Food Business News - August 23, 2016 - (Page 1)

FOODBUSINESS NEWS August 23, 2016 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Wal-Mart consolidating food innovation efforts BENTONVILLE, ARK. - Coming soon to Wal-Mart shelves are stuffed donut bites, vacuum-sealed paleo meals and Great Value brand organic frozen meals. These are a few of the items being tested in the retailer's new Culinary and Innovation Center at its Bentonville headquarters. The 12,000-square-foot center opened this past June and features 10 test kitchens, including a studio-style chef's kitchen and replicas of the bakery and deli kitchens found in Wal-Mart's stores, a variety of stoves, ovens and microwaves that may be found in a consumer's home kitchen, an adult beverage testing lab and consumables testing lab, and a Continued on Page 10 JBS Foods International coming to America Cutting-edge juice combinations fter being demonized for more than a decade because of an inherently high sugar content, fruit and vegetable juices are experiencing a renaissance due to advancements in new minimal processing technologies to preserve nutrients. Functional ingredients, flavorful blends and making juice an ingredient in the beverage rather than the base is motivating consumers to reach for liquefied fruits and vegetables once again. When defined in terms of overall dollar sales and volume consumption, the Continued on Page 44 A Story on Page 29 Defining GRAS status he U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 12 issued a final rule detailing the criteria for concluding that the use of a substance in human or animal food is "generally recognized as safe," or GRAS. Unlike food additives, GRAS substances are not subject to F.D.A. pre-market approval. At the same time, they must meet the same safety standards as approved food T additives. A GRAS substance must be generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, the F.D.A. explained. The final rule, which will become effective 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register, addresses the types of scientific evidence that may be used to demonstrate a substance's safety and its GRAS status as well as the role of publications in evaluating whether the scientific evidence of safety is "generally available and accepted." The final rule also formalizes a voluntary GRAS notification procedure that originally was established under an interim policy and pilot program for human food in 1997 and animal food in 2010. The F.D.A. said it strongly encourages companies to inform the agency of their Continued on Page 24 ®

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - August 23, 2016

Food Business News - August 23, 2016
Wal-Mart consolidating food innovation efforts
Defining GRAS status
Beverage Business News - Cutting-edge juice combinations
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Real science needed to guide what we eat
Wal-Mart consolidating food innovation efforts
Venture fund established to support plant-based food and beverage businesses
Hain Celestial delays earnings release, may miss guidance
Inside Post’s transformation of PowerBar
Zallie celebrates Ingredion trend spotting
Shift in focus toward national branded presence benefiting Dean Foods
Cost reduction, lower commodity costs buoy Kraft Heinz
Tyson Foods fine-tunes focus on adding value vs. volume
What’s next for meat snacks?
Amplify Snack Brands to acquire U.K. snack company
Market Insight - Record crop forecasts pressuring prices less than expected
Company Profile - JBS Foods International coming to America
Ingredient Innovations - Tools for texture in snacks
Going clean with starches sourced from tapioca or rice
Ingredient Trends - Foods with benefits
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Spring wheat harvest past midpoint as corn harvest expands in South
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - August 23, 2016