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THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS MARCH 29, 2016 / FOOD INGREDIENT SOLUTIONS® Giving flour more power Consider ancient grains, pulses and almonds as functional flour sources Story on Page 25 LATE NEWS Quaker Oats launches Breakfast Flats CHICAGO - The Quaker Oats Co., a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., has introduced Quaker Breakfast Flats. The baked snack bars boast 18 grams of whole grains per three-flat serving and contain no artificial flavors or added colors. Available in cranberry almond, banana honey nut and golden raisin cinnamon flavors, the flats contain ingredients like oats, fruit pieces, nuts, flax and sunflower seeds. Quaker Breakfast Flats come in boxes of five portable packs of three bars and retail for around $3.49. "As a working mom, I know how hectic mornings can be," said Lesley Butler, senior marketing director for Quaker Continued on Page 8 Major companies set to label all products to comply with Vermont WASHINGTON - Facing a July 2016 deadline to meet Vermont's bioengineered food labeling requirements, Kellogg Co., Mars, Inc., and ConAgra Foods, Inc. have joined General Mills, Inc. in announcing plans to begin labeling products that contain bioengineered ingredients. Mars, McLean, Va., said it will introduce "clear, on-pack labeling" on its products that contain genetically modified ingredients nationwide, in accordance with Vermont's mandatory G.M.O. labeling law. Mars' brands include M&M's, Skittles, Snickers, Twix, Dove, Combos and Uncle Ben's. "We firmly believe G.M. ingredients are safe," the company said in a statement on its web site. "Food developed through biotechnology has been studied extensively and judged safe by a broad range of regulatory agencies, scientists, health professionals, and other experts around the world." Battle Creek, Mich.-based Kellogg released a statement to Milling & Baking News on March 22 revealing plans to label products to be sold nationwide as "Produced with Genetic Engineering" as early as mid-April, in order to comply with Vermont's labeling law, "until a federal solution is reached." Kellogg's brands include Froot Loops, Special K, Cheez-It, PopTarts and Pringles. "At Kellogg, we strongly believe in transparency, and that people should Continued on Page 10 A.B.A. and B.&C.M.A. boards agree to actively exploring merger WASHINGTON - A merger of the American Bakers Association and the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers' Association, two groups with combined histories totaling 235 years, is under active consideration, the associations jointly announced March 20. The boards of directors of both organizations have passed resolutions to commence a year-long process to allow for a thorough examination of potential synergies and other benefits of bringing the two groups together. As currently planned, programs of the B.&C.M.A. would be enveloped under the A.B.A. structure while the B.&.C.M.A. brand would be retained for the group's technical conference and online learning programs. Richard G. Scalise, outgoing chairman of the A.B.A., announced the agreement during the group's annual meeting at the Arizona Biltmore hotel in Phoenix. Mr. Scalise, who is chairman and chief executive officer of Hearthside Food Solutions, described the potential merger Continued on Page 45

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Milling & Baking News - March 29, 2016
Major companies set to label all products to comply with Vermont
A.B.A. and B.&C.M.A. boards agree to actively exploring merger
Late News - Quaker Oats launches Breakfast Flats
Table of Contents
News comment - Fight on against mandatory G.M.O. labeling
Editorial - Flour output differences by states
Late News
Business - Senate vote on voluntary G.M.O. standard disappoints A.B.A.
Bimbo brings blueberries to Thomas’ English muffins line
Alpha, King’s resolve Hawaiian roll packaging suit
Flowers sees share repurchase as accretive to earnings per share
Executives of MGP Ingredients to ring Nasdaq bell
New company formed to build out Breads from Anna
Bunge North America in process to relocate St. Louis headquarters
International - Premier rejects overture from McCormick, agrees to deal with Nissin Foods
Vilsack promotes agricultural collaboration in Cuba visit
Aryzta Food North America profit climbs in fiscal year first half
Data - Millers forecast 2016 soft red winter wheat crop at 362 million bus
White pan bread price falls, whole wheat higher in month
C.P.I. for baked foods, cereals edges higher in February
People - Mike Gude promoted to publisher at Milling & Baking News
Mark Smucker next president, c.e.o of J.M. Smucker Co.
Snack it Forward strengthens management team with new hires
ADM selects president for North American Refined Oils
Food Ingredient Solutions - Giving flour more power
A way to enhance flour sprouts up
Pasta Update - Paying for pasta
Financial Results - Krispy Kreme earnings up, but shy of expectations
Washington Update - The cure for high/low prices
I.A.O.M. Preview - I.A.O.M. annual meeting
Rollermills and material handling equipment to be featured at I.A.O.M.
Weather Outlook - Wheat production in 2016 may be a surprise
Industry Activities - Highlights from BakingTech 2016
A.B.A. names Fred Penny, president of Bimbo Bakeries, as chairman
Robb MacKie offers tribute to Mark Sabo during A.B.A. annual meeting
Ingredient Market Trends - Ontario wheat crop seen 45% larger than in 2015
Ingredient Week
Supplier Innovations
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - March 29, 2016