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Theinewsweeklyiofigrain-basedifoods Additional trans fat labeling unjustified, A.B.A. tells F.D.A. WASHINGTON - The American Bakers Association last week advised the Food and Drug Administration that it should retain its rule governing labeling of trans fatty acids in food as proposed and reiterated its opposition to a cautionary footnote statement whether it relates to trans fat alone or saturated fat as well. The A.B.A. comments were in response to an extension by the F.D.A. of a 60-day period for commenting on information that may emerge from a F.D.A. advisory committee meeting April 27-28 on the maximal daily value intake of trans fat (see related story on Page 26). "The A.B.A. strongly believes that the F.D.A. should maintain the nutrition facts label format and requirements as described LATE NEWS CHICAGO - Sara Lee Corp. last week pointed to the success of Sara Lee Delightful low-carbohydrate bread launched at the end of the second quarter as the primary driver of an increase in 60% in Sara Lee brand bakery sales. Sara Lee Bakery Group sales in the third quarter ended March 27 totaled $810 million, up 5.7% from $767 million in the same year-ago quarter, while operating income for the Bakery Group was $26 million, up 144% from $11 million last year. Cost savings resulting from prior Continued on Page 8 Low-carb drives Sara Lee APRIL 27, 2004 / in the final rule issued July 11, 2003, calling for a separate line declaration with no footnote or daily value," the A.B.A. said. The addition of trans fat as a mandatory nutrient on a separate line maintains the appearance of the nutrition information that consumers are familiar with. "The separate line quantitative declaration of trans fat allows consumers to compare that information and make purchase decisions based on trans fat content if that is important to their individual dietary needs. There is no justification for mandating additional label requirements at this time." The A.B.A. pointed out that the F.D.A.'s final rule in July 2003 stated that there was not sufficient scientific evidence to support Continued on Page 26 Learning more with I.A.O.M. I.A.O.M. beefs up educational opportunities for its upcoming annual conference Story on Page 17 Kellogg's momentum continues with strong first-quarter growth BATTLE CREEK, MICH. - Kellogg Co.'s solid momentum continued in the first quarter, the company said last week, as its earnings rose 34% on the strength of an 11% surge in revenue. Determined not to rest on its laurels, though, Kellogg promised continued product innovation the remainder of the year. That will include the introduction of two significant low-carbohydrate products in the current second quarter - even as company officials question the staying power of the low-carbohydrate diet craze. Kellogg's first-quarter net income, slightly surpassing Wall Street's expectations, increased to $219.8 million, equal to 53c per share on the common stock, from Continued on Page 13 Dean Ornish looks to reconcile contradictions in diet data CHICAGO - Shortly before his death, Robert Atkins wrote, "At what point am I allowed to say, 'I told you so'?" In an article in the current issue the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, nutritionist Dean Ornish responded, "Not yet!" inside In his paper, "Was Dr. Atkins Right?," Dr. Ornish presents what he calls an "evidence-based rationale" for optimal nutrition, seeking to find common ground in the contradictory information about Continued on Page 34 THIS WEEK Ingredient Kraft cites poor cookie and cereal demand Sandwich maker ups baking capacity 9 12 ADM unveils Decatur culinary center Week 24 38

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