Food Business News - August 16, 2011 - (Page 70)

Food Business in the News “The entire cob is the size of a can of Coke. Normally it’s just shy of a one-liter (bottle).” Hussein Allidina, head of commodities research at Morgan Stanley, discussing the current corn crop situation. The Wall Street Journal Aug. 8, 2011 “The top leaders have attached more importance to food safety. That gives the media more freedom to report on it from different angles. The problem has always been there, but the media didn’t give it much attention before.” Zheng Fengtian, an agribusiness professor and vice dean of China’s Renmin University’s agriculture school, discussing the issue of food safety in his country. “A volatile economy, more frugal consumers and a lack of financial backing have made it a difficult business environment for independent restaurants.” Greg Starzynski, director of product development, food service, for the market research firm the NPD Group, discussing why 8,650 independent restaurants went out of business between April 2010 and April 2011. The Washington Post Aug. 10, 2011 Los Angeles Times “We have constraints when it comes to salmonella.” Elisabeth Hagen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for food safety, discussing why there was no recall when the agency detected salmonella in Cargill’s Springdale, Ark., turkey plant in 2010. Aug. 9, 2011 The Wall Street Journal Aug. 10, 2011 “The bottom line is you want to stay in business.” Jim Capannari, an Illinois ice cream manufacturer, discussing why he raised prices in the midst of a difficult economy and volatile ingredient costs. “The driver parked it, and when he got back, it was gone. You’ll have folks that ride around truck stops, they’ll see the tag and they know it’s some type of meat product. It may be hamburger, it may be steaks, they don’t know, but they know it’s a high-dollar load.” Lt. Rickey Morgan of the Geneva, Ill., police department, discussing the rising occurrence of food shipment theft. USA Today Aug. 9, 2011 Associated Press Aug. 8, 2011 70 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® August 16, 2011 October 27, 2009

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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