Milling & Baking News - June 8, 2004 - (Page 1)

Theinewsweeklyiofigrain-basedifoods Dietary Guidelines to recommend balance, cut grain servings by one WASHINGTON - Americans should choose a variety of foods from among the basic food groups while not exceeding daily calorie limits. This was among a number of guiding principles expected to shape the 2005 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee met May 26-27 in Washington and worked toward reaching consensus on recommended changes for the new edition. From the perspective of grain-based foods, the most troubling development in the proceedings was a tentative agreement by the committee to reduce recommended servings LATE of grain-based food by one serving per day, to 5 to 10 servings. The change is intended to accommodate in calorie-neutral fashion an increase in recommended intake of milk and fruits/vegetables by one serving per day. Reducing the grains servings also will help the committee reach an intended objective of reducing sodium intake. Other recommendations preliminarily agreed upon by the committee were: 1 - Be physically active everyday. Monitor body weight to achieve health. 2 - Increase intake of fruits and Continued on Page 14 Kraft pursuing labeling changes rather than rigid portion control NORTHFIELD, ILL. - Kraft Foods Inc. said last week it was altering course in its effort to facilitate more healthful eating. Rather than capping the size of its singleserve packages, the company will work to improve nutrition labeling on its smaller snacks and beverage packages. Kraft issued a broad update on its health and wellness initiatives. Actions by the nation's largest food company are closely watched throughout the food industry as concern over obesity has only mounted during the past year, or since Kraft first said it was taking steps to help consumers make more "educated Continued on Page 12 NEW PRODUCT REVIEW Carb consciousness dominates at Food Marketing Institute show Story on Page 23 inside JUNE 8, 2004 / NEWS ATCHISON, KAS. - The board of directors of MGP Ingredients, Inc. on June 3 approved a 100% stock dividend payable July 15 to shareholders of record June 30. The stock split will increase the company's outstanding common stock to 15,180,000 shares. Cloud L. "Bud" Cray, chairman, said the dividend will "make the stock more available and affordable to a broader base of stockholders." The company also announced plans for a further expansion Continued on Page 8 MGPI sets stock split United States Bakery promotes Marc Albers to president, c.o.o. PORTLAND, ORE. - United States Bakery, a maker of premium quality baked foods for grocery, restaurant, food service and institutional customers, last week announced a series of senior management promotions, including the naming of Marc Albers as president and chief operating officer. He succeeds M. Robert Albers, who will remain chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Marc Albers most recently was vicepresident of the company's southern division. In his new position, he will be responsible for oversight of all inside bakery operations as well as sales and marketing functions for the company. Earlier, Mr. Albers worked in the company's Franz Division in route sales, supervision, special assignment, sales Continued on Page 20 THIS WEEK Ingredient Bunge realigns oilseed product sales I.B.C. takes large workers' comp charge 10 11 AWB to build flour mill in Iraq Week 34 35

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