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U.S.D.A. study shows food insecurity down from 2009 “This report underscores the critical role that federal nutrition assistance programs play in helping struggling American families put food on the table until they can get back on their feet,” said Kevin Concannon, Undersecretary for U.S.D.A. Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services. “Many families receive assistance not because they want to, but because they need it as a last resort to make ends meet. As the economy continues to recover and jobs are created, we hope to see the number of families in need of nutrition assistance shrink.” The E.R.S. report also indicated 5.4% of food insecure households had very low food security (food intake of some household members was reduced and their eating patterns disrupted at times during the year). At 6.4 million U.S. households, this total was down from 6.8 million households in 2009. FBN McCormick completes acquisition of Kamis SPARKS, MD. — McCormick & Co., Inc. has completed its $286 million acquisition of Kamis S.A., a manufacturer of spices, seasonings, mustards and other flavor mis products in Poland. Kamis also has distribution in Russia, Romania and Ukraine. McCormick said it expects profits from this ual business, with annual 03 sales of about $103 c million, to add about 6c to earnings per share in 2012. Sales for Kamis have been increasing at mid-single digit rates, and McCormick said it intends to add to growth through new product introductions, d t ti marketing programs and penetration of other markets in Central and Eastern Europe. McCormick said it will invest in the growth of Kamis and will continue to operate the business from the facility located near Warsaw. FBN WASHINGTON — A little more than 17.2 million U.S. households, or approximately 14.5%, were food insecure during 2010, according to a report released Sept. 7 by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The number of families that had difficulty putting enough food on the table at times during the year was down narrowly from 17.3 million households, or 14.7%, in 2009, the E.R.S. said. September 13, 2011 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 13

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Food Business News - September 13, 2011
Kraft’s split on schedule
Nonfat dry milk prices drop as milk output rises
Shining a light on sugary drinks
Web Contents
Editorial - Preparing for the rising cost of fresh water
Private label products make gains in salad, sugar categories
Seaboard’s Rod Brenneman to lead Butterball
Limited avocado supply hurts Calavo earnings
PepsiCo outlines path for global snacks growth
F.D.A. initiates projects to trace foodborne illnesses
U.S.D.A. study shows food insecurity down from 2009
McCormick completes acquisition of Kamis
Leadership team set for Sara Lee’s CoffeeCo spin-off
Seneca, Allens terminate merger negotiations
Human milk components the focus of partnership
JBS shifting operations in Brazil
Dannon opens new innovation center
July red meat production down 4% from year ago
Aramark to acquire Filterfresh from G.M.C.R.
Tyson Foods to ramp up prepared foods output
McDonald’s investing $1 billion in Canada
Rowland Coffee integration on track at Smucker
Food trucks transitioning from fad to trend
Kraft’s split on schedule
Restructuring charges weigh on Campbell earnings
Starbucks K-Cup Portion Packs going to grocery stores
Sanderson Farms swings to loss in quarter
Nestle completes production unit for nutrition factory
Restaurant Performance Index falls beneath 100 to 11-month low in July
Washington - Shining a light on sugary drinks
Market Insight - Nonfat dry milk prices drop as milk output rises
Health and Wellness - School lunches get slimmer
Ingredient Innovations - Possible opportunity in immunity
Flavor Trends - Fire and flavor
New Product Trends - Expanding flavors and protein sources in jerky
New Food Products - Dannon introduces Activia Selects yogurt
New Food Products - Balance Bar launches nimble bar for women
New Food Products - Nestle introducing Nescafe LiquiFresh Gourmet Blend
New Food Products - New jerky from Jack Link’s uses Cholula Hot Sauce
New Food Products - Odwalla adds Super Protein Mango smoothie
New Food Products - Frito-Lay introduces Doritos and Cheetos Fiery Fusion
New Food Products - Burger King adds Quaker oatmeal to breakfast menu
New Food Products - Lifestyle Foods launching G2 snack line
INGREDIENT MARKET TRENDS - Winter wheat planting under way except in dry Southwest
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News - Soy blend has texture characteristics of meat
Supplier Innovations and News - Sustainable palm oil certifi cation reaches Brazil
Supplier Innovations and News - Grain Processing Corp. promotes scientist
Supplier Innovations and News - Starches offer retort, freeze/thaw benefits
Supplier Innovations and News - Red Arrow launches pot roast fl avor
Supplier Innovations and News - Takasago names v.p. of consumer insight
Supplier Innovations and News - Honey, fig flavors join balsamic vinegar line
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Food Business News - September 13, 2011