Milling & Baking News - March 9, 2004 - (Page 1)

inst 2004 A spec itut e of baki n ial re Theinewsweeklyiofigrain-basedifoods CHICAGO - Two of the nation's most prominent nutritionists faced off last week in a debate touching on a host of hot industry issues, including obesity, the glycemic index, the Food Guide Pyramid the relative merits of whole grains versus refined grains and trans fatty acids. While presentations in "The Great Carbohydrate Debate," were presented with the highest degree of civility, extraordinary differences were voiced by participants in how the most current data on nutrition and health should be interpreted. The LATE March 1 debate highlighted the American Society of Baking's 80th anniversary technical meeting at the Downtown Marriott hotel in Chicago. Refined grains should be eaten as sparingly as red meat because of negative health effects, according to Walter C. Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition and chairman of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Perhaps trying to present some good news to an audience of bakers, Dr. Willett Continued on Page 9 MGP Ingredients set to expand specialty starch capacity further ATCHISON, KAS. - In the third such move in recent months, MGP Ingredients, Inc. last week announced plans for expansion of the company's specialty starch production capacity. MGP said it would spend $1.8 million toward expanding capacity, particularly of its FiberStar 70 produced at Pekin, Ill. The company said it was spending even larger sums on its distillery operations. New equipment for processing distillers feed at the Atchison facility will be purchased for $9 million, and new alcohol distillation equipment at Pekin will be bought for $3 million. "The new starch expansion project will greatly boost our ability to address immense Continued on Page 12 SNACK CAKES product perspective SNACK Snack cake and pie marketers hope a keener eye on prices, products and promotions creates more pizzazz for the sluggish category. Story on Page 19 inside 12 g & Ba king News NEWS WA S H I N G T O N - Officials with the U.S. Wheat Export Trade Education Committee, the U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers applauded last week's Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Morocco for including provisions that significantly improve market access for U.S. wheat exports to that country. The agreement does not Continued on Page 8 Trade deal to benefit U.S. wheat F.D.A. seeking to fine tune rules on labeling trans fat in food WASHINGTON - A menu modeling approach based on using an achievable diet could be used to develop a daily value (D.V.) for intake of trans fatty acids, according to the Food and Drug Administration. In the March 1 Federal Register, the F.D.A. has requested public comments on this approach as well as three other proposals connected with labeling of trans fat. In addition to the approach for developing a D.V. for trans fat, the agency is seeking comments about the possibility of a combined D.V. for saturated fat and trans fatty acids. In addition, the F.D.A. is seeking comments on how the updated D.V. should affect content claims such as "lean" and whether the updated information would eliminate the need for a footnote or other warning about health risks associated with trans fat and saturated fat. The F.D.A. request for comments is Continued on Page 11 THIS WEEK Kerry to buy ICI food ingredient business Millin MARCH 9, 2004 / Willett and Gaesser spar over merits of carbohydrates in diet port by Ingredient Jagger variety still dominant in Kansas 26 Franz Fischler to retire in December 40 Week 31 g

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