Food Business News - March 22, 2016 - (Page 1)

FOODBUSINESS NEWS March 22, 2016 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Chipotle continues to struggle DENVER - Comparable store sales fell 26% at Chipotle Mexican Grill in February, a decline that was not as severe as the 36% plunge experienced in January, according to a March 15 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The restaurant chain, still recovering from last year's E. coli and norovirus outbreaks, now expects a loss of $1 per share or worse in this year's first quarter. Chipotle in the S.E.C. filing also said it had hired James Marsden, Ph.D., as executive director of food safety. Dr. Marsden previously was on the faculty at Kansas State University's Animal Science and Industry Department as the Regent's Distinguished Professor of Food Safety and Continued on Page 10 Trend spotting at Expo West Picking the right fruits, nuts and seeds re consumers' taste preferences evolving? Is less sweet in? Is the somewhat earthy taste of "brown" plant-based ingredients resonating with consumers, even in dairy products? Recent innovations suggest the answer to these questions is yes, with carefully selected fruit, nut and seed ingredients enabling their development. For example, less than a month ago, The WhiteWave Foods Co., Denver, introduced a first-of-its-kind, no-sweeteneradded fruit yogurt line called Wallaby Continued on Page 36 A Story on Page 12 G.M.O. labeling: Back to the drawing board? cloture vote to advance the Biotechnology Labeling Solutions bill introduced by Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas failed on March 16. The vote was not close with 49 senators voting to deny cloture while 48 senators voted in favor. To secure cloture and advance the bill to a A final vote, the measure would have required the support of 60 senators. The measure before the Senate was similar but not identical to the bill approved by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry by a vote of 14 to six on March 1. Committee Democrats who voted in favor of advancing the bill at that time cautioned they would not vote for the bill on the Senate floor unless improvements were made addressing how consumers would be informed about whether individual food products or their ingredients were manufactured via bioengineering. The changes offered in the revised Roberts bill fell short of the improvements sought. The bill as presented to the full Senate would have established a voluntary bioengineered food labeling standard and would Continued on Page 26 ®

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - March 22, 2016

Food Business News - March 22, 2016
Chipotle continues to struggle
G.M.O. labeling: Back to the drawing board?
Dairy Business News - Picking the right fruits, nuts and seeds
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Food industry faces challenges as obesity rate rises
General Mills invests in organic cottage cheese maker
Natural Products Expo West - When big companies buy small brands
Alexia Foods homes in on hot potato trends
What’s popping at Angie’s Boomchickapop
Four trends driving growth in organic
Kraft Heinz impressing investors
Wal-Mart revamping fresh food strategy
Target focused on the fundamentals of fresh
Science, safety and seaweed
Market Insight - Wheat, corn, soybeans: Which one will lead?
Flavor Trends - Beyond sriracha
Ingredient Innovations - Reducing the ‘ates’ in meat applications
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Millers forecast soft red winter wheat crop at 362 million bus
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - March 22, 2016