Food Business News - July 19, 2011 - (Page 10)

Marketing standards for children’s food and beverage products proposed flavored milks must not exceed 24 grams of total sugars in an 8-fl-oz portion. In yogurt products, a 6-oz portion is limited to 170 calories and 23 grams of total sugars. • For grains, fruits and vegetables and items not in other categories, foods with 150 calories or less may not have more than 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 290 mg of sodium and 10 g of sugar. The foods must also have a half or more serving of foods to encourage, which include fruits, vegetables, non- or low-fat dairy, and whole grains, or more than 10% of the daily value of an essential nutrient. • Seeds, nuts, nut butters and spreads may not have more than 220 calories, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 240 mg of sodium and 4 grams of sugar per 2 tablespoons. The foods must also provide at least one ounce of protein. • Main dishes and entrees must have no more than 350 calories, 10% calories from saturated fat, 600 mg of sodium and 15 grams of sugar per serving. The foods must also have 1 or more servings of foods to encourage or a half or more serving of foods to encourage and 10% or more of the daily value of two essential nutrients. The C.F.B.A.I. said currently one in three products advertised to children do not meet the criteria. The uniform standards will require companies to reformulate products or they will not be able to advertise them after Dec. 31, 2013. Overall, the C.F.B.A.I. said the new criteria fill in the gaps of company-specific criteria and encourage the development of products with less sodium, saturated fats, sugars and fewer calories. “The Grocery Manufacturers Association applauds the member companies of the Children’s Food and Beverage Initiative for today’s groundbreaking agreement to update and strengthen the C.F.B.A.I. initiative with the adoption of uniform nutrition criteria for foods advertised to children,” the G.M.A. said in a statement. “The uniform standards announced today strengthen C.F.B.A.I. by establishing limits for calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and total sugars. These changes are part of our industry’s constant effort to review our products and programs in an effort to keep pace with constantly changing consumer trends and nutrition science.” The Interagency Working Group on Food Marketing to Children, which included representatives from the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Federal Trade Commission, released standards in May that also seek to limit saturated fat, trans fat, added sugars and sodium. However, the standards are perceived to be more restrictive because they are more broad-based and apply to all food groups nearly equally. Additionally, the I.W.G. proposal requires foods that are advertised to make a “meaningful contribution to a healthful diet,” by containing contributions from at lease one the following foods groups: fruit, vegetables, whole-grain, fat-free or lowfat milk products, fish, extra-lean meat or poultry, eggs, nuts and seeds or beans. The I.W.G. proposal would also apply to advertising in magazines, the Internet and social media in addition to television. FBN Continued from Page 1 to improve child-directed advertising,” said Elaine Kolish, vice-president and director of the C.F.B.A.I. “Now foods from different companies, such as cereals or canned pastas, will meet the same nutrition criteria, rather than similar but slightly different companyspecific criteria. The new criteria are comprehensive, establishing limits for calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and total sugars as well as requirements for nutrition components to encourage.” The requirements divide foods into ten categories and provide criteria for each category. The categories include juices; dairy products; grains, fruits and vegetable products; soups and meal sauces; seeds, nuts, nut butters and spreads; meat, fish and poultry products; mixed dishes; main dishes and entrees; small meals; and meals. The specific requirements for the categories include: • For juices, there may be no added sugars, and a serving must not contain more than 160 calories. • In the dairy category, ready-to-drink Dannon to invest $88 million in Ohio yogurt plant MINSTER, OHIO — The Dannon Co., a business unit of Groupe Danone, Paris, plans to expand its yogurt manufacturing facility in Minster. The company will invest more than $88 million in the expansion, according to the Dayton Business Journal. The Dannon Co. said incentives and grants provided by the state of Ohio that include tax credits for job creation, funding for training and reimbursements for investments in equipment will be phased in over a threeyear period. The Minster plant is the company’s largest production facility and currently employs approximately 400. The plant manufactures a variety of Dannon products, including Activia, Danimals, Oikos and Light & Fit. According to the Dayton Business Journal, the Minster expansion at the facxility will add 100 full-time positions. The paper said the plant is the largest yogurt facility in North America, producing more than 3 million cups per day. FBN 10 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® July 19, 2011

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Food Business News - July 19, 2011
U.S. rice production situation changes dramatically
Marketing standards for children’s products proposed
Campbell to invest less in sodium reduction
Editorial - Data transparency hugely important for markets
Dannon to invest $88 million in Ohio yogurt plant
Pfi zer may sell Nutrition business
Nestle Health Science acquires stake in Vital Foods
Hispanic consumers seek authentic menu options
Kraft names Timothy Cofer to European leadership
Gary Lane named c.e.o. of Ottens Flavors
Nestle to buy 60% interest in Chinese confectioner
Sun Capital acquires Contessa Premium Foods
Reser’s Fine Foods to acquire Vaughan Foods
Campbell to invest less in sodium reduction
Hamburger consumption on the rise
Dunkin’ looks to raise $461 million through i.p.o.
Buckhead Beef to build new facility
Global industrial processing of grains in slower growth
Higher adult obesity rates recorded in 16 states
More than 2,000 organizations in support of MyPlate
U.S. rice production situation changes dramatically
Washington - Agreement ends cross-border trucking dispute
Sodium Reduction - Conflicting views on sodium and mortality
Potassium chloride comes with taste issues
Children’s Nutrition - Questions arise about children and food allergies
DAIRY BUSINESS NEWS - Dairy ingredient innovations
DAIRY BUSINESS NEWS - Fonterra names chief executive officer
Dairy Business News - New OptiSol ingredient works with frozen yogurt
Dairy Business News - New Danisco system targets artisan ice cream
Dairy Business News - Regional ice cream maker ceases production
Dairy Business News - Dairy organizations team to form consortium
Dairy Business News - Harris sees consumers continue to focus on value, spending cuts
Dairy Business News - General Mills completes Yoplait acquisition
Dairy Business News - Shadow Beverages acquires Whey-Up brand
Dairy Business News - Dean Foods settles lawsuit for $140 million
Dairy Business News - Sargento Foods expands R.&D. staffi ng
New Product Trends - Beyond meat protein
New Food Products - Zatarain’s introduces frozen meals
New Food Products - Bear Naked launches Nut Cluster Crunch cereal
New Food Products - Kraft adds caulifl ower to new mac and cheese item
New Food Products - AdvancePierre Foods adds Graham Snackers
New Food Products - WhiteWave foods expands product line
New Food Products - Mott’s enters vegetable juice category
New Food Products - Orgain introduces shakes for children
New Food Products - Field Roast launches vegetarian frankfurter
INGREDIENT MARKET TRENDS - Spring wheat crop forecast 11% lower than 2010
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News - Caravan launches base for single-serve items
Supplier Innovations and News - B vitamin supplier changes name to Prinova
Supplier Innovations and News -Testing method screens for Salmonella
Supplier Innovations and News - Cargill commits to 2015 sustainable palm oil goal
Supplier Innovations and News - European Commission approves stevia’s use in some foods
Supplier Innovations and News - Kemin hires technical sales manager
Supplier Innovations and News - Bell expands by buying facility
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Food Business News - July 19, 2011