Milling & Baking News - June 1, 2004 - (Page 1)

Theinewsweeklyiofigrain-basedifoods LATE NEWS WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration late last week finalized its rule establishing regulatory procedures for detaining food suspected of bioterror or other contamination. The interim final rule covering the agency's procedures for so-called administrative detention of food closely matches its initial proposal issued last year. With credible evidence, the F.D.A. now can detain for 30 days any food it suspects may present a threat of serious adverse consequences or death to humans or animals. An F.D.A. district director or higher-ranking agency official must approve any detention Continued on Page 10 F.D.A. sets rule on food seizure With funding pledge, BEMA in grain-based foods campaign CHICAGO - The board of directors of BEMA, the baking industry suppliers association, has unanimously approved funding of $1 million during a 5-year period toward the Foundation for the Advancement of Grain-Based Foods. Created by the American Bakers Association and the North American Millers' Association as part of a combined effort to promote grain-based foods, the foundation will provide tax-deductibility advantages for contributors as it aids the promotional process. "The low-carb diet craze and concerns of obesity in America have had a significant Continued on Page 20 JUNE 1, 2004 / K.S.U. names Virgil Smail to lead Grain Science Department MANHATTAN, KAS. - Virgil W. Smail, president and chief executive officer of the American Institute of Baking, has been named head of the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University, effective Sept. 1. He will succeed Brendan J. Donnelly, who has been head of the Department and the International Grains Program since August 1996 and will retire July 1. George E. Ham, interim dean of the College of Agriculture and interim director of K-State Research and Extension, will take over as interim head of the Grain Science and Industry Department until Dr. Smail's arrival on Sept. 1. "We are thrilled to have attracted someone of the caliber of Virgil Smail to head grain science and industry at K-State," said Jon Wefald, president. "With our wonderful new facilities and Virgil at the helm, there is no limit to what can be accomplished here. He has a terrific reputation as a team player, and I know that his team is going places." Dr. Smail has been president and c.e.o. of the A.I.B. since November 1994, and during the past 10 years was responsible for expanding the overall Institute income from operations to $19 million from $8.4 million and assets and investments to $20 million from $16 million. Established at Kansas State in 1910 as the Department of Milling Industries to train millers and study ways to improve the quality and utilization of wheat, the Continued on Page 20 Major Flowers rollout of bread, rolls under Nature's Own Healthline banner THOMASVILLE, GA. - Significantly expanding its effort to meet consumer demand for "health and wellness" products, Flowers Foods, Inc. last week unveiled six new products under the Nature's Own Healthline brand. While Healthline has been described as a vehicle for addressing a wide range of consumer health concerns, all six of the new varieties target consumers seeking to monitor or cut their carbohydrate intake. "We are very pleased with the growth of our Nature's Own and Nature's Own Healthline brands," said George E. Deese, president and chief executive officer. "Our Nature's Continued on Page 13 Executive Strategies Continental Mills: Bama: Finding the right mix for success 'Relationship' is more than just a word Story on Page 31 inside THIS WEEK Ingredient Bunge raises $287-million in share offering Pepperidge sees tougher market for crackers Customized snacks: new Pringles unveiled Week 11 14 56 46

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