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less than 1% of total food sales. A majority of American households make organic part of their supermarket and retail purchases. The percentages ranged from 68% to nearly 80% of households in Southern states and nearly hit 90% on the West coast and in New England. "O.T.A.'s consumer survey has already found that organic doesn't have any demographic boundaries," said Laura Batcha, chief executive officer and executive director of the association. "This additional data prove it doesn't have regional or partisan boundaries." Sales of organic fruits and vegetables rose 12% in 2014 to reach $13 billion, which accounted for 36% of all organic food sales. Of all the produce sold in the United States, 12% is organic. U.S. sales in the organic dairy sector Ingredients make all the difference { 22 Defatted Wheat Germ from VIOBIN USA answers today's demand for cleaner labels, with a low fat, high fiber, full flavored natural ingredient. The functional qualities of Defatted Wheat Germ include: improving stability, texture, nutritional value, and flavor to many applications. Call us today to inquire about a custom solution for your product. VIOBIN U.S.A. 217.762.2561 X 249 Sales 217.402.3117 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® { increased 11% to $5.46 billion in 2014. Organic non-food sales increased nearly 14% to $3.2 billion. Total 2014 U.S. organic sales, at $39.1 billion, marked an 11.3% climb from 2013. The Nutrition Business Journal conducted and produced the survey, which took place from Feb. 10 to April 3. More than 200 companies responded. The O.T.A. will make the full survey available in mid-May. FBN Daily's to build bacon plant ST. JOSEPH, MO. - Daily's Premium Meats, which is jointly owned by Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods, plans to build a new $41.5 million, 100,000-squarefoot pork processing plant in St. Joseph. Site work is expected to begin this summer while operations are anticipated to begin in May 2016. The new plant will produce sliced-to-order naturally hardwood smoked bacon, and it will employ approximately 200 people. The new plant will be built across the street from Triumph Foods' fresh pork processing plant in St. Joseph. "Since 1893, Daily's has stood for the highest quality in premium meats, especially hardwood smoked bacon, and we're proud to carry on that tradition with this new plant," said Kelly Hattan, president of Daily's Premium Meats. "As part of an integrated food system, we look forward to the opportunities the new plant will offer our customers, as well as being part of the St. Joseph community." Daily's operates bacon processing plants in Missoula, Mont., and Salt Lake City, and the company markets and sells a variety of processed pork items from signature honey cured bacon to Applewood smoked bacon to naturally smoked hams to breakfast sausages. Triumph Foods is owned by five member-owners who are pork producers. Seaboard Foods, an integrated food company, has farm and pork processing operations. The Seaboard Foods' Guymon, Okla., plant and the Triumph St. Joseph plant supply pork bellies for Daily's premium bacon. Daily's became part of Seaboard Foods' integrated system in 2005, while Triumph Foods purchased a 50% interest of the company from Seaboard Foods in September 2014. 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