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Food News in Brief 35487Food News in Brief

June 21, 2004

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Food News in Brief

Food News in Brief

The new trademarked name for Kyowa Hakko Kogyos GRAS ingredientCSPHP is SoyScience; the company is a subsidiary of Kyowa Hakko USA Inc. OceanNutrition Canadas omega-3 powder fish oil ingredient is now self-affirmedGRAS (generally recognized as safe), according to the company. The U.S.Department of Agricultures (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS)dedicated a new research and administrative building at Colorado StateUniversitys Natural Resources Research Center. The new 100,000-square-footbuilding is home to three ARS research laboratories: the Soil-Plant-NutrientResearch Unit, the Water Management Research Unit and the Great Plains SystemsResearch Unit. Zip-Paks manufacturing facility in Orangeburg,N.Y., received superior ratings for the seventh year on its annual AIBfood safety inspection, according to the company. Briess Malt &Ingredients Co. will serve samples of old-fashioned malted milk shakes withBriess Malted Milk Powder at its booth (# 3426) at the 2004 Institute of FoodTechnologists (IFT) Food Expo in Las Vegas, July 13 to 16. P.L. Thomas& Co. Inc. became the U.S. representative for fruit extract manufacturerPolifenoles Naturales, S.A., according to P.L. Thomas. A one-week PracticalShort Course on Texturized Vegetable Protein and other Soy Products willbe presented Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 at Texas A&M University by staff, industryrepresentatives and consultants. The program will cover topics such aspreparation and characteristics of soy flour, quality control and testing offinished products, processing economics of texturized vegetable protein (TVP)and GMO (genetically modified organism) issues. For more information, contactMian Riaz, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, (979) 845-2774 or e-mail [email protected]. Recent industry data for the most recent 12-week period from SPINS cites theThink Thin low carb diet bar, from Prime Health Dietary Supplements, asthe No. 1 selling low carb bar in the natural distribution channel and thefastest growing of the top 10 bars of any kind with sales growth of 376 percent,according to the company. This summer, Creative Enterprises InternationalInc. will launch Skinny Water, its enhanced water beverage to help curbappetite and decrease carbohydrate uptake to lose weight. According to thecompany (which cited data from Nutrition Business Journal), sales of enhancedwater, water that promises health benefits beyond mere hydration, arepredicted to double to $5.6 billion by 2010 FoodAsia2004, part ofFHA2004 (Food&HotelAsia2004) drew record attendance--over 37,000tradeshow-goers--to Singapore Expo, April 20 to 23, according to FHA; 36 percentof whom were from overseas. The dates for FoodAsia2006 are April 25 to 28; formore information, visit www.foodnhotelasia.com. Pronova Biocare opened its expanded and modernized productionfacility in Alesund, Norway, making it the main production plant for the companysentire line of supplements and industrial brands, including Triomega, Pikasol,Triomar and EPAX fish oils. Chr. Hansen completed the $10 millionexpansion of its two facilities in Wis. The company also announced plans ofanother $10 million to $12 million expansion in Milwaukee, Wis., to begin in thenext 12 to 18 months. Packaged Facts completed its three-volumereport, The U.S. Market for Convenience Foods, Volume 1-3. The reportincludes information on Convenience Foods Packaging and Serving Size Trends(Volume 3, May 2004), Frozen Meals and Appetizers/Snacks (Volume 2, April 2004)and Ready Meals and Side Dishes (Volume 1, March 2004).

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