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FOODBUSINESS NEWS November 3, 2015 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Snyder's-Lance to acquire Diamond Foods CHARLOTTE, N.C. - If it is finalized, the acquisition of Diamond Foods by Snyder's-Lance, Inc. will expand the company's reach both domestically and internationally. It also will bolster the company's portfolio of snack products perceived as being better-for-you. Snyder's-Lance announced on Oct. 28 that it had entered into an agreement with Diamond Foods to acquire the San Francisco-based snack maker for approximately $1.9 billion, which includes the assumption of an estimated $640 million in debt. The acquisition is expected to close in early 2016. Under the agreement, Diamond shareholders will receive 0.775 Snyder's-Lance Continued on Page 12 Improving dairy product performance hroughout the food industry, product developers rely on cultures and enzymes to provide various functions in food systems. Though in many instances the naturally sourced ingredients serve as processing aids, meaning they have no technical or functional effect in the finished food and are present at only insignificant levels, they typically are declared on ingredient statements in dairy foods, as consumers expect them and understand their inclusion. That's because cultures and enzymes are the star performers in such products as cheese, sour Continued on Page 50 Emerging from Amazon's shadow Story on Page 35 T Food companies differ on labeling 'added sugars' he Food and Drug Administration, having received extensive comments on its proposed revisions to the Nutrition Facts Panel, including the controversial T additions of a Daily Reference Value (D.R.V.) and Per cent Daily Value (%D.V.) for "added sugars," was beginning work on finalizing the changes. Most of the food industry voiced opposition to the "added sugar" proposals, but there were notable exceptions. As background the F.D.A. in the March 3, 2014, Federal Register, published a proposed rule that would amend its labeling regulations for conventional foods and dietary supplements to provide updated nutrition information. The March 2014 proposed rule included for the first time requiring the labeling of "added sugars" as an indented entry, subset, under "sugars." In the July 27, 2015, Federal Register, the Continued on Page 32 ®

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - November 3, 2015

Food Business News - November 3, 2015
Snyder’s-Lance to acquire Diamond Foods
Dairy Business News - Improving dairy product performance
Food companies differ on labeling ‘added sugars'
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Greater supply chain complexity on the horizon
W.H.O. study links processed meats to cancer
Weak demand hinders Hershey earnings
Mondelez’s profit rises on cost reduction
Nestle outperforming frozen food market
General Mills to invest in small business development
Partnerships prove powerful for Dr Pepper Snapple
Snee promoted at Hormel
Smucker eyeing M.&A. opportunities
Sam Rovit to lead CTI Foods
barkTHINS breaking category boundaries
Cutting-edge food trends for 2016
Yum! Brands to spin off China business
Market Insight - Egg, product prices retreat
Company Profile - Walmart emerging from Amazon's shadow
Ingredient Innovations - Taking steps to slash sodium
Debate over dietary sodium levels gets salty
Consider a DASH of sodium reduction
Ingredient Trends - Stevia 2.0
Same four ingredients with very different profiles
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - I.G.C. sees slight decrease in wheat plantings for 2016-17
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - November 3, 2015