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Food Business in the News “It’s a fascinating organism because it has the ability to pick up new genes from other organisms and evolve into a variety of types. It’s like they’re playing a game of poker and shuffling cards back and forth and somebody comes up with a jackpot hand that allows it to become something nasty.” Edward Dudley, a Penn State assistant professor of food science, discussing the different strains of E. coli. The Philadelphia Inquirer June 13, 2011 “To gain that market share, Sara Lee has to take it from Nestle or from Kraft, and I don’t think they will take it from Nestle. It’s possible, but it will be a Herculean task.” John Baumgartner, an analyst at Telsey Advisory Group in New York, discussing Sara Lee’s strategy to spin off its coffee and tea businesses. “Now we have things like pea shoots and sunflower, buckwheat, radish, broccoli and cabbage. The kind of person that considers including these foods in their diet has also broadened. It used to be that only health-food nuts would eat sprouts.” Steve Meyerowitz, a.k.a. “Sproutman,” who has sold sprouting seeds since the 1970s, discussing consumer demand for sprouts and the increased variety available. The Washington Post June 14, 2011 Bloomberg June 14, 2011 “The plants can take the stress. You can beat up on corn this time of year and it can come back nicely.” Emerson Nafziger, an agriculture professor at the University of Illinois, discussing how corn crops may respond to inclement weather this summer. “It’s not a share game in those markets. It’s a market-development game.” Mike Polk, president of global foods, home and personal care for Unilever, commenting on go-to-market strategies in emerging markets. Advertising Age The Associated Press June 15, 2011 June 13, 2011 “It is also clear that the current food production and distribution systems are failing to feed the world. The number of undernourished people in 2010 was estimated at 925 million, higher than it was 40 years ago.” The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s public policy guide, which calls for a major shift in intensive crop production practices. Bloomberg June 12, 2011 70 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® June 21, 2011 October 27, 2009

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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