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Supplier Innovations and News New container may hold two compatible products hold the liquid while the bottom compartment may hold the snack item. Both compartments may be used for dry products and/or nonfood items. “We spent a lot of time looking for ways to push PET design and processing boundaries beyond what had previously been done,” said Scott Steele, vice-president of PTI, Holland, Ohio. “The biggest challenge was figuring out how to make a base cavity that was deep enough to house a second product. We went through multiple iterations over a year-plus to make sure that both the design elements and the blow molding process would meet performance objectives.” Potential applications for the Smiler include vended snack and drink combos, treats for youth sports, fund-raising tools and other promotional products. Sensient launches naturally-sourced colors in dry state Sensient Colors, L.L.C., St. Louis, has introduced “microfine” naturally-sourced colors for applications, including topical seasonings, dry mix beverages and powdered food applications. They allow product developers to work with naturally-sourced colors in a dry state. A new technology delivers plating characteristics, commonly found in synthetic pigments, in a naturally-sourced color powder, said Tom Tsimboukis, marketing director for Sensient U.S. Food Colors. Sensient Colors is a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corp. Combining two compatible products, such as a liquid and a snack, into one container is possible now that Emergent Technologies, L.L.C. and Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) have teamed to create and commercialize the Smiler, a two-compartment polyethylene terepthalate (PET) container. “The driving force behind the concept was to give brand owners the opportunity to market a single serving of two compatible products, such as milk and cookies, within one portable container,” said Bill Weber, president and general manager of Emergent Technologies, Chanhassen, Minn. “Every time we showed the concept, people smiled, and that’s how we came up with the brand name.” The proprietary Smiler technology allows bottles/ containers to be injection blow molded into different shapes and sizes. The larger, top compartment may Visit: Comax develops flavors for energy drinks Comax Flavors, Melville, N.Y., has developed natural flavors designed for energy Visit: or Solbar names president of U.S. business Todd R. Watson has been named president of Solbar USA, St. Paul, Minn. The appointment comes as Solbar, Ashdod, Israel, seeks to strengthen its position in the U.S. market. Last year the company bought the Green Planet Farms plant in South Sioux City, Neb., to produce soy protein isolates. Mr. Watson has more than 25 years of managerial and commercial experience in the food ingredients and commodity industry. He previously worked for Cargill and served 10 years at ABF Ingredients, including two years as president and chief executive officer at Protient, Inc. “Todd’s vast experience and capabilities will augment Solbar’s ability to work closely with our customers and help sustain our mission to become the preferred partner in creating healthier products with our isolated soy protein ingredients,” said Shaul Shelach, c.e.o. of Solbar. drinks. The flavors include grapefruit, calamansi, green apple, dalandan, Clementine, mango, guava, passionfruit, plum, blueberry and lavender. “Flavors for energy beverages have to be chosen to suit the energy mix profile,” said Catherine Armstrong, vice-president of corporate communications at Comax Flavors. “In addition to our extensive natural flavor selections, Comax Flavors has the formulating expertise and masking capabilities to make the best choices to bring forth superior taste.” Watson Visit: Visit: June 21, 2011 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 63

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Food Business News - June 21, 2011
C.D.C. report fi nds increase in salmonella infections
General Mills sees ‘robust’ growth opportunities in global yogurt category
Following Jimmy
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Editorial - German E.coli outbreak underscores need to fund F.S.M.A.
ConAgra acquires Marie Callender’s trademarks
Kraft investing to eradicate malnutrition
Perkins & Marie Callender’s fi les for bankruptcy
Snack food sales reach $64 billion in 2010, may top $77 billion by 2015
Recession seen triggering sharp drop in food product introductions
Cargill opens Latin American innovation center
John Bilbrey to helm at Hershey
ICL Performance to acquire Cosmocel Quimica
Sugar bull
Smithfield terminates Campofrio bid
Omega-3 food, beverage market grows 11%
Roark Capital ups presence in food industry
Calavo earnings decline due to higher costs
Mountaire Farms acquiring bankrupt poultry company
Diamond Foods returns to profi tability in third quarter
Nestle water efforts recognized
C.D.C. report points to increase in salmonella infections
Consumers await full impact of higher food prices
A difficult disappearing act
Innovation honored by the I.F.T.
Mintel: Functional foods ‘on life support’
Allergen labeling guidance needed
Creating a defi nition of sustainable nutrition
German E. coli outbreak may lead to changes
Chronic inflammation: The next opportunity?
ConAgra Mills unveils food safety system for flour
Finding fiber everywhere
Spicy fl avors moving beyond heat
Dairy Business News
Commission clears Lactalis acquisition of Parmalat
New texture system replaces milk fat in dairy products
Researchers target sodium redution in cheese
General Mills sees ‘robust’ growth opportunities in global yogurt category
Saputo fiscal year earnings rise 18%
New Danisco system targets artisan ice cream
Researchers target sodium reduction in cheese
Single-serve licensing
Quiznos adds three concepts to menu
Flax USA introduces Flaxmilk
Johnsonville Sausage adds chicken varieties
General Mills adds brownies to Fiber One line
Farley’s & Sathers updates Tree Top line
Ingredient Market Trends
Senate vote to end ethanol support seen as symbolic
Ingredient Markets
New container may hold two compatible products
Solbar names president of U.S. business
Sensient launches naturally-sourced colors in dry state
Comax develops fl avors for energy drinks
Puratos launches bake-stable chocolate fi llings
DSM completes U.S. innovation center
Sea salt assists in sodium reduction
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Food Business News - June 21, 2011