Milling & Baking News - November 12, 2013 - (Page 1)

THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS NOVEMBER 12, 2013 / FOOD INGREDIENT SOLUTIONS® Gluten-free goal: Get under 20 p.p.m. The F.D.A. issues a ruling on gluten-free claims while improving nutrition remains a priority Story on Page 25 LATE NEWS Corn, soybeans up from September KANSAS CITY - U.S. 2013 corn production was forecast at 13,989 million bus, up 1% from the September forecast, up 30% from 10,780 million bus in 2012 and the highest on record, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its Nov. 8 Crop Production report. Soybean production was forecast at 3,258 million bus, up 3% from September, up 7% from 3,034 million bus last year and the third highest on record. The U.S.D.A. estimates were below the average trade expectation for corn but above for soybeans. Based on Nov. 1 conditions average corn yield was forecast at 160.4 bus Continued on Page 8 Questions emerge from F.D.A.'s GRAS proposal on trans fat WASHINGTON - The baking industry will need to make the most of a 60-day comment period concerning a Nov. 8 Federal Register notice in which the Food and Drug Administration seeks to remove artificial trans fats from processed foods, said industry representatives. The first blush remarks were in response to an announcement by the F.D.A. that it has concluded partially hydrogenated oils (P.H.O.s) no longer belong on the list of ingredients generally recognized as safe. The agency has published a Federal Register notice to that effect with the goal of removing artificial trans fats from processed foods. Theresa Cogswell, president of Baker Cogs, Inc., Overland Park, Kas., said questions that may need answering include what is a "zero" level of artificial trans fat in products, how attainable is zero trans fat and how smaller food manufacturers will achieve that goal. If the F.D.A.'s preliminary determination is finalized, then partially hydrogenated oils would become food additives subject to premarket approval by the agency. Foods containing unapproved food additives are considered adulterated under U.S. law, meaning they cannot be sold legally. "If F.D.A. determines that P.H.O.s are not GRAS, it could, in effect, mean the end of artificial, industrially-produced trans fat in foods," said Dennis M. Keefe, Ph.D., director of the F.D.A.'s Office of Food Additive Safety. "F.D.A. is soliciting comments on how such an action would impact small businesses and how to ensure a smooth transition if a final determination is issued." The F.D.A. has the authority to act Continued on Page 13 Jim Meyer sees dividends coming from NAMA coalition participation WASHINGTON - To understand the value of coalitions to U.S. milling, the industry need look no further than a single wheat field in Oregon, said James M. Meyer, chairman of the North American Millers' Association. The discovery of bioengineered wheat in Oregon was discussed by Mr. Meyer, president of Italgrani USA, Oct. 29 at the start of the general session of the NAMA annual meeting. The meeting was held Oct. 28-30 at the Sofitel Lafayette Square in Washington. Mr. Meyer said the lead for responding to the biotech wheat issue has been taken by the Wheat Innovation Alliance, headed by the National Association of Wheat Growers. Crafting a response to the biotechnology episode was done years before the incident occurred, Mr. Meyer said. "NAMA staff, including Jim Bair and Terri Long, was involved in the creation of the plan for a G.M.O. event several years prior to this," he said. "There probably are improvements that could be made in the crisis response plan. But I believe very strongly that the lack of significant issues Continued on Page 16

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Milling & Baking News - November 12, 2013

Milling & Baking News - November 12, 2013
Questions emerge from F.D.A.’s GRAS proposal on trans fat
Jim Meyer sees dividends coming from NAMA coalition participation
Late News - Corn, soybeans up from September
Table of Contents
News/Comment - Bioengineered wheat outlook brightened by Washington vote
Editorial - Successful transitions great source of pride for milling
Late News
Business - Kellogg refocusing on efficiency to improve financial performance
Aunt Millie’s in pact to distribute certain Hostess snack cakes
Former Hostess assets going up for auction over next few months
Financial Results - Strong sales, tax gain propel profit at Mondelez
Cost cuts help drive earnings gain at Canada Bread
Allen Shiver on Wonder sales: ‘It’s very early in the game’
People - Walter Klein, longtime head of Bunge Corp., dies at 95
Kerwin Brown recognized for leadership
Industry Activities - I.B.I.E. taps committee leaders for 2016 Baking Expo
A.B.A. sees health insurance legislation as ‘step in the right direction
Four elected to NAMA Executive Committee
New president, settled into post, ‘discovering’ more about NAMA
NAMA annual meeting features visit to Washington’s flour mill
John Miller, Don Wilbur elected honorary members of NAMA
Food Ingredient Solutions - Gluten-free goal: Get under 20 p.p.m.
What about oats?
Other gluten-free ingredient options
Grain and Milling Management - U.S. Wheat seeing mixed trade results
Washington Update - The U.S. food system
Nutrition and Health - In sprawling literature review, Gaesser finds research favors grains intake
International - ADM expects to close GrainCorp acquisition in early 2014
Cargill completes purchase of Australian malting business
Data - C.P.I. for baked foods, cereals falls in September
White bread price up, wheat price down in September
General Mills cites progress on health goals
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. raises 2014 wheat carryover forecast to 565 million bus
Ingredient Week
Supplier Innovations
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - November 12, 2013