Food Business News - April 19, 2016 - (Page 1)

FOODBUSINESS NEWS April 19, 2016 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Fresh, authentic a focus for Unilever LONDON - Unilever P.L.C. has placed a priority on accelerating growth while maintaining strong margins and cash flow in its foods business. In the first quarter of 2016, that strategy contributed to underlying sales growth of 1.9% in the category. "Savory continues to grow well, driven by increased consumption in emerging markets and innovation that combines global scale in branding and technology with local relevance, like the Mealmakers in Southeast Asia that we spoke about last quarter or a new range of Knorr Masala seasoning mixes that we've just launched in India, offering restaurant-quality taste in innovative zip-lock Continued on Page 10 Dairy flavors grow ever more creative ows' milk's neutral flavor, even after being churned into ice cream or fermented into yogurt, makes dairy foods an ideal base for all types of flavors. Chocolate, strawberry and vanilla long have been standard offerings, with a growing number of processors giving these classics flavorful spin. Prairie Farms Dairy Inc., Carlinville, Ill., offers seasonal flavored milks in such varieties as chocolate marshmallow and sea salt caramel. The Dannon Co., White Plains, N.Y., adds a touch of decadence to Continued on Page 52 C Story on Page 42 Clash over child nutrition programs may lie ahead he leadership of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce has issued a discussion draft for legislation to reauthorize the nation's child nutrition programs. The draft differs in some significant respects from the bipartisan reauthorization bill passed by the Senate T Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry in January with regard to school nutrition standards and how they are to be reviewed over time. The discussion draft also proposed to trim the reach of the Community Eligibility Provision, which enables certain schools and school districts in impoverished areas to provide free school meals to all of their students. The draft bill would prevent the sodium requirements under the nutrition standards for school meals from moving beyond "target 1" levels until a new target is developed that is based on health requirements for children and backed by "a majority of research" documenting that further sodium reductions are "both safe and produce beneficial health outcomes for such children." Under the current nutrition standards Continued on Page 32 ®

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Food Business News - April 19, 2016
Fresh, authentic a focus for Unilever
Clash over child nutrition programs may lie ahead
Dairy Business News - Dairy flavors grow ever more creative
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Web Contents
Editorial - Growth of organic category suggests still greater attention ahead
Monogram Foods acquires appetizer company
‘Premiumization’ opportunities abound
Preferred Popcorn picks up organic popcorn maker
Wal-Mart to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025
AdvancePierre Foods files for i.p.o.
Dr Pepper Snapple increases sports nutrition stake
Hormel Foods launches clean label effort
Identifying the X-factor in food startups
Food service operators betting big on buns
ConAgra Foods earnings reflect focus on execution
Mondelez to partner with e-commerce firm Alibaba
Modern Table planting the seeds of a trend
Market Insight - Dairy still under pressure
Company Profile - Flowers focused on improved margins
Flavor Trends - The next level for dressings, sauces and marinades
Ingredient Innovations - Fiber's global reach
Ingredient suppliers emphasize specialized fibers
Algae venture to invest in or buy food companies
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Large supplies will weigh on grain and oilseeds prices into next year
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - April 19, 2016