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F.D.A. issues 'food safety challenge' WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has issued a call for potential breakthrough ideas about how to address pathogens, especially Salmonella in fresh produce, in food. The program offers $500,000 to anyone who can offer a concept to address the detection of Salmonella in minimally processed fresh produce. The agency said it would be a positive if the solution is able to address testing for microbial pathogens in other foods. A panel of food safety and pathogen detection experts from the F.D.A., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will judge the submissions, determine finalists and select the winner. "This is an exciting opportunity for the federal government to collaborate with outside experts to bring forth breakthrough ideas and technologies that can help ensure quicker detection of problems in our food supply and help prevent foodborne illnesses," said Michael Taylor, the F.D.A.'s deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine. Those interested in participating should submit concepts to the F.D.A. by Nov. 9. Up to five submitters will be selected to advance as finalists. Finalists will be awarded $20,000 and have the opportunity to be coached by F.D.A. subject matter experts who will help them develop the ideas before they present the refined concepts to the panel of judges. To learn more about the rules of the contest and how to submit a concept, visit the web site: Food Safety Challenge. FBN serves International Food Products Food Manufacturers We take pride in helping food manufacturers make the best ingredient buys possible. And then we follow through by delivering the highest quality ingredients on time and in spec. Oils Kontos Foods expands to Caribbean Starches Food Grade Chemicals Cocoa Stabilizing Systems Sugar PATERSON N J PATERSON, N.J. - Greek and M dit G k d Mediterranean food manufacturer and distributor Kontos Foods, Inc. announced it will expand its export business to Bermuda, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico due to growing demand for its foods. The expansion program is targeted at local retailers and distributors as well as food service establishments. "In all these markets we are seeing an increase in requests from nearly all retail store chains, and restaurants, for products such as flatbreads, Fillo dough, Spanakopita, Baklava and Gyro meats," said Steve Kontos, vicepresident of Kontos Foods. "For our sales expansion effort, we are working closely with our distributors to better understand these changes in the market, develop relevant culinary ideas and provide new marketing and October 7, 2014 i t f l t i l to t th " point of sale material t support growth." Warren Stool, marketing and business development director at Kontos, added, "Our distributors in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico have been very receptive to how we segment the flatbread market - for instance, our 'better-for-you', ethnic, hors d'oeuvres, and pizza bread segments. We are excited to provide their sales teams with tactical support, new package designs, new floor display models, recipe ideas, as well as high-level strategic support and creative thinking. Over the past nine months, a similar effort in Quebec has resulted in an 85% jump in sales for our local distributor." Kontos' expansion efforts also have established a consumer base in Europe, the Middle East and Eastern Asia. FBN 800-227-8427 Trusted Ingredients. Trusted Advisors. FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 15

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Food Business News - October 7, 2014
General Mills to eliminate more jobs
Sugar prices remain high amid Mexican trade dispute
Dairy Business News - Increasing ice cream sales
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Editorial - Putting millennials in perspective
Mondelez to build biscuit plant in Bahrain
ADM forming new ingredients unit after Wild acquisition
Hershey acquires Chinese confectionery company
Sabra Dipping Co. names new c.e.o.
Restaurant index rises for first time in three months
Snack preferences differ between millennials and boomers
F.D.A. issues ‘food safety challenge’
Kontos Foods expands to Caribbean
Snatching share in the snack market
Starbucks acquiring full control of Japan business
JAB Holding to acquire Einstein Noah Restaurant
Seaboard sells stake in Daily’s Premium Meats
Diamond still in the rough
Chiquita to get larger share of company in revised Fyffes deal
Coke sees $300 billion international opportunity
Small victories add up for ConAgra Foods
Carbonated waters: Tiny bubbles, big splash
Guilty verdicts in Peanut Corporation of America trial
Washington - F.D.A. revises four proposed food safety rules
Flavor Trends - Sophisticated heat
Ingredient Innovations - Spreading and staying stable
Buzz around sustainable palm oil grows louder
The scoop on Baskin-Robbins’ return to growth
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. estimates U.S. wheat crop at 2,035 million bus
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - October 7, 2014