Milling & Baking News - June 6, 2017 - 1
THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS
JUNE 6, 2017
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Food Ingredient Solutions
Demand soars for colors
from natural sources
Red beets, purple corn and
spirulina assist in replacing
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ADM to build large
flour mill in Illinois
CHICAGO - Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced it is constructing a new flour mill in Mendota, Ill.
"ADM's new facility in Mendota
will help us provide additional capabilities to meet ongoing demand
growth in the Midwest, where we
are seeing bakers expand their production capabilities," said Mark L.
Kolkhorst, president of ADM Milling. "In addition, our new mill
will enable us to drive efficiencies,
thanks to the use of new technologies
and equipment, and the ability to
leverage capabilities of ADM's existing grain facility in Mendota -
such as unloading 110-car shuttle
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Legislators and farm groups push
back against proposed ag budget
WASHINGTON - President Donald
Trump on May 23 proposed a fiscal year
2018 budget for the U.S. Department
of Agriculture at $137 billion (budget
authority), down $12
billion, or 8%, from an
estimated $149 billion
in F.Y. 2017, and outlined budget aims over
the next 10 years that
would sharply reduce
expenditures and even
eliminate a number
of long-standing programs.
Leaders of the congressional agriculture
back against several
of the more draconian
proposals, which were roundly panned
by farm and nutrition organizations.
The president's F.Y. 2018 U.S.D.A.
budget called for funding mandatory
programs, those required by laws other
than annual appropriations acts, such
as the farm bill, at $116 billion, down
6% from $123 billion in F.Y. 2017. The
U.S.D.A. requested $73.6 billion for
the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for F.Y.
2018, down $4.9 billion,
or 6%, from $78.5 billion in F.Y. 2017.
The budget would
reduce spending on discretionary programs to
$21 billion in F.Y. 2018,
down about $4.8 billion,
or 19%, from the current
year. A large share in the
decrease in requested
funding for discretionary programs in F.Y.
2018 was tied to eliminating funding
for the P.L. 480 Title II, Food for Peace,
which is the principal vehicle through
which the United States provides
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Tracking new product development
across the global snacking landscape
CHICAGO - Hybrid foods and flavors are driving new product development across the global snacking
landscape. Sweet bakery flavors, such
as cakes, cookies and pies, are growing in global snack launches, said Kara
Nielsen, manager of sales and engagement USA at market research firm Innova Market Insights.
"If you've ever shopped in the yogurt
aisle and have bought a Boston Cream
Pie yogurt flavor, you know it's pretty
common for companies to borrow flavor
profiles from other parts of the aisle,"
Ms. Nielsen said during a presentation
at the Sweets & Snacks Expo, held May
23-25 in Chicago.
Recent launches in the United States
include Angie's Boomchickapop frosted sugar cookie-flavored kettle corn
and Jelly Belly jelly beans that taste
like pancakes with maple syrup. In
New Zealand, consumers may enjoy
a Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bar
inspired by lamington, a local favorite
featuring sponge cake with chocolate
sauce and coconut.
Beverage flavors also are gaining
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