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McDonald's moves toward simpler ingredients OAK BROOK, ILL. - In response to consumer demand for simple ingredients, McDonald's Corp. has revamped its recipe for grilled chicken. Launching nationwide next week, the "Artisan Grilled Chicken" fillet features chicken breast and no artificial flavors, added colors or preservatives. The chicken is seasoned with "pantry spices" and herbs, such as parsley, salt and onion powder, and cooked in a canola and olive oil blend. Compared to the previous recipe, the new fillet has fewer ingredients, which include garlic powder, lemon juice concentrate, Food and Drug Administration but generally not recognizable to consumers. The fillet will debut as part of the new Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and vinaigrette dressing on an artisan roll. Additionally, it will be used in all of the company's grilled chicken sandwiches, wraps and salads. The introduction follows a new policy McDonald's announced in March to only source chicken raised without human antibiotics. Additionally, the company said it will offer customers milk from cows that are not treated with recombinant bovine somatotropin (r.B.S.T.). McDonald's said it is working with suppliers to implement the initiative within the next two years. "Our customers want food that they feel great about eating - all the way from the farm to the restaurant - and these moves take a step toward better delivering on those expectations," said Mike Andres, president of McDonald's U.S. FBN Visit Brenntag IFT Food Expo® Booth 3727 Chicago, IL July 12 - 14, 2015 ENJOY SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS Brenntag has provided world-class expertise to Food Scientists, Research and Development Teams and Strategic Procurement Professionals for decades in the Food and Nutraceutical marketplace. We offer our customers high-quality ingredients, tailor-made supply-chain solutions and an unrivaled degree of technical and market expertise. We deliver fully traceable, superior quality commodity and specialty ingredients from industry-leading manufacturers. We are on the only ingredient distributor that complements a broad global network with outstanding local execution. Brenntag North America 16 FOODBUSINESS NEWS We have a strong commitment to mutual success with our partners. To Brenntag, this means connecting customers and suppliers in winning partnerships. We provide unparalleled support to our partners to develop and grow their business by sharing intelligence on markets, industries, formulation knowledge and innovative technologies. Contact Brenntag today to learn how we can be your trusted partner in delivering quality ingredients safely, and on time. Brenntag Latin America ® honey, onion powder and vegetable starch. Notable changes to the recipe include the removal of sodium phosphates and maltodextrin, which are deemed safe to eat by the Tyson Foods to close Georgia plant SPRINGDALE, ARK. - Tyson Foods will close its poultry processing facility in Buena Vista, Ga., and end a third shift at its Dawson, Ga., plant. The plant closing is part of the company's strategy to increase efficiencies in its Georgia poultry business. Tyson said changing product needs, the age of the plant and prohibitive renovation costs were factors leading to the plant's closing. Meanwhile, expansion of Tyson's Vienna, Ga., facility is in progress. The company is changing the focus of the plant's production to tray pack chicken at a cost of $110 million. Tyson said the expansion and conversion project will add more than 700 jobs when it's completed mid-year. FBN April 21, 2015

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Food Business News - April 21, 2015
Wal-Mart eyeing improvements
Drought dilemma for California agriculture
Antibiotics under greater scrutiny
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Food’s share of spending declines
Reheating meat sales
A record year for specialty food sales
Innovation insights from Chobani
Target hires merchandiser to reinvent its food business
McDonald’s moves toward simpler ingredients
Tyson Foods to close Georgia plant
Bottled water drove beverage market growth in 2014
I.F.F. plans to buy Ottens Flavors
F.D.A. challenges Kind under ‘healthy’ labeling rules
U.S. organic food sales rise 11% in 2014
Daily’s to build bacon plant
Iconic hot sauce brand, assets acquired
Washington - Antibiotics under greater scrutiny
Health and Wellness - Subtracting sugar from formulations
Ingredient Innovations - Positive fiber signs from Europe
Study links fiber, whole grains to reduced risk of death
Dairy Business News - Hydrocolloids: Managing moisture and more
Ingredient Marketplace 2015
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Another new chapter for C.W.B.
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - April 21, 2015