Food Business News - October 23, 2012 - (Page 28)

Sunland recall reverberates throughout the industry PORTALES, N.M. — The recall of ingredients manufactured by Sunland, Inc., Portales, N.M., must seem like déjà vu to food industry executives. Once again a cluster of illnesses has been traced to a food ingredient; an investigation has led to a recall that quickly expanded and ensnared numerous firms throughout the industry; and — once again — peanuts and the products they are included in are at the heart of the investigation. As of Oct. 17, 35 people from 19 states have been infected with Salmonella Bredney, the strain associated with the recall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta. Eight of those who have fallen ill have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. But, the C.D.C. added, 63% of those who are ill are children under the age of 10. Sunland Inc. was implicated in the recall after the strain of Salmonella Bredney was identified in a jar of Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter found in the home of one of the consumers who had fallen ill. The company initially recalled lots of almond and peanut butter that were manufactured on the same production line as the implicated Trader Joe’s product on Sept. 23. The next day Sunland expanded the recall to include about 100 products, which included peanut butter and other products made with nuts and seeds. On Oct. 4, Sunland expanded the recall again to include all products made in the company’s production facility between March 1, 2010, and Sept. 24, 2012. On Oct. 5, the Food and Drug Administration announced environmental samples taken in the Sunland production facility showed the presence of Salmonella. Subsequent analysis determined Salmonella Bredney with a DNA fingerprint that is the same as the outbreak strain that was present in the samples. On Oct. 12, Sunland Inc. expanded the recall to include raw and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts sold in quantities from 2-oz to 50-lb. More than 250 product varieties have be been recalled. Companies pa participating in the recall in include AdvancePierre F Foods, Chattanooga Bake ery, Inc., General Mills, I Inc., Mondelez Global L L.L.C., Rich Products C Corp., Smith Dairy Produ ucts, and many more. Founded in 1988, Sunl land Inc. specializes in the g growing and production o of products featuring Val lencia peanuts, which are a sweeter variety of pean nut. The company has one f facility in Portales and p promotes itself as the nati tion’s largest producer of or organic peanut butter. FBN Color as natural as you can get! To create EXBERRY® concentrates we went back to nature, using the pure and natural colours that only fruits and vegetables provide. Supplied in a wide range of vibrant shades and with excellent stability, EXBERRY® coloring foods offer the quality and clean label declaration demanded by your customers. True Natural Color – as nature intended GNT USA, Inc. 660 White Plains Road Tarrytown, NY 10591 USA +1 914 524-0600 GNT_USA_BI_9x6inch_4c_berry_1111.indd 1 19.10.11 15:14 28 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® October 23, 2012

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Private label penetration forecast to grow in U.S.
Softer demand slows rate of Nestle sales growth
Drought’s impact becomes clearer
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Editorial - Food issues dampened before election
Culver acquisition boosts B&G third-quarter income
Foreign exchange rate cuts into McDonald’s earnings
Structural changes cut into PepsiCo sales in third quarter
Legislation proposed to track antibiotic use on farms
Dean Foods posts preliminary WhiteWave-Alpro results
California poultry processor files for Chapter 11 protection
Peapod testing virtual grocery stores in the Northeast
Shell egg prices push Cal-Maine income up sharply
ConAgra to close pork processing plant
Cereal Partners Worldwide to reduce sugar, sodium
Frozen food sales projected to remain sluggish
New food safety effort targets consumers
ConAgra Foods looks to heighten focus on nutrition addition
Cholesterol profile of U.S. adults improving
Food and beverage C.P.I. increases in September
Strong China results boost Yum! earnings
Global Greek yogurt introductions accelerate
Sunland recall reverberates throughout the industry
JBS USA has option to acquire XL Foods
Washington - F.D.A. issues guidance for food facility registration
Sports Nutrition - Broadening the appeal for sports nutrition products
Ingredient Innovations - Ushering in the next generation
Convenience Store Trends - On-the-go gourmet
Beverage Business News - Looking for a Pepsi rebound
Old Orchard debuts frozen sweet tea line
Red Bull to add fruit-flavored energy drinks
Lawsuit takes aim at New York’s 16-oz beverage rule
Coca-Cola profit climbs on volume growth
Beverage industry embraces calorie counts on vending machines
Journal report links sugary beverages to obesity
Tingyi partnership poised for flight
Beverage still tops at Pepsi...barely
Beverage Trends - An (energy) shot in the arm
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - CME Group to acquire the K.C.B.T
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
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Food Business News - October 23, 2012