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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - June 17, 2014

Food Business News - June 17, 2014
Tyson building a prepared foods powerhouse
Sodium reduction: Aiming at the target
Mid-year markets spotlight
Web Contents
Editorial - Preventing food fraud must be a priority
Peanut butter innovaton propels Smucker
Pinnacle opens pilot plant at Rutgers
Consumer interest in protein remains high
Trashing trillions of calories
Health science at the center of Nestle’s strategy
Nestle sees emerging markets as an e-commerce opportunity
McDonald’s U.S. sales still slipping
Innovation popping at Diamond Foods
Emerging natural and organic food and beverage trends
B&G Foods goes clubbing
C-suite focus shifting toward greater effi ciencies
Krispy Kreme looks to create buzz with licensed coff ee
Private label, sustainability shaping Hain Celestial’s strategy
Quality Egg executives plead guilty to selling adulterated products
Redefining food allergens
Have your cake and quinoa, too
Three snack makers to watch
Flavor mining
Ancient grains for modern trends
Ancient grains in America
All systems go on sustainability strategies
Targeting sodium reduction
General Mills launches Cheerios Protein
Wonka introduces Peel-a-Pops
Ready Pac expands on-the-go meals
Pacifi c Foods adds to hummus offerings
Big chicken fi llet sandwiches debut
Breyers off ers gluten-free ice cream
oCrunch and Kellogg’s partner to create cereal bowl
Stoneridge Orchards launches new dried whole fruit products
GoOrganic debuts fruit chews
popchips rolls out veggie chip line
On the Border debuts smart menu selections
Annie’s announces snack and mini meal kits
Gold’n Plump upgrades frozen chicken patties
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. raises U.S. and world wheat ending stocks forecasts
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - June 17, 2014