Food Business News - December 31, 2013 - (Page 1)

December 31, 2013 FOODBUSINESS NEWS NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Recovery effort All-natural claims become risky business KANSAS CITY - Katherin "Barr" Hogen of Barr-None Consulting in Boulder, Colo., has advice for her clients that may want to make all-natural claims on the front of their products. Don't. Choose an alternative way to promote your product instead. Ms. Hogen said she works for start-up companies who cannot afford to be sued, which lately has become a more frequent occurrence for all-natural claims. Ms. Hogen, formerly with Odwalla, works mostly with bar manufacturers in the natural and organic industry, but mainstream companies also are starting Continued on Page 19 Extending milk's reach into the sports nutrition category Darden casting off Red Lobster ORLANDO, FLA. - Red Lobster is off the hook. As part of a plan to increase shareholder value, the board of directors for Darden Restaurants, Inc. has approved a tax-free spin-off or sale of the seafood chain. Other components of the review include reducing unit growth at Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, lowering capital expenditures and forgoing acquisitions of additional brands. "In developing this plan we assessed a number of alternative ways to segment our portfolio of brands and leverage our other assets, including our real estate," said Clarence Otis, chairman and chief Continued on Page 18 Story on Page 30 Threat of terrorism at heart of F.D.A. proposal he Food and Drug Administration on Dec. 20 issued a proposed rule that, if finalized, would require food manufacturers to address hazards that may be introduced intentionally by acts of terrorism. Under the proposed rule titled "Focused mitigation T strategies to protect food against intentional adulteration," domestic and foreign food plants registered under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act would be required to develop and implement strategies aimed at preventing them from becoming targets of intentional attempts to contaminate the food supply. "The goal is to protect the food supply from those who may attempt to cause largescale public health harm," said Michael R. Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine for the F.D.A. "Such events, while unlikely to occur, must be taken seriously because they have the potential to cause serious public health and economic consequences. The F.D.A.'s goal is to devise an approach that effectively Continued on Page 22 ®

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - December 31, 2013

Food Business News - December 31, 2013
All-natural claims become risky business
Darden casting off Red Lobster
Threat of terrorism at heart of F.D.A. proposal
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - ‘Natural’ may be the defining issue of 2014
Boulder Brands acquires clean label frozen food company
Whole Foods to drop Chobani Greek yogurt
Competition, consumer caution impact ConAgra Foods
Global beef prices to remain high
C-stores challenging food service channel
McCall Farms acquires portions of Bruce Foods’ business
Hershey to acquire Chinese confectionery company
Freshness will be in favor during 2014
Protein, indulgence and bold flavors on deck from General Mills
Cost inflation, soft sales hinder General Mills
Cracker Barrel shareholder considers company bid
Journal retracts study critical of bioengineered corn
Market Insight - What a difference a year makes
Health and Wellness - Success challenges coconut water sector
Ingredient Innovations - Focusing on functional opportunities
Dairy Business News - Recovery effort
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - South America on track to produce record soybean crop
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - December 31, 2013