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Supplier Innovations and News Carton protects fragile products Bosch Packaging Technology worked in cooperation with carton manufacturer Faller to develop a tray carton for the packaging of fragile products. The packaging protects the contents from transport damage caused by impact, falls or pressure due to storage in multi-packs or on pallets, according to Bosch Packaging Technology, which is based in Stuttgart, Germany, and has a North American office in Minneapolis. An inlay provides protection through its chambered design. The product is locked in place, which prevents shifting and mutual contact. Additionally, supplements such as usage information in the form of booklets, outserts or pre-folded inserts from a roll or from a sheet may be inserted into the packaging. Visit: GPC hires scientist, sales representative Ben Porter has joined Grain Processing Corp., Muscatine, Iowa, as an associate laboratory scientist in the Food, Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Technical Services group while Rob Bohannon Porter has joined the company as a technical sales representative in the same group. Mike Kramer, meanwhile, has been promoted to senior applications scientist in the same group. Mr. Porter previously worked for BASF’s plant science division in Raleigh, N.C. He received a bachelor’s of arts degree business, most recently with Brenntag, USA. Mr. Bohannon graduated from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga. Mr. Kramer joined GPC in 1996. Before that, he worked in product development for Kraft Foods and Unilever. He received a bachelor’s of science degree in food science from Rutgers University and a master’s in food science from Pennsylvania State University. F.D.A. has no objection to krill oil’s GRAS status The Food and Drug Administration has accepted with no objections the notification of an independent Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) determination for the use of Superba krill oil as a food ingredient, Aker BioMarine Antarctic, the Oslo, Norway-based maker of the ingredient, said Aug. 9. Superba krill oil provides omega-3 fatty acids in the form of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid . The GRAS notice from Aker BioMarine sought the use of krill oil as a direct food ingredient in breakfast cereals, cheese, non-alcoholic beverages, fruit juices, frozen dairy desserts, milk products and medical foods at levels up to 500 mg per serving. Bohannon Kramer in biotechnology from the University of Northern Iowa. Mr. Bohannon will be responsible for the sales of Maltrin maltodextrins and food starch products throughout a nine-state Southeast territory. He has six years of experience in the chemical distribution E-mail: or Visit: Visit: Birko to buy maker of washing, pasteurizing systems Birko, Henderson, Colo., has agreed to acquire Chad Co., a manufacturer specializing in automated washing and pasteurizing systems for meat harvesting and processing operations. Chad will become Chad Equipment, L.L.C., a Birko company. Birko will combine its equipment division into Chad Equipment, L.L.C., based in Olathe, Kas. The acquisition combines Birko’s focus on processing, intervention and sanitizing chemistry and Chad’s focus on harvest and processing equipment. “This provides an exciting opportunity for our customers as two of the best known food safety companies in the protein industry team up to offer integrated solutions in both chemistry and equipment,” said Mark Swanson, chief executive officer of Birko. Mike Gangel, president of Chad Co., will stay on as Chad’s president for an extended period of time. Visit: August 16, 2011 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 51

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Food Business News - August 16, 2011
Ralcorp to buy Sara Lee refrigerated dough business
Whey protein’s emerging mass appeal
Gluten-free labeling in the spotlight
Web Contents
Editorial - Search for insights in P.&G.’s farewell to food
Nestle profi t down in fi rst half of year
Sara Lee income up sharply in year
Pilgrim’s Pride’s second-quarter earnings plunge
Snyder’s-Lance swings to loss in quarter
Consumers taking active role in beverage trends
Cargill recalls 36 million lbs of ground turkey
Consumers more concerned with fat, calories than HFCS
Investment group partnering with Kettle Cuisine
Smart Balance purchases gluten-free food company
Sunsweet acquires Function Drinks
Kraft's big Split
Additional amicable separations
Ralcorp to buy Sara Lee refrigerated dough business
Ralcorp net down on impairment charge
F.D.A. warns Lazy Larry brownies are unsafe
Cott income climbs 19% in second quarter
Lower salad volumes contribute to loss at Chiquita
Restaurant Performance Index above 100 in June
Cost and taste remain barriers for functional foods
Sugar prices strong as supplies tighten
Gluten-free labeling in the spotlight
Health and wellness remains at the heart of oil innovations
Inside the guar gum bubble
Use hydrocolloids to save on costs
Dairy Business News
Conditions remain diffi cult for Dean Foods
Dean Foods suffers loss after litigation charge
Whey protein’s emerging mass appeal
Adding ethical value
Dannon adds Greek Oikos to portfolio
Caribou adds ‘Grown-up Grilled Cheese’ to menu
Beech-Nut to co-brand baby food with Mott’s
Earth’s Best expands Sesame Street line
Popchips introduces jalapeño variety
Kettle Brand launches reduced-fat chip line
Tropical fl avor line extends beyond familiar
SunOpta completes purchase of juice company
Spicetec names director of marketing
Carton protects fragile products
GPC hires scientist, sales representative
F.D.A. has no objection to krill oil’s GRAS status
Birko to buy maker of washing, pasteurizing systems
Ingredient Markets
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - August 16, 2011