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Cargill commits to 2015 sustainable palm oil goal products, the Minneapolisbased company said July 12. Cargill said by 2020 the commitment will extend across all Cargill’s oil and trading business to cover 100% of its palm oil products and all customers worldwide, including China and India. “Cargill is an active supporter of sustainable palm and has been a member of the R.S.P.O. since it was founded,” said Paul Conway, vice-chairman of Cargill. “We hope this commitment will encourage more participation across the supply chain and help R.S.P.O. palm oil become the mainstream. This goal will help us meet the rising demand for sustainable palm oil products amongst manufacturers and retailers, while continuing to encourage palm oil producers to adopt more sustainable practices.” Cargill already offers palm oil products certified by the R.S.P.O., and its refineries in Europe, Malaysia, the United States and Australia have received R.S.P.O. certification. Its oil palm plantation at PT Hindoli in Sumatra, Indonesia, also has been certified. The R.S.P.O., a not-for-profit organization, promotes the growth and use of sustainable palm oil products, global standards and engagement of stakeholders. The R.S.P.O. principles and criteria define the practices for sustainable palm oil production covering the legal, economic, environmental and social requirements of producing sustainable palm oil. Palm oil products that Cargill supplies to its customers in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and/or originated from smallholder growers by 2015, although the goal excludes palm kernel oil Visit: European Commission approves stevia’s use in some foods The European Commission has authorized the use of steviol glycoside in certain foodstuffs, paving the way for the sweetener to be placed in the E.U. market as early as 2012. Steviol glycoside is extracted from the stevia plant. The extracts are up to 300 times as sweet as sugar. One use of the sweetener is in low-calorie drinks. “The text will now be subject to the scrutiny of the European Parliament,” the Commission said following the July 4 vote. “At the end of the procedure, steviol glycoside could be authorized in the E.U. by the end of the year.” The European Food Safety Authority (E.F.S.A.) evaluated the safety of steviol glycosides and published its opinion in March 2010. At that time, the E.F.S.A. concluded steviol glycoside is not carcinogenic, genotoxic or associated with any reproductive or developmental toxicity. In issuing its approval, the commission proposed a reduction in the maximum usage levels for steviol glycosides which would allow a significant replacement of sugar in foodstuffs with steviol glycoside. Bell expands by buying facility Kemin hires technical sales manager Adam Synoground has been named technical sales manager for the Food Technologies division at Kemin, Des Moines, Iowa. He will be responsible for managing customer accounts and sales in the southern region of the United States. Previously Mr. Synoground was an account executive for Danisco and a product development scientist for Archer Daniels Midland Co. He received a bachelor’s of science degree in food science and industry from Kansas State University in Manhattan. Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Northbrook, Ill., has acquired an 85,000-square-foot warehouse building that is contiguous to its existing corporate headquarters. The company plans to connect the new building with the headquarters to have all the space under one roof. “Over the last five years our domestic and international business has grown so well that one of our biggest challenges has been with space in our Northbrook facility,” said Thomas Fortman, vicepresident of manufacturing. “This warehouse building will be critical to our longterm growth.” Visit: Visit: July 19, 2011 56 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ®

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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