Food Business News - January 31, 2012 - (Page 1)

January 31, 2012 FOODBUSINESS NEWS NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY ® Scrambled egg market may be near bottom rices for retail eggs as well as breaking eggs used by processors have declined sharply in recent weeks due to ample supplies, pulling egg product prices lower in their wake and creating unease among users about when to buy as prices show signs they may have bottomed. The U.S. average price for Grade A large eggs as of Jan. 20 had plunged about 55c a dozen, or more than 35%, since the end of December when values were the highest since March 2008, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. “Demand for shell (retail) eggs has Continued on Page 20 P INSIDE School lunch standards get a makeover Story on Page 14 Is Dean still angling De for a spin-off? s Dean Foods Co. making progress toward spinning off its fast growing WhiteWave-Alpro subsidiary? In a presentation nearly a year ago at the annual conference of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York, Gregg L. Engles, chairman and chief executive officer of Dallas-based Dean Foods, appeared to validate assertions that spinning off the fast growing Continued on Page 36 I Third-party food safety audits in the spotlight WASHINGTON — A congressional report released Jan. 10 summarizing an investigation into the recent Listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupes grown on a Colorado farm raised concerns about the integrity of third-party safety audits of food facilities, especially given the frequent role of a third-party auditor as the first line of defense in assuring food manufactured under unsafe conditions is prevented from entering the market. The late-summer outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes, whose source was cantaloupes grown and processed at Jensen Farms, a family-owned operation in Granada, Colo., infected 146 persons in 28 states. Thirty persons died, and one woman miscarried as a result of the outbreak. Yet the Jensen Farms cantaloupe processing facility was inspected by a third-party auditor as recently as July 2011, and that auditor gave Jensen Farms a “superior” rating of 96 on a scale of 100. A year earlier, an auditor from the same firm also gave the facility a superior rating. Staff of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in the past few months interviewed the principals involved, including Continued on Page 22

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Food Business News - January 31, 2012
Scrambled egg market may be near bottom
Dairy Business News - Is Dean angling for a spin-off?
Third-party food safety audits in the spotlight
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Web Contents
Editorial - Climate change worries may have positive effect
Taco Bell debuts FirstMeal breakfast menu in West
TreeHouse Foods lowers full-year earnings guidance
ConAgra to acquire Del Monte Canada
Nonni’s acquires THINaddictives Almond Thins
Mintel: Food service family dining on the decline
Sara Lee to buy rights for Senseo
Quiznos completes debt restructuring
Subway to open 2,500 outlets, hire 25,000 in 2012
Fair Trade USA updates policy, certification label
Martin Bauer Group buys Beverage House
PepsiCo, Ocean Spray form alliance for Latin America
Tyson Foods subsidiary to open facility in Florida
Unilever, Barry Callebaut enter long-term supply agreement
School lunch standards get a makeover
McDonald’s income up 11% in year
Ralcorp details prospective financials for Post
More than menu tweaks
Market Insight - Scrambled egg market may be near bottom
Health and Wellness - The complexity of 'clean' label
Simple labels raise ingredient functionality and product safety concerns
Ingredient Innovations - Pufa Power
Dairy Business News - Walt Freese to lead Stonyfield
Dairy Business News - Greek yogurt smoothie introduced
Dairy Business News - Dairy markets in transition
Dairy Forum - Photos from Dairy Forum 2012
Dairy Business News - Estate Cheese Group acquires Sonoma Creamery
Dairy Business News - Jon Davis to lead Davisco Foods International
Dairy Business News - YoCrunch launches pie parfait line
Dairy Trends - Rapid expansion defines yogurt category
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - January 31, 2012