March 28, 2005
Food News In Brief
s NutriSoy® soy protein signed on as asponsor of the American Heart Associations (AHA) Heart Walks nationwide. ... FloridaCrystals Food Corp. received two superiorratings from the American Institute of Baking (AIB International) for its annualFood Safety Audit. The ratings are based upon factors including operationalmethods, personnel practices, pest control, and maintenance and cleaningpractices. ... The European Patent Office validated NutriPharmas European Patent No. 0902624 under theEuropean Patent Convention, despite opposition by Solae LLC. The patentwhichcovers the weight management products sold in Scandinavia as Nutrilett®isnow valid through 2017, with minor amendments to a few dependent claims. ... TheSolae Co. unveiled its new tagline, BetterIngredients for Better Living. The company also said due to increasedworldwide consumer demand for protein sources, effective March 1, the price ofthe companys soy protein isolates and nuggets will increase by 5 percent; theprice of its soy protein concentrate, flour and fiber products will increase by7 percent; and the premium for all Identity Preserved (IP) Non-GMO products willincrease by $0.05/kg. ... Manitoba Harvest HempFoods & Oils said it entered into an agreementwith Selected Nutrition Distributors todistribute hemp food products throughout the United States. ... PaulkVineyards formed MuscadineProducts Corp. to market phytochemical-rich muscadinegrape products including juice, and seed and skin powders and extracts, tomanufacturers. ... Blue California gainedISO 9001:2000 certification from Underwriter Laboratories Inc. ... LodersCroklaans new company logo incorporates parentcompany IOI Group andreinforces the companys 2002 strategic decision to put its resources into theproduction and supply of palm oil. ...Triathlete Michelle Jones will endorse Energicesports bars, gels and drinks during the 2005 and 2006seasons. ... Blue Diamond Growers recentlyconverted the packaging of its NutThins crackers to 100- percent recycledpaperboard. ... More than 26 million hectares of farmland are under organicmanagement worldwide, up 10 percent from the previous year, according to a studyreleased by the International Federation of OrganicAgriculture Movements (IFOAM). ... RudisBakery is moving to a new 61,000-square-footproduction facility this summer, remaining in its hometown of Boulder, Colo. ...Archer Daniels Midland Co. announcedits cocoa processing facility, ADM-Joanes, in Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil, completedsubstantial enhancements to upgrade plant processes and expand the product lineto include premium powders.
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