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Supplier Innovations and News Sweet chicory root fibers recognized as source of dietary fiber Health Canada recently issued a letter of no objection to Lawrenceville, N.J.-based Sensus America, Inc. regarding the classification of its Frutalose line of products as a source of dietary fiber in non-standardized foods, complementing the approval of the company’s Frutafit inulin in 2006. This recognition acknowledges that Frutalose meets a known health effect of dietary fiber, the production of energyyielding metabolites through colonic fermentation. The line includes a range of oligofructose products, a form of partially hydrolyzed chicory root inulin. More commonly known as chicory root fiber, the products provide functional benefits, including ADM Cocoa unveils changes to leadership structure Rolle, Switzerland-based ADM Cocoa announced plans to restructure its organization into five regions and business units. The reorganization includes a number of appointments and role expansions: Grant Belden has been named general manager, global trading, sourcing and semifinished; Benoit Villers will lead global gourmet and marketing. His responsibilities include the recently launched deZaan Gourmet collection; Chris Beetge now heads Europe and the Middle East, and Dennis Whalen will remain in charge of the Americas. Yeong Chye continues as managing director, Cocoa Asia, where the company has expanded its cocoa processing facility in Singapore. Scott Walker continues to head the team as president of ADM Cocoa. In addition, Kai-Uwe Ostheim has been named general manager of global cocoa sustainability as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to a sustainable future for cocoa farming. Rinus Heemskerk will expand his role as global director of innovation. Tim Coonan has been named vice-president, global risk cocoa, and will now chair ADM’s Global Cocoa Risk Committee. Visit: Arla invests in new lactose plant Arla Foods Ingredients, Aarhus, Denmark, plans to invest €120 million in a new lactose manufacturing facility in Denmark. The plant will be located next to the company’s existing main protein factory at Jutland, and will have an annual capacity February 12, 2013 of 85,000 tonnes of lactose. Construction is scheduled to be complete by October 2014, with the plant fully operational in 2016. The new facility will be designed to satisfy growing demand for lactose in the infant formula industry. Together with its existing joint-venture lactose plants in Germany, the added capacity will increase the company’s overall lactose volumes to approximately 135,000 tonnes per year. Visit: the ability to enhance taste, texture and ease-of-use in a variety of applications. Most notably, they are effective at replacing sugar and exhibit many of the functional properties associated with highfructose corn syrup, including sweetness levels as much as 65% that of sucrose. Food manufacturers have realized the benefits by using the ingredients in bars, cereals, baked goods, confectionery items and dairy products. Visit: Beneo’s ISOMALT may replace mannitol Following trials of Morris Plains, N.J.-based Beneo’s Isomalt in chewing gum centers, the Beneo-Technology Center has shown it can successfully replace the commonly used polyol mannitol, offering confectionery producers an alternative, while maintaining the gum’s shape, chewability and texture. The trials also showed no changes in the production process are necessary when replacing mannitol with Isomalt. Higher product stability leads to process optimization. When Isomalt is used, results document the starting firmness increases, providing a more stable chewing gum center. When the center is stable, the shape of the gum is maintained, avoiding deformation during the coating process. The sugar replacer is derived from sugar beet and thus has a similar sweetening profile to sugar. It is low hygroscopic and improves the shelf-life of chewing gum. Visit: FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 55

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - February 12, 2013

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