Milling & Baking News - June 21, 2016 - (Page 1)

THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS JUNE 21, 2016 / GLUTEN-FREE TRENDS Amid numerous recalls, milling industry tightens wheat sourcing Gluten-free category taps into convenience Bars, instant oatmeal launch while Pinnacle integrates Boulder Brands Story on Page 29 LATE NEWS Kashi acquires Pure Organic SOLANA BEACH, CALIF. - Kashi Co., a business unit of Kellogg Co., has acquired Pure Organic, a maker of organic nutrition bars and fruit snacks. Financial terms were not disclosed. Pure Organic started in founder Veronica Bosgraaf's kitchen 10 years ago, when she began making snacks for her six-year-old daughter, who had decided to become a vegetarian. Products are certified organic and free of gluten, soy and dairy. The brand offers fruit and nut bars, ancient grain bars and fruit and veggie strips made with simple ingredients. For Kashi, the acquisition comes at a time when the brand is working Continued on Page 8 CHATTANOOGA, TENN. - Ripples have spread further in the aftermath of a late April wheat flour recall because of the trace presence of peanuts. Numerous resultant food product recalls last week were issued by some of the largest U.S. consumer packaged foods companies, including Kellogg Co., Mars Chocolate North America and Frito-Lay North America. All the finished product recalls emanated from a single flour recall issued in late April by Grain Craft. As the episode has unfolded, Grain Craft and other milling companies have adopted new procedures to prevent a recurrence of the disruptive event. Chattanooga-based Grain Craft notified the Food and Drug Administration on April 26 that sampling by a customer discovered peanut traces in cookies. "Subsequent analysis revealed the source of the peanut residue to be its soft red winter wheat flour," the F.D.A. said. "Afterward, Grain Craft analyzed additional samples of the flour and encountered mixed results, with some samples testing positive and others testing negative. As a result, in consultation with the F.D.A., Grain Craft issued a recall of flour that could have contained traces of Continued on Page 11 Ardent Mills halts production at Fremont mill, will operate elevator OMAHA, NEB. - Ardent Mills L.L.C. has closed its Fremont, Neb., flour mill. Seventeen employees at the mill were notified of the plans for the closing in late April, and production ceased about a month later. Ardent Mills said it will continue to operate Fremont as a grain elevator for "the foreseeable future." The mill had daily milling capacity of 6,700 cwts of flour and also produced wheat germ. The elevator has 1,200,000 bus of grain storage capacity and is served by the BNSF Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad Co. Fremont is about 35 miles northwest of Omaha. "Customers and vendors will be transitioned to other Ardent Mills community mills," the company said. "Some team members may be able to transition to one of two nearby Ardent Mills' facilities - Omaha North or Omaha South community mills." The Omaha mills have combined Continued on Page 10

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Milling & Baking News - June 21, 2016

Milling & Baking News - June 21, 2016
Amid numerous recalls, milling industry tightens wheat sourcing
Ardent Mills halts production at Fremont mill, will operate elevator
Late News - Kashi acquires Pure Organic
Table of Contents
News Comment - Timely, unusual relief for winter wheat crop
Editorial - Finding way to stop another horror
Late News
Business - Hostess Brands completes purchase of Superior Cake Products
Private equity firm acquires Gigi’s, retail baker of cupcakes, cookies
Alabama acquisition expands Olam‘s peanut sourcing area
B&G Foods c.e.o. optimistic about growth prospects of Ortega brand
Yildiz spinning off confectionery, chocolate and biscuit businesses
B.B.U. launches ‘America’s Better Sandwich’ recipe contest
Flat sales generate creativity for bread in in-store bakery
American Pan opens coatings service facility in Spain
Panera extending clean label initiative to retail products
Flowers Foods’ George Deese exercises stock options
International - Australian study: G.M.O.s boost canola crops by 226,000 tonnes
Glencore sells 9.99% stake in its ag products business for $624.9 million
Merchandising - B. B.U. debuts English muffin for cookouts
Bob’s Red Mill launches paleo baking flour blend
Industry Activities - Cargill to award $13 million in grants for food security and nutrition
Gluten-free Trends - Gluten-free category taps into convenience
Questions surround healthy perceptions of gluten-free diets
Weather Outlook - U.S. crop yield pressure to build in late June and July
Education and Research - New methods allow E.R.S. to sharpen food consumption trend data
Canada study: Wheat makeup little changed since 1860
Industry Activities - Record attendance at 2016 Purchasing Seminar
Data - Winter wheat forecast raised 6% from May, 10% from 2015
C.P.I. for baked foods and cereals down 0.3% in May; bread unchanged
People - Jim Quigg, chairman of Richmond Baking Co., dies at age 82
Ralph Schuck joins Bühler as head of Grain Milling business unit
Education and Research - Precision agriculture technologies expanding in United States
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. raises its forecast for 2016-17 wheat supplies
Ingredient Week
Supplier Innovations
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - June 21, 2016