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The Senate on May 15 passed
by an 81-to-15 vote the Food,
Conservation and Energy Act
of 2008, the farm bill.

An agreement between E.I. du
Pont de Nemours and Co. and
Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, will form a joint venture to develop and commercialize a technology solution
for the production of cellulosic
ethanol, a biofuel produced
from non-food sources.
Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V.
has reached agreement to acquire a 75% stake in Nutrella
Alimentos, S.A., a Brazilian
bread company.

Kraft Foods Inc. featured
more than 80 new products,
including Live-Active probiotic granola bars and a "For
One" platform of single-serve
microwavable pizzas, at the
2008 F.M.I. Show.
Seven years after offering its
first pizza for sale on-line,
Papa John's International,
Inc., has surpassed $1 billion
in on-line sales, the company
Trust for America's Health,
a group that receives funding from the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation, has issued a report "Fixing food
safety: Protecting America's
food from farm-to-fork" that
identifies gaps in the U.S.
safety system, including outof-date laws, misallocation of
resources and inconsistencies
among food safety agencies.

Participating in a Grain Foods
Foundation March of Dimes
"March for Babies" in Dallas
were, from left, Reid Stinnett,
Bimbo Bakeries USA; Kristin
Patterson and Angela Giovanello
of the Mullen marketing agency;
and Gary Cain, Cain Food Industries, Dallas.
The number of new food
products featuring ancient
grains has doubled since 2004,
according to the Datamonitor
Productscan On-line database.
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Symrise finalized the acquisition of part of Chr. Hansen's
Flavor Division.
A licensing agreement will allow
Coffee Holding
Co. Inc. to offer Entenmann's
brand coffee to
the retail market.


considering sale of its Old
America Pottery Co., Inc.
operation, which had sales in
1987 of $30 million.
The board of directors of
Campbell Soup Co. has approved construction of a $180
million Pepperidge Farm, Inc.
baking plant, within commuting distance of the Norwalk,
Conn.-based subsidiary's existing plant at Downingtown, Pa.
Arthur N.
Hibbs, director
of grain processing technology, has retired
from International Multifoods Corp.



President Reagan over the
weekend reaffirmed his intentions to veto the trade
bill, recently approved by the
House and Senate, because
the provision requiring plant
closing notification "threatens to destroy jobs," he said.

Wyndham Foods, Inc., a
privately-owned San Franciscobased company that has centered its business holdings in
cookie and cracker baking, has
signed a definitive agreement
with the Prospect Group, Inc.,
New York, for the acquisition of
Murray Bakery Products, Inc.,
Augusta, Ga., for $170 million.
Country Home Bakers, Inc.,
supplier of frozen in-store
bakery products, has acquired
Fred Sanders, Inc., Highland Park, Mich., including a
465,000-square-foot manufacturing plant and 21 retail outlets.
Metz Baking Co. broke
ground May 5 for construction of a $16 million bread
and roll plant at Bellevue, a
suburb of Omaha, Neb.
The board of directors of Crompton & Knowles Corp., Stamford,
Conn., and Ingredient Technology Corp., Pelham Manor, N.Y.,
have approved a definitive
merger agreement signed May 9.
Campbell Taggart, Inc., baking subsidiary of AnheuserBusch Companies, Inc., is

leader, President W.P. Bomar,
called attention to the fact
that Mr. Locke is a relatively
young man, only 38, and a
grandfather and an officer of
a company that has produced
a number of leaders of the
milling industry, including
O.D. Fisher, president of the
Fisher Flouring Mills Co.


Albert L. Johnson, chairman
of the board of Crete Mills,
Crete, Neb., and actively associated with the mill for
more than 60 years, died unexpectedly at his home May
5 from a heart attack. He was
83 years old and had been
active in the conduct of the
company business right up to
the time of his death.
The practical application of
some of the principles of electronics to the baking industry
was described by C.N. Kimball, vice-president of the C.J.
Patterson Co., Kansas City, at
a meeting of the NebraskaIowa Bakery Production
club at the Chieftain hotel in
Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 1.

At the annual meeting of the
Millers' National Federation
were Richard C. Siemer, left,
Siemer Milling Co., Teutopolis,
Ill., and Jon Gillcrist, Bartlett
Milling Co., Kanas City.

Unanimous opposition to the
International Wheat Agreement, now before the Senate
for approval, was voiced at
the first general session of the
46th annual convention of the
Millers' National Federation
at the Edgewater Beach hotel
in Chicago.
In introducing the new president of the Millers' National
Federation, John L. Locke,
at the opening of the annual
meeting May 11, the retiring

Construction work will get
under way within the next 50
days on a new bakery for the
National Biscuit Co., at Portland, Ore.
Announcement was made at
the meetings of the American
Bakers Association executive
committee and board of governors and Baking Industry
Program Committee in Chicago that chairman Harry W.
Zinsmaster had
accepted the resignation of C.P.
Binner as president. Arthur Vos Jr., Macklem
Baking Co., Denver, was named
to serve as president of the
A.B.A. until next November. MBN /

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