Food Business News - September 13, 2011 - (Page 18)

Human milk components the focus of partnership MADISON, N.J. — Pfizer Nutrition, a business unit of Pfizer, Inc., has entered into a collaborative research agreement with Jennewein Biotechnologie, Rheinbreitbach, Germany, to develop and market two human milk oligosaccharides (H.M.O.s). The partnership will focus on enabling the functional and immunological benefits of H.M.O.s to become available to infants being fed with infant formulas. “Building upon nearly a century as pioneers in infant nutritional science, we are constantly striving to more closely replicate the composition and functional benefits of breast milk, and this partnership truly helps further this mission,” said John Troup, vice-president of global research and development for Pfizer Nutrition. Human milk oligosaccharides are a component of mother’s milk, and provide short- and long-term benefits to infants from birth onwards, according to the companies. Scientific research has shown that H.M.O.s may lower infants’ risk of infection during the time of lactation. In addition, the compounds are known to influence colonization of beneficial bacteria and support healthy immune development. “Complex oligosaccharides in general and H.M.O.s in particular show an enormous potential for use in human nutrition,” said Stefan Jennewein, managing director and co-founder of Jennewein Biotechnologie. “The cooperation between Pfizer Nutrition and Jennewein Biotechnologie will accelerate the developments in this field by bringing together specific complementary competencies.” FBN JBS shifting operations in Brazil SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — JBS, the world’s largest beef producer, is restructuring and moving its meat packing operations to other locations where it operates within Brazil. The company said the move is being made to reap tax savings and will enable JBS to raise output from domestic operations by 5% through efficiency gains and allow the company to save around $125 million per year by reducing its tax bill and overhead. The company said it is suspending operations at its Presidente Epitacio unit in Sao Paulo state as a result of the tax inefficiencies and will shift that output to a unit in Mato Grosso do Sul state. Some slaughtering and deboning at some units in Parana, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso and Roraima states will be moved to other locations as well, the company said. FBN 18 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® September 13, 2011

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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