non-hydrogenated, trans fat free and low in saturated fats. And EsSence Shortenings can be custom formulated with any liquid oil to meet your nutritional and operational needs. Low in Saturated Fats | No Trans Fats Non-Hydrogenated Make your products more extraordinary. To learn more about EsSence Shortenings, please contact us at: AarhusKarlshamn USA Inc. | 131 Marsh Street | Port Newark | New Jersey 07114 | USA Tel: (973) 344-1300 | Fax: (973) 344-9049 | AarhusKarlshamn Canada | Tel: (416) 621-4845 | Fax: (416) 621-5795 EsSence is a trademark of AarhusKarlshamn USA Inc. © 2008 AarhusKarlshamn USA Inc. 26 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® June 7, 2011

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Food Business News - June 7, 2011
House bill cuts food safety funding
Enhancing water’s value
Wet weather muddies corn outlook
Web Contents
Editorial - Quest for ‘whole truth’ on food prices in France
MyPlate steps up in simple fashion
Breaking down MyPlate by food groups
Lawmakers look to halt sale of Lazy Cakes
McCormick to enter joint venture in India
Cal Pacifi c acquires SunOpta frozen fruit assets
Cargill Kitchen Solutions expanding in Iowa
F.M.I. hires new v.p. of food safety programs
Sealed Air to acquire Diversey for $4.3 billion
AdvancePierre Foods buys Barber Foods
Cargill acquires German chocolate business
Calavo to buy Renaissance Food Group
U.S. Foodservice acquires Great Western Meats
Clear sailing for Hain
Seneca Foods earnings down sharply in 2011
April red meat production down 4% from year ago
Sbarro now exploring alternatives to bankruptcy plan
Sherman Miller promoted to c.o.o. at Cal-Maine Foods
Nestle Health Science to acquire pharmaceutical maker
Emerging markets propel Heinz’s fi scal 2011 earnings
U.S.D.A. lowers cooking temp for some meat cuts
Campbell Soup focusing on volume sales, brand building
Buyout fi rm to acquire California Pizza Kitchen
Sanderson Farms suffers second-quarter loss
Wet weather muddies corn outlook
House bill cuts food safety funding
House panel seeks reduction in W.I.C. funding in fiscal 2012
Seeking middle market opportunities
Clear and concise
Ingredient solutions help keep it simple
Identifying natural partners for stevia
$tevia $upplier$ $eek profi t$ through international growth
Brain health for baby boomers
Bottled water volume, market share grew in 2010
Study recommends children should avoid energy, sports drinks
V8 introduces energy beverages
Smucker, Starbucks raising coffee prices
Nestle launches Aguas Frescas bottled beverage
Jamba introduces coconut water-based beverages
Enhancing water’s value
Gluten-free grains momentum
Balance Bar adds Café line
Pasta Prima launches two ravioli lines
Land O’Frost debuts Wrap Kit
Franz introduces artisan bread
Kraft launches Newtons Fruit Thins
Farley’s & Sathers adds ‘Splashers’
Häagen-Dazs introduces 2011 flavors
Mars updates Kudos granola bar line
Lifting of Russian export ban pressures world wheat market
Ingredient Markets
Packaging formats focus on convenience
Technology enables ultrasonic sealing
Ingredient’s small size aids in salt reduction
AKFP now offers arrowroot starch, pea starch
Tate & Lyle to resume U.S. sucralose production
Non-dairy ingredients achieve pareve certifi cation
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Food Business News - June 7, 2011