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Quality Ingredients expands Minnesota ingredient-processing facility

The Burnsville, Minn.-based custom powdered ingredient systems provider broadens its spray-dry capabilities through the acquisition of both equipment and expertise. Augmenting Quality’s custom formulation, spray-drying, spray-chilling and dry-blending services will be additional tall-form spray dryers suited for applications with highly-specialized toll manufacturing needs, including flavors, functional ingredients and dietary supplements.


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Gluten-free products stay hot for companies and retailers

Retailers and food companies know that it makes business sense to meet the needs of millions of people who cannot tolerate gluten. That’s why gluten-free versions of many foods are cropping up, usually at a higher price. But sales are soaring.


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General Mills to defend its ‘natural’ labeling

A lawsuit forces General Mills to defend the accuracy of its ‘Natural’ labeling claims on its Nature Valley products. The labels state the products as natural when they contain highly processed ingredients.


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Drought worsens, crops are damaged, food prices may soar

Forecasters say there’s a heat dome over the Corn Belt, and soybean prices are nearing record totals. Food inflation fears and fuel worries continue. The drought is affecting 55% of the land mass in the lower 48 states.


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State of the Industry Report—Snacks: Flavorful Fanfare, Crackers and Crisps

Crackers and crisps are benefitting from new production techniques, better-for-you ingredients, cleaner labels and innovative flavors as manufacturers deal with consumers having less discretionary income.
Crunch and flavor have always been gold and silver medalists in the cracker and crisp game, but because consumers are looking for more healthful snacks, there have been interesting developments with these products.
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Grain Foods Foundation names Christine Cochran executive director

Christine Cochran, president of the Commodity Markets Council (CMC) in Washington, D.C., is the new executive director of the Grain Foods Foundation (GFF), Ridgway, Colo. GFF operates as an independent organization jointly trusteed by the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the North American Millers’ Association.


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Nutritional Corner—The RISE Campaign Update

June marks the final month of the Grain Foods Foundation’s (GFF) spring campaign, RISE, through which we are highlighting the important connection between grains and energy. As I discussed in my April column introducing RISE, we have enlisted the support of former Olympian, soccer star and mom Mia Hamm as our spokesperson. It’s been an extremely successful campaign, and I’d like to use this column to share an update of our activities to-date.
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Understanding ‘natural’ trans-fats

If it’s time to think differently about trans-fats—from health recommendations to food choices to nutrition labeling—a new website can help. The site explores the important differences to human health between industrial and natural trans-fats.


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State of the Industry: Sweet Goods—Caddy Shack of Sweet Goods

In today’s sweet goods market, products face a sand trap of consumers who forego sweet products.
It can be rather tough for sweet goods products these days. The huge movement to better-for-you items hasn’t exactly been good news and a smooth fairway for this category. But bakers and manufacturers of sweet goods, snack cakes and other delectable treats are watching the demands just as closely as producers in other bakery market segments, and heeding the calls.
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SensoryEffects acquires Flavors From Florida

The Brighton, Mo.-based supplier of innovative flavor delivery systems buys the assets of Flavors From Florida, Inc., a wholly owned business of Agrana Fruit US, Inc. Flavors From Florida supplies flavor systems to dairy and beverage manufacturers in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean.


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