Food Business News - December 4, 2012 - (Page 6)

Web Contents The food and beverage industry’s No. 1 news source. Top stories 1 Hostess Brands shuts down bakery operations This Week’s Trending Topics • Hostess Brands • ConAgra Foods • Ralcorp Holdings 2 Hostess tells strikers liquidation only hours away 4 F.D.A. finds numerous issues at Sunland facility • Food Safety • Almonds • Nuts • Whey 3 F.D.A. investigates 5-hour Energy over 13 deaths 5 Smart Balance: ‘Big fish’ in the growing gluten-free pond • Flowers Foods • Energy Beverages • Campbell Soup Research Assistant Natural G Grain-based Foods Exclusive Follow us on Twitter: FoodBizNews Digital Edition FOOD BUSIN NEWS, MARKETS AND ANAL YSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSIN G INDU STRY December 18 December 25 Check out the latest issue of Food Business News at! C Culinology Coconut Water January 8 January 14 Page 28 WASHING Administ TON — ity regis ration susp The Food and Drug N.M., tration of ended the Sunland food facil on prohibite Nov. 26, and theInc., Portales,d from food com into sellin first time the mark g or distrpany is registratio the F.D.A etplace. This ibuting . has is the was gran n suspensio used n auth its facility ernizationted unde ority, r the which Act. Food In a Safety Modit had Nov. 27 state shut ment, nut butte down operationSunland its volu r plant said lthough just prior s in its down ntary reca peathe Unitpotatoes ll on Sept to initia shelling are grow ed operation . 24 and ting heav past summ iest in States, plan n across shut s in tings the er’s histo states that Continuedits separate higher escaped are mate U.S. Depa on Page lower production ric drought, rtment 10 prices in resultingthe 467,2 d U.S. 2012 of Agric in 2013 2012 and In its total 03,000 ulture potato potential in cwts November . cwts, productio estiup ly cord in 2011 Crop and the 9% from n Productio crop 429,647,00at highe the seco of 513,5 n repo 0 44,000 st since rt, highe nd consecuti the recwts r prod 404,273,00 uction ve year of in 2000. It’s signifi 0 cwts after since cantly 402,110,00 , whic the 2010 The 0 cwts h was the crop of smallest 90% of key fall crop in 1990. , whic forecast total (all-s h acco at 422,0 easons) unts from productio for 391,180,00 16,000 area of 0 cwts cwts in 2012 n, was last year. , up 8% acres, fall potatoes up Harvested was estim 6% from was forec ated at 2011, and ast at 991,5 from 00 426 a year aver “In Idah earlier. cwts per acreage yield , up 10% vorable, o, grow leading ing cond to a yield itions were that faContinued if realized on Page 30 F.D.A. sus facility pends Sun registr land’s ation element that of bran th rate more than and Ralc of many ded foods is only orp Hold making ConA one priva gra ings, presiden Foods, Inc., Inc., a te label, good t and fit at ConA chief said Gary gra. vate label Over the executive Rodkin, offi past 14 food faster years, cer of than branbusiness has grow the priIn a Nov. ded food, investme he said. n much 27 conf nt eren ConA gra’s analysts, Mr. ce call ences successfu Rodk with with in said l earli of mak priva er expe ing store te label tive are amo brands and its visioriment is optim ng reasons more inno n vaistic that its its manageContinued$6.8 billio on Page n 18 Persist ConAgrence pays as a acquiri OMAHA ng Ral corp double — A grow ESS NEW S Decem ber dbu sinessne 4, 201 2 ® Story on A Large prices potato crop lower pushin Process ing potatoe g s for fren ch fries and chip s continu e to gain share 6 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® December 4, 2012!/FoodBizNews!/FoodBizNews

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - December 4, 2012

Food Business News - December 4, 2012
Persistent ConAgra sees many Ralcorp benefits
F.D.A. suspends Sunland’s facility registration
Large potato crop pushing prices lower
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - In mourning there is a learning in demise
Researchers develop new nutrition scoring algorithm
Frozen foods remain a challenge for Heinz
Clean label confectionery products on the rise
Campbell Soup pursuing new consumers
Single-serve packs propel Green Mountain earnings
Green Mountain appoints new chief executive
Diamond Foods formally parts ways with ex-c.e.o.
Agropur to invest $100 million in cheese plant
Hormel cautiously hopeful about growth prospects
Added value at the heart of Tyson’s growth strategy
Food and beverage recalls jump 57%
Coca-Cola invests $1.3 billion in Chile
Washington - Greater organic oversight on the way
Ingredient Innovations - Positives in calorie subtraction
Stevia innovations lead to calorie reductions in beverages
Questions about calorie count for almonds, other nuts
Health and Wellness - Strengthening bones with additional nutrients
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. forecasts record ag exports in fiscal 2013
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - December 4, 2012