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June 21, 2011 FOODBUSINESS NEWS NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY C.D.C. report finds increase in salmonella infections almonella infections have not decreased during the past 15 years and instead have increased by 10%, according to “Vital Signs,” a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the same period, the report noted, illnesses caused by pathogens such as E. coli O157 have declined nearly 50%, and the overall rates of six food-borne infections have been reduced by 23%. “Although food-borne infections have decreased by nearly one-fourth in the past 15 years, more than 1 million people in this country become ill from salmonella each year, and salmonella accounts for about half of the hospitalizations and deaths Continued on Page 21 S INSIDE Stories start on Page 25 Gener General Mills sees ‘robust’ growth opportunities in growt global yogurt category globa PARIS — Pleased about the growth prospects of its ready-to-eat cereal, super premium ice cream, convenient meals and healthy snacks businesses, General Mills is equally excited about adding yogurt as a new global platform, said Don Mulligan, executive vice-president and chief financial officer of the Minneapolisbased company. Mr. Mulligan spoke June 14 at the Deutsche Bank Global Continued on Page 44 Following Jimmy PARIS — A commitment to four key meat brands and pursuit of a strategy that has successfully expanded sales of the Jimmy Dean brand will help drive growth in coming years for the meat business of Sara Lee Corp., said Marcel Smits, chief executive officer. Mr. Smits participated in a Sara Lee Growth of Jimmy Dean brand seen as template for other Sara Lee product lines presentation June 14 during the Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Global Consumer Conference in Paris. Describing how Sara Lee has transformed the Jimmy Dean brand from a traditional sausage line to a far broader range of valueadded products, Mr. Smits said this process is ongoing at the company and also will include the Hillshire Farm, Ballpark and Sara Lee meat brands. “We have a continued commitment to the key four brands, and I think you should assume that what we have done in Jimmy Dean we are going to be doing in other brands as well,” he said. “We have been doing it in Hillshire Farm.” The remarks about the meat business were part of a broader discussion of the monumental changes under way at Sara Lee. Jan Bennink, executive chairman of Continued on Page 18

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Food Business News - June 21, 2011
C.D.C. report fi nds increase in salmonella infections
General Mills sees ‘robust’ growth opportunities in global yogurt category
Following Jimmy
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Editorial - German E.coli outbreak underscores need to fund F.S.M.A.
ConAgra acquires Marie Callender’s trademarks
Kraft investing to eradicate malnutrition
Perkins & Marie Callender’s fi les for bankruptcy
Snack food sales reach $64 billion in 2010, may top $77 billion by 2015
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Cargill opens Latin American innovation center
John Bilbrey to helm at Hershey
ICL Performance to acquire Cosmocel Quimica
Sugar bull
Smithfield terminates Campofrio bid
Omega-3 food, beverage market grows 11%
Roark Capital ups presence in food industry
Calavo earnings decline due to higher costs
Mountaire Farms acquiring bankrupt poultry company
Diamond Foods returns to profi tability in third quarter
Nestle water efforts recognized
C.D.C. report points to increase in salmonella infections
Consumers await full impact of higher food prices
A difficult disappearing act
Innovation honored by the I.F.T.
Mintel: Functional foods ‘on life support’
Allergen labeling guidance needed
Creating a defi nition of sustainable nutrition
German E. coli outbreak may lead to changes
Chronic inflammation: The next opportunity?
ConAgra Mills unveils food safety system for flour
Finding fiber everywhere
Spicy fl avors moving beyond heat
Dairy Business News
Commission clears Lactalis acquisition of Parmalat
New texture system replaces milk fat in dairy products
Researchers target sodium redution in cheese
General Mills sees ‘robust’ growth opportunities in global yogurt category
Saputo fiscal year earnings rise 18%
New Danisco system targets artisan ice cream
Researchers target sodium reduction in cheese
Single-serve licensing
Quiznos adds three concepts to menu
Flax USA introduces Flaxmilk
Johnsonville Sausage adds chicken varieties
General Mills adds brownies to Fiber One line
Farley’s & Sathers updates Tree Top line
Ingredient Market Trends
Senate vote to end ethanol support seen as symbolic
Ingredient Markets
New container may hold two compatible products
Solbar names president of U.S. business
Sensient launches naturally-sourced colors in dry state
Comax develops fl avors for energy drinks
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DSM completes U.S. innovation center
Sea salt assists in sodium reduction
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Food Business News - June 21, 2011