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Education and Research United States has decreased by 35% since the fortification of enriched grains began in 1998." The letter goes on to summarize the rich history of enrichment of grains products, dating back to 1941. More recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed fortification of enriched grains with folic acid and the resultant decline in neural tube birth defects among the top 10 health achievements of the first decade of the current century. Reconsider plans to limit sugar and sodium The grains group took issue with a D.G.A.C. recommendation to limit sugar intake to no more than 10% of current calories. In their letter, the group said the D.G.A.C. rated as "strong" scientific evidence linking sugar intake to chronic disease. Two major studies cited by the committee actually or cardiovascular disease as stated in the 2013 Institute of Medicine report on 'Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence' and in other peer reviewed journals," the letter said. "Evidence linking sodium intake to mortality outcomes is scant and inconsistent. Several publications in 2014 and 2015 have demonstrated an increased mortality risk associated with low sodium intake." showed "rather small associations between sugar intake and body weight." Additional studies that were not included show no association between sugar intake and several health outcomes, the letter said. For sodium, the letter cited recent data challenging recommendations to cut intake sharply. "The recommendation of the 2015 D.G.A.C. for dietary sodium intake to below 2,300 mg may not be compatible with minimizing risk for mortality Guidelines timeline WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has the administrative leadership for the 2015 edition of the Dietary Guidelines and is strongly supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion in committee and process management, and evidence analysis functions. The departments jointly review the committee's recommendations and develop and publish the revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans policy document. As the reviews wrap up, here is the remaining timeline: Winter/Spring/Summer 2015 * U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture consider the D.G.A.C.'s scientific recommendations and public and agency comments. * Departments prepare the Dietary Guidelines for Americans policy document. Fall 2015 * H.H.S. and U.S.D.A. jointly publish and release the 8th edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. MBN Acknowledge emerging evidence of beneficial effects of whole grains in maintaining a healthy biome While respecting the need for the D.G.A.C. to be cautious when it comes to issues that may not yet be characterized as settled science, the grains group said the emergence of promising information regarding a healthy microbiome should at least be acknowledged. The human microbiome refers to the collection of microbes and microbiota that inhabit the body, mostly within the gastrointestinal tract. "After conducting an exploratory search the 2015 D.G.A.C. concluded that there was insufficient evidence to address the role of diet in the microbiome," the grains group said. "While we agree that this is an emerging area of study, we would also like to emphasize that published research indicates that grains, especially those with high amounts of resistant starches, are important for maintaining a healthy composition of gut bacteria." Noting that data in the few studies published to date suggest a "very prominent role for grain-based foods in creating a healthy microbiome," the grains group said the subject should at a minimum be acknowledged in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, "especially as an area for future study." MBN Shawnee Milling Company SHAWNEE FLOUR Bakers, H & R Food Service/Retail Private Label All Purpose Self-Rising Whole Wheat Custom Mixes SHAWNEE CORN MEAL White/Yellow Meal, Flour, Cones, Coarse Self Rising OKEENE FLOUR Bakers, Pastry, Whole Wheat Good Millers Since 1906 / Shawnee Milling Company P.O. Box 1567 Shawnee, OK 74802-1567 405-273-7000 Okeene Milling Company P.O. Box 1000, Okeene, OK 73763 580-822-4411 Milling & Baking News May 26, 2015 / 45

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Milling & Baking News - May 26, 2015
Ingredient Update - Winds of change blow through ingredient fundamentals
Stay true to the science, grains group tells guidelines committee
Late News - Campbell baking and snacking unit strong
Table of Contents
News Comment - Asia trade pact crucially important to farm sector
Editorial - Flour output data point to eating trends
Late News
Business - ConAgra Foods to close Wisconsin cookie plant
Mondelez considering changes at Chicago bakery
ADM to acquire Chinese sweetener business
Ardent Mills showcases capabilities with bakery, kitchen on wheels
General Mills wants more from the core of its business
Kellogg’s Bryant: Signs show that cereal trends are improving
Financial Results - Investments a drag on Weston Foods first-quarter income
Post Holdings embraces move to value-oriented R.-T.-E. cereal
Post consolidating cereal businesses
News Feature - Baking mix brand conquers challenges in gluten-free innovation
Exports and Trade Issues - Growth in China’s imports of U.S. agricultural goods slows…for now
People - Former Darden executive to president of Panera Bread
Steve Cooper joins Schwebel Baking as chief operating officer
William Fife, longtime A.S.B. and B.C.C. member, dies
IFIC survey again finds people seek whole grains, fiber
Washington - The unsettled G.M.O. world
Weather Outlook - U.S. Plains rain puts end to multi-year drought
Guidelines timeline
Education and Research - Global warming seen causing wheat yield declines
Supplier Innovations
Ingredient Market Trends - Winter wheat harvest under way
Ingredient Week
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - May 26, 2015