Food Business News - August 16, 2011 - (Page 1)

August 16, 2011 FOODBUSINESS NEWS NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Ralcorp to buy Sara Lee refrigerated dough business ST. LOUIS — Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. has agreed to acquire the North American private brand refrigerated dough business of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Sara Lee Corp. for approximately $545 million. The nation’s largest private label refrigerated dough business with annual sales exceeding $300 million, the operation produces basic and specialty biscuits, crescent rolls, pizza and pie crusts and toaster pastries. The refrigerated dough business includes manufacturing and distribution facilities in Carrollton, Texas, and Forest Park, Ga. Once the transaction is finalized Continued on Page 20 Kraft’s big split INSIDE Story on Page 16 Whey protein’s y emerging mass appeal emer new study adds to the volume of research that whey protein has a variety of applications in foods and beverages that may be appealing in the mainstream market. At the same time, ingredient manufacturers continue to offer new whey-based ingredients designed for products aimed at the ingredient’s core consumer — body builders and athletes. In July, the Dairy Research Institute highlighted new research it said Continued on Page 44 A Gluten-free labeling in the spotlight F.D.A. reopens comment period on gluten-free labeling regulations WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 2 reopened the comment period for its 2007 proposal on labeling foods as “gluten-free.” The agency also made available a safety assessment of exposure to gluten for people with celiac disease and invited comment on the additional data. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Celiac disease damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. About 1% of the U.S. population is estimated to have the disease. Having a single federal definition of “glutenfree” was considered critically important in assisting individuals with the disease select a healthful diet. “Before finalizing our gluten-free definition, we want up-to-date input from affected consumers, the food industry, and others to help assure that the label strikes the right balance,” said Michael Taylor, the F.D.A.’s deputy commissioner for foods. “We must take into account the need to protect individuals with celiac disease from adverse health consequences while ensuring that food manufacturers can meet the needs of consumers by producing a wide variety of gluten-free foods.” The F.D.A.’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in May 2011 published a Continued on Page 30

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Food Business News - August 16, 2011
Ralcorp to buy Sara Lee refrigerated dough business
Whey protein’s emerging mass appeal
Gluten-free labeling in the spotlight
Web Contents
Editorial - Search for insights in P.&G.’s farewell to food
Nestle profi t down in fi rst half of year
Sara Lee income up sharply in year
Pilgrim’s Pride’s second-quarter earnings plunge
Snyder’s-Lance swings to loss in quarter
Consumers taking active role in beverage trends
Cargill recalls 36 million lbs of ground turkey
Consumers more concerned with fat, calories than HFCS
Investment group partnering with Kettle Cuisine
Smart Balance purchases gluten-free food company
Sunsweet acquires Function Drinks
Kraft's big Split
Additional amicable separations
Ralcorp to buy Sara Lee refrigerated dough business
Ralcorp net down on impairment charge
F.D.A. warns Lazy Larry brownies are unsafe
Cott income climbs 19% in second quarter
Lower salad volumes contribute to loss at Chiquita
Restaurant Performance Index above 100 in June
Cost and taste remain barriers for functional foods
Sugar prices strong as supplies tighten
Gluten-free labeling in the spotlight
Health and wellness remains at the heart of oil innovations
Inside the guar gum bubble
Use hydrocolloids to save on costs
Dairy Business News
Conditions remain diffi cult for Dean Foods
Dean Foods suffers loss after litigation charge
Whey protein’s emerging mass appeal
Adding ethical value
Dannon adds Greek Oikos to portfolio
Caribou adds ‘Grown-up Grilled Cheese’ to menu
Beech-Nut to co-brand baby food with Mott’s
Earth’s Best expands Sesame Street line
Popchips introduces jalapeño variety
Kettle Brand launches reduced-fat chip line
Tropical fl avor line extends beyond familiar
SunOpta completes purchase of juice company
Spicetec names director of marketing
Carton protects fragile products
GPC hires scientist, sales representative
F.D.A. has no objection to krill oil’s GRAS status
Birko to buy maker of washing, pasteurizing systems
Ingredient Markets
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - August 16, 2011