Food Business News - January 14, 2014 - (Page 1)

January 14, 2014 FOODBUSINESS NEWS NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Securing General Mills' Cheerios to be G.M.O. free MINNEAPOLIS - General Mills, Inc. has taken steps to eliminate bioengineered ingredients from Cheerios. Oats, the main ingredient in the brand's original cereal, are non-bioengineered. Changes in sourcing and handling of ingredients, such as separating cane sugar from beet sugar and using corn starch made with non-bioengineered corn, enables the company to label the product as free of bioengineered ingredients. Other Cheerios varieties will not feature the non-bioengineered designation, because widespread use of bioengineered crops would make removal of such ingredients "difficult, if not impossible," the company said. "The simple and unique nature of our Continued on Page 19 the supply chain Distribution to be a focus of F.D.A. in early 2014 Story on Page 24 The value of beverage clarity lear is not a color; it is a shade. When it comes to beverages, clear is an attribute many consumers correlate with being light and refreshing. "Clarity is often important for beverages designed to quench thirst," said Kimberlee (K.J.) Burrington, dairy ingredient applications coordinator for the Center for Dairy Research (C.D.R.), University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Water, the original thirst quencher, has high clarity, and thus many beverages use water as the target for clarity." Jean Heggie, beverage industry team Continued on Page 32 C Egg white prices breaking at last Dried egg white price decline first in 10 months fter a meteoric rise in egg white prices in 2013, values of those and some other egg products showed signs of cracking as the new year began. The surge was almost completely egg white demand driven, and the question is, A how much of it will be demand sustained? As has been well documented on these pages, demand for egg whites soared in 2013 because of new whites-only breakfast entrees from McDonald's, Sonic, Dunkin' Donuts, Subway and several other fast-food and casual dining chains, with additional offerings of whites-only frozen breakfast items in grocery stores, such as from Hillshire Brands, coming later last year. The new demand for whites-only items sent prices soaring for liquid, frozen and dried egg whites and greatly restricted the supply of whites available to processors for drying. It may be difficult to determine trends during the Thanksgiving-to-New Year's holiday period, but at least some market participants Continued on Page 26 ®

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - January 14, 2014

Food Business News - January 14, 2014
General Mills’ Cheerios to be G.M.O. free
The value of beverage clarity
Egg white prices breaking at last
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Developing a digital strategy becoming more important
Nutrition as medicine
McDonald’s to source sustainable beef
U.S.D.A. finalizes flexibility in school meals
Sonic drives in solid first quarter
Brynwood adds to portfolio yet again
A taste for food
Monster adds Punch to product development
Negative news affects energy beverage category
WhiteWave Foods entering China through j.v.
Kevin Yost to lead Earthbound Farm
Acquisition brings buzz to coffee market
Saving Olive Garden
Snack subscription service launched by General Mills
Mintel’s 2014 trendwatch
Store sales, traffic boost Restaurant Performance Index
Washington - Securing the supply chain
Ingredient Innovations - Playing the percentages
Health Canada goals for sodium reduction
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Surprises in wheat and corn supply-and-demand forecasts
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - January 14, 2014