Food Business News - February 12, 2013 - (Page 13)

Greek yogurt may be going to school The U.S.D.A. is adding Greek yogurt to its Foods List, a roster of foods state agencies may buy with federal food entitlement money NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will offer Greek yogurt in New York school meal programs under a pilot program and may expand the effort nationally if it is successful, said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. The U.S.D.A. will add Greek yogurt to its Foods List, which is a list of 180 foods that state agencies may buy with U.S.D.A. food entitlement money. “Soon, New York-made, healthy and protein-rich Greek yogurt could be what’s for lunch in schools across New York and even the country,” Mr. Schumer said. “I applaud the U.S.D.A. for heeding my call and working diligently and effectively to initiate a pilot program to bring New York Greek yogurt to school cafeterias as early as April 2013. The U.S.D.A.’s Frito-Lay to launch Taco Bell-inspired Doritos PLANO, TEXAS — Based on the success of Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Tacos, FritoLay, a business unit of PepsiCo, Inc., is launching a Taco Bell flavor of Doritos. “We’re basically looking to recreate that magic in the form of chips,” said Chris Kuechenmeister, spokesperson for FritoLay. “Doritos Locos Taco chips will have two different flavors of chips in the same bag: our nacho cheese-flavored Dorito and a taco-flavored Dorito inspired by the taco you’d get at Taco Bell. The aim is to create the same flavor experience as eating a Doritos Locos Taco from Taco Bell.” Taco Bell has sold more than 300 million Doritos Locos Tacos since last spring’s rollout. The fast-food chain plans to add taco shells in Cool Ranch and Flamas flavors. The chips will be available nationwide beginning in April for a limited time. FBN February 12, 2013 pilot program will serve as an important first step in boosting nutrition for New York students, all while bolstering business for our dairy farmers and Greek yogurt producers alike.” Ken Concannon, undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, said the list of U.S.D.A. food products is routinely updated with new products added every year. “Protein products are often the most popular items chosen from the list, and the inclusion of strained yogurt could help create a more rounded set of protein offerings for schools within the U.S.D.A. foods program,” he said. The U.S.D.A. will issue a request for information to seek input from potential yogurt vendors and producers on their ability to supply Greek yogurt, including types and quantities available and information on pricing. Then the U.S.D.A. will use the information to gauge interest from New York State and other state school boards, in participating in a pilot to use U.S.D.A. entitlement dollars toward acquiring the product. If there is interest, the U.S.D.A. said it will issue a solicitation for the product and allow manufacturers to compete for the opportunity to provide Greek yogurt to the interested state. Mr. Schumer said the New York School Boards Association is already supportive of this pilot program. The U.S.D.A. expects to complete the process so deliveries of Greek yogurt may begin as early as April 2013. FBN the ingredient & blending solution. one stop shopping national distribution B.C. Williams Bakery Service BCW Food Products 800.527.4104 a baking tradition since 1935. FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 13

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Food Business News - February 12, 2013
China problems may challenge Yum! Brands in 2013
Tyson Foods sees chicken demand rising
Kellogg frozen foods business on the fast track
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Web Contents
Editorial - Starbucks is redefining brand loyalty
General Mills settles Yo-Plus lawsuit
Green Mountain Coffee sees single-serve pack sales rise 21% in first quarter
Soren Schroder named next c.e.o. of Bunge Ltd
New Mexico legislature blocks bioengineering labeling bill
Pork prices may be volatile in 2013
Kraft Foods fills newly-created marketing post
Hershey has big plans in nuts and fruits
American Licorice Co. to expand in Indiana
Unilever to close spreads plant in Atlanta
Greek yogurt may be going to school
Frito-Lay to launch Taco Bell-inspired Doritos
Kellogg income rises on cost-savings, Pringles acquisition
China problems may challenge Yum! Brands in 2013
Juice, baking business come into focus for Starbucks
New product pipelines pump up protein
Washington - 'Smart snack' guidelines get favorable reviews
Market Insight - Per capita calories rise on added fats
Beverage Trends - Oat beverages offer benefits beyond the bowl
Ingredient Innovations - Fiber boosts for whole grain items
Harvard’s approval of 10:1 ratio draws critiques
Beverage Business News - Nothing to see here
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Open outcry trading of hard red winter wheat futures to shift to Chicago
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - February 12, 2013