Food Business News - December 29, 2015 - (Page 1)

FOODBUSINESS NEWS December 29, 2015 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY ConAgra overhauling product portfolio OMAHA - ConAgra Foods is transforming its portfolio of packaged foods to deliver on demand for healthier fare. Sean Connolly, chief executive officer, said the company is planning innovation, strategic acquisitions and maybe even a divestiture or two. "Looking ahead, we believe we have further opportunity to refresh our consumer foods portfolio in a number of ways, including further premiumization and an enhanced focus on wellness and authenticity," Mr. Connolly said during a Dec. 22 earnings call with financial analysts. "You can see examples of this Continued on Page 10 Identifying growth in ingredients poised for Maintaining sweetness without added sugars s the food industry awaits the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, many dairy foods manufacturers are actively reformulating products to complement the expected advice on reducing sugar intake. The eighth edition of recommendations, like its predecessors, will identify foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health and prevent disease. It is expected the new guidelines will emphasize daily intake of added sugars to not exceed 10% of total calories. This was Continued on Page 34 Story on Page 27 A Clock is ticking on national G.M.O. labeling initiative ood industry associations voiced disappointment that the revenue and spending legislation for fiscal 2016 approved by Congress and signed into law F on Dec. 18 by President Barack Obama failed to contain provisions establishing nationwide voluntary labeling of bioengineered foods and ingredients that would have preempted looming state and local measures requiring mandatory labeling. Passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act was the last order of business before Congress recessed for the holidays, hence the last chance to secure a national voluntary labeling measure this year. At the same time, food companies were encouraged that Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack intends to gather stakeholders to discuss the labeling controversy in January. "I'm going to challenge them to get this Continued on Page 24 ®

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - December 29, 2015

Food Business News - December 29, 2015
ConAgra overhauling product portfolio
Clock is ticking on national G.M.O. labeling initiative
Dairy Business News - Maintaining sweetness without added sugars
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Promise seen in response to oil collapse
Trends 2015 - What was Hot and Not in 2015
NPD: All-day breakfast working for McDonald’s
Where Pizza Hut went wrong
Reducing sugar in food, beverages not a global trend
Credit Suisse: Changes afoot at Hershey?
PepsiCo, Theo Muller pulling plug on joint venture
Coming soon from General Mills
Just Mayo maker says name will stay
Grainful brings breakfast staple to the dinner table
Market Insight - 'More of the same' may define 2016
Washington - GMO Free Clock is ticking on national G.M.O. labeling initiative
Ingredient Innovations - Ingredients poised for growth in 2016
Wellness Ingredients - Healthy perceptions
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Congress puts commercialization of AquAdvantage Salmon on hold
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - December 29, 2015