Food Business News - May 21, 2013 - (Page 1)

May 21, 2013 FOODBUSINESS NEWS NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY I.O.M.: No benefit in sharp sodium cuts WASHINGTON — New research from the Institute of Medicine has found no evidence to support recommendations to significantly lower sodium intake below 2,300 mg per day for the general U.S. population. Currently, American adults consume an average of 3,400 mg per day, the I.O.M. said. The findings challenge the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which include a goal of reducing dietary sodium intake to 1,500 mg per day among certain large population subgroups who may be at higher risk, including African Americans, people 51 years of age and older, and people who have Continued on Page 17 F.D.A. threatens to pull the plug on products with added caffeine Story on Page 31 Allergens are top food safety issue in 2012 ndeclared allergens, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) were the top three food safety incidences reported to the Food and Drug Administration during 2012, according to the agency’s third Reportable Food Registry (R.F.R.) annual report. The report, published May 1, reviewed food safety incidence reports filed with the R.F.R. between the dates Sept. 8, 2011, to Sept. 7, 2012. In the R.F.R. annual reports for 2010 and 2011, Salmonella ranked ahead of undeclared allergens as the most reported food safety incidence. Reported food safety incidences (primary reports) associated with undeclared Continued on Page 24 U Flavored milks: Sweetness without the sugar ew Food and Drug Administration petitions have sparked as much controversy as the current consideration to change the standard identity for fluid milk to include approved zero-calorie sweeteners as an option in sweetened products. The current standard requires processors to use special labeling such as F “reduced-calorie chocolate milk” for products made with non-nutritive sweeteners. If non-nutritive sweeteners are added to the list of standard ingredients for flavored milk, the products wouldn’t require the front-label description that dairy manufacturers have deemed unattractive to some consumers. A citizen’s petition was filed nearly four years ago by the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation to change the standard. In February 2013, the F.D.A. published the petition in the Federal Register along with the agency’s request for public comment. The petition was and continues to be a direct attempt to keep flavored milks in school cafeterias, as federal agencies and consumer groups continue to push for lower-calorie milk and foods on school menus. Allowing milk processors to use any Continued on Page 38 ®

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Food Business News - May 21, 2013
I.O.M.: No benefit in sharp sodium cuts
Allergens are top food safety issue in 2012
Flavored milks: Sweetness without the sugar
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Exports once again to center stage
Tony Vernon: Kraft will defend gains in macaroni and cheese
Coca-Cola focuses on delivering the right package array
F.D.A. introduces program to boost food defense at facilities
Post ‘activates’ acquisition strategy
Private equity firm, Goldman Sachs to buy CTI Foods
Bellisio Foods to acquire Overhill Farms
Dean Foods continues to close plants
Danone to acquire Happy Family organic baby food brand
B&G adds TrueNorth brand to portfolio
Hain Celestial optimistic about opportunities in the United States
Bioengineered-free products: Market small but growing
Supreme Court sides with Monsanto in bioengineered soybean case
Packaging problems hinder Hillshire’s lunchmeat roll-out
Reportable Food Registry at a glance
Market Insight - Outlook positive for most crops
Functional Foods - F.D.A. threatens to pull the plug on products with added caffeine
Ingredient Innovations - Answering the call for calorie reduction
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Ag committees take fresh stab at advancing farm bill
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - May 21, 2013