Milling & Baking News - December 9, 2014 - (Page 46)

Archive Interstate Bakeries Corp. said it will close its baking plant in Florence, S.C., on Feb. 6. The closing will affect approximately 200 employees. Food and Drug Administration, the American Bakers Association has urged the F.D.A. to allow folic acid fortification of standardized whole wheat and unstandardized bakery products, including whole grain products. CSM n.v. intends to sell its 39% stake in natural alcohol supplier Koninklijke Nedalco as part of its strategy to transform into a global bakery supplies and food ingredients company. In a move designed to leverage the power of the Dunkin' Donuts brand, Allied Domecq P.L.C. changed the name of its Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants unit to Dunkin' Brands, Inc. 2004 Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced Dec. 3 he was resigning from his Cabinet post. Speaking with reporters after making his announcement, Mr. Thompson created a stir when he expressed surprise that the U.S. food supply has not yet been attacked by terrorists. President George W. Bush on Dec. 13 nominated Michael O. Leavitt as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Kraft Foods Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its U.K. desserts business to Premier Foods P.L.C. for $135 million. A clear picture of the link between micronutrient intake and human health was painted for the milling industry by William H. Dietz, director, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mr. Dietz spoke Oct. 29 at the annual meeting of the North American Millers' Association at The Sanctuary resort on Kiawah Island, S.C. United States Bakery is in negotiations to sell its Eugene, Ore., baking plant, according to media reports there. KVAL, a local television station, said the baking company has signed a non-binding letter of agreement to sell the Williams' Bakery baking plant to the University of Oregon for about $25 million. In a letter to Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the 46 / December 9, 2014 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. has missed another deadline for making its regular quarterly 10-Q financial filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bunge Ltd. on Dec. 14 said it has signed a 10-year exclusive throughput agreement for Phu My Port in Vietnam. 1984 The Reagan administration's proposal to reduce non-military spending in the federal budget by $34 billion in the 1985 fiscal year beginning next Oct. 1 encompasses sizable cuts in a variety of agricultural programs. Northern Trust Corp. has disclosed plans to acquire a minority interest in Stotler & Co., a Chicago-based commodity brokerage concern. The board of directors of Interstate Bakeries Corp., parent company of Interstate Brands Corp., on Dec. 10 elected Richard Ravitch as a member of the board of directors. Pepperidge Farm, Inc., Norwalk, Conn.-based baking Milling & Baking News subsidiary of Campbell Soup Co., plans to close a small snack plant at New Holland, Pa. Harry C. Schaack, president of the Chicago Board of Trade, has been renominated for the office on the regular ticket of the Schaack exchanged, which will be voted on at the election Jan. 8. The Kansas State University Distinguished Service Award in Agriculture was presented Dec. 12 to Lauren H. Batty, center, chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Baking Co., Rye, N.Y. A reorganization of the War Food Administration structure to go into effect Jan. 1, 1945, will make Lee Marshall, now head of the Office of Distribution, the director of the new Office of Marketing Services and also the new Office of Supply until further notice. Walter P. Carroll, senior vicepresident of commodity purchasing at Interstate Brands Corp., Kansas City, will retire from active management effective Dec. 31, it was announced by Robert W. Hatch, president and chief executive officer. Sales and earnings of ConAgra, Inc. in the second quarter and first half ended Nov. 25 were the highest for any quarter or six-month period in the company's history. Maple Leaf Mills Ltd., Toronto, has named Peter G. Aizlewood general manager of the central region in the company's flour division. Aizlewood 1944 The Office of the Quartermaster General of the army has been advised that the capture of a German field bakery revealed that Nazi army flour is 20% "ersatz," the "ersatz" being soybean, corn or anything available to give the wheat flour additional bulk. Even sawdust is used, the report said. An unconfirmed report received in Washington from Havana indicates that the Cuban government will probably issue a decree within the next day or two announcing the establishment of a subsidy program for flour to be paid out of its treasury. Uppermost in the minds of millers and all other Americans with the approach of Christmas and the New Year is the bitter fighting in the war in Europe and in the Pacific, together with the mounting lists of casualties. Victory appears nearer than at any other time since the start of the bloody conflict more than five years ago, but the struggle is harder than ever. - Editorial Trailer trucks that carry 45,000 lbs of flour and other foodstuffs are operated by the Salley Grocer Co. of Bernice and Shreveport, La., and were recently featured in a page advertisement of the Saturday Evening Post, Time, and a number of other national publications. The truck's carry reproductions of the Betsy's Best flour brand of the Ross Milling Co., Ottawa, Kas. MBN /

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Milling & Baking News - December 9, 2014
January-September flour output sets new record, rises 0.9%
Consumer Reports casts doubts on merits of gluten-free diet
Late News - Reading to double facility’s size
Table of Contents
News Comment - Finally, commodity relief for grain-based foods
Editorial - India agreement offers hope for W.T.O.
Late News
Luna shifting line of bars to gluten-free ingredients
Business - Fire damages Canada Bread baking plant in Ontario
Girl Scout Cookies enter digital age
Sosland Publishing relocating company headquarters
Cargill reaches settlement, to change labels in Truvia case
C.H. Robinson to acquire Freightquote for $365 million
Financial Results - Campbell Soup baking unit profits strong; U.S. business soft
Charges bog down Post profit; adjusted EBITDA up sharply
Aryzta revenue in North America grows through acquisitions
ADM growth plans include Wild and Brazilian oilseeds
Input costs, plant start-up costs hinder Weston Foods
People - Mayo Schmidt to join Louis Dreyfus as c.e.o.
George Deese to retire as executive chairman at Flowers
Ready-to-eat Cereal Update - Cereal makers seek fresh start
Regulatory Affairs - Air emission calculation for particulate matter: Flour
Industry Activities - Wild, wild East: NAMA given ‘tour’ of Southeast Asia milling industry
AIB names new director of food safety services innovation
Nutrition and Health - USA Rice Federation disputes latest arsenic report
Supplier Innovations
Ingredient Market Trends - Grain volume requirements for Canadian railroads extended
Ingredient Week
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - December 9, 2014