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D.R.V. declared in immediate proximity to the most prominent such claim. The F.D.A. said Kind must remove labels such as "anti-oxidant rich," "good source of fiber," and "no trans fats" from its products. "It is your responsibility to ensure that your products comply with the Act and its implementing regulations," William A. Correll, the director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, wrote in the letter. "You should take prompt action to correct the violations. Failure to promptly correct the violations may result in regulatory action without further notice, including seizure and/or injunction." Kind responded to the F.D.A.'s charges in a post to its web site on April 14. "The F.D.A. is requesting adjustments to the labeling language on four of our bars and our web site, and we're working now to bring all items to compliance," the company said. "Please know that there are no quality or safety issues relating to our snack foods or their ingredients. Kind snacks remain a safe and nutritious choice for our fans and their families." In working to come into compliance with the F.D.A.'s labeling rules, Kind said that nuts are partly to blame for the violations. "Nuts, key ingredients in many of our snacks and one of the things that make fans love our bars, contain nutritious fats that exceed the amount allowed under the F.D.A.'s standard," the company said. "This is similar to other foods that do not meet the standard for use of the term healthy, but are generally considered to be good for you like avocados, salmon and eggs." Kind said it will keep its recipes unchanged even as it makes updates to its packaging and web site. FBN U.S. organic food sales rise 11% in 2014 WASHINGTON - Organic food sales in the United States increased 11% to reach $35.9 billion in 2014, according to a survey released April 15 by the Organic Trade Association. Organic food sales accounted for close to 5% of total U.S. food sales, according to the O.T.A. The association began tracking the industry's performance in 1997, when U.S. organic sales were $3.4 billion and accounted for GUM ACACIA The Future of Fiber Importers Service Corporation is the largest manufacturer in the world dedicated solely to the production of Gum Acacia. The combination of commitment to quality and expertise in our field has made Importers Service Corporation a reliable supplier and the perfect partner dedicated to our customer's success. Recently, the FDA amended the food additive regulations to formally recognize that Gum Acacia supplements dietary fiber. This allows manufacturers to promote higher fiber content right on the label. The modifications also permit significant increases to Gum Acacia usage levels and expands the range of products that can be formulated with Acacia. * 85% Dietary Fiber * 100% Soluble * 100% Natural * GMO Free * Good Mouth Feel, Neutral Taste, Neutral Odor * Excellent Adhesive and Binding Properties * Clean Label Importers Service Corporation produces a full line of Gum Acacia to suit your organic, fiber and non-GMO needs. Call us to discuss your application. IMPORTERS SERVICE CORPORATION LEADING MANUFACTURER OF GUM ACACIA Tel: +1 732 248 1946 * Fax: +1 732 248 1949 * April 21, 2015 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - April 21, 2015

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