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FOODBUSINESS NEWS January 12, 2016 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Beverage trends Dietary Guidelines changes draw industry reaction WASHINGTON - Cholesterol, sodium and added sugars represent areas of revision in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released Jan. 7. The new guidelines contain no specific limits on cholesterol intake and include changes on sodium consumption that differ from the 2010 guidelines. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends less than 10% of daily calories should come from added sugars and less than 10% of daily calories should come from saturated fat. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture jointly publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years. Each edition reflects the body of nutrition science. The Dietary Guidelines Continued on Page 10 in General Mills acquires meat snacks company MINNEAPOLIS - General Mills, Inc. has acquired Epic Provisions, a meat snacks company that makes Epic bars in such flavors as bison bacon cranberry, beef habanero cherry, chicken sesame BBQ and pulled pork pineapple. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Epic snacks are sold nationally in such retailers as Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Market and Natural Grocers. They also are sold at sporting and hiking shops and some conventional grocers. Austin-based Epic Provisions will operate under the Annie's, Inc. business that Continued on Page 14 Story on Page 32 Sugar-sweetened beverages in the spotlight (again) bipartisan report commissioned by Congress to help frame deliberations over the nation's anti-hunger efforts includes a proposed reform singling out A sugar-sweetened beverages for exclusion from the list of items eligible to be purchased by means of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The report, released Jan. 4 and titled "Freedom from hunger: An achievable goal for the United States," includes 20 recommendations aimed at making federal nutrition assistance programs and initiatives more efficient. The proposal on sugar-sweetened beverages raised the ire of the American Beverage Association, which represents the beverage manufacturing industry, but there were no other immediate comments from other sectors of the food industry. The report was written by the National Continued on Page 24 ®

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