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Supplier Innovations and News Caravan launches base for single-serve items Testing method screens for Salmonella bioMerieux, Marcy L’Etoile, France, has launched Vidas Up Salmonella (SPT), a food safety testing method that is able to detect low levels of contamination by Salmonella. The diagnostic tool is available for screening of Salmonella in environmental samples, standard and large-size food samples. The technology provides a one-step sample preparation and delivers results in as little as 19 hours. “The issue of food safety is a significant public health concern globally, and food producers and manufacturers are in need of more advanced, comprehensive and sciencebased approaches to ensuring the safety of their products,” said Jean-Marc Durano, corporate vice-president, industrial microbiology for bioMerieux. “Vidas SPT, the latest addition to the Vidas Up range, provides optimum performance to help simplify agri-food laboratories’ workflow and deliver rapid information to maximize the overall efficiency of food production.” Vidas Up Salmonella uses recombinant bacteriophage (phage) proteins. The technology complements the company’s Vidas E. Coli O157 (including H7) phage technology for the detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7. “Because phages are extremely host-specific, they can offer unrivaled specificity and sensitivity for the targeted capture, detection and differentiation of bacteria from a given sample,” said Lawrence Goodridge, associate professor of food microbiology at Colorado State University. “Food pathogen detection methods utilizing bacteriophage technology can provide food producers with the ability to detect bacterial pathogens present in their products with unprecedented speed and reliability.” Caravan Ingredients, Lenexa, Kas., has introduced the Invisible Goodness Natural Base, a base used to produce single-serve, yeast-raised bakery items. “It’s a whole new and innovative bakery concept that allows consumers to get wholesome goodness on the run, in a portable and tasty way,” said Caravan. Caravan said bakery snacks made with Invisible Goodness Natural Base contain a good source of vitamin D and fiber and may display a basic whole grain stamp dependent on end product formulation. Invisible Goodness Natural Base also is offered in a concentrate to accommodate a range of manufacturing set ups. It produces an end product with a 21-day post bake shelf life at ambient temperature. Visit: B vitamin supplier changes name to Prinova Premium Ingredients International, Carol Stream, Ill., a supplier of ascorbic acid, B vitamins and amino acids, has changed its name to Prinova and launched a new logo and a new tagline, “Your secret ingredient.” “We have considered and planned for this change very carefully,” said Don Thorp, president and son of Premium Ingredients founder Richard Thorp. Don Thorp said the change reflects a growing product portfolio that now includes natural sweeteners and botanical extracts, proteins and animal nutrition, feed flavors and palatability compounds. Additionally, the company has expanded its presence in Western Europe “The colors combine our current red, embracing our history of passion and energy, with a new element of yellow, representing growth,” she said. “Our new tagline, ‘Your secret ingredient,’ conveys that Prinova, our people, our products, and our solutions, promise a winning outcome for our customers. We have chosen a new name and look to express what we’re already doing and who we’ve become. We believe our customers will agree that Prinova will be a great fit for us.” by adding sales associates in Germany and Spain. With the name change the company has designed a new logo, which symbolizes a modern star expanding in size to capture the forward motion of the company, said Lisa Drawer, global marketing director. Visit: Visit: July 19, 2011 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 55

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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