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Rudolph Foods founder dies at age 88

April 18, 2013

John Rudolph, founder of Rudolph Foods, died on April 16 in Lima, Ohio.


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As economy shows slight improvement, consumers are wary

April 18, 2013

Proceed with caution are the economy watchwords today, as a new Deloitte survey suggests the economic meltdown has instilled a new sense of prudence.


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Shaffer Manufacturing founder Donald R. Shaffer dies

April 15, 2013

Donald R. Shaffer, founder of Shaffer Manufacturing, died on April 12. He was at 87.


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Hostess Brands wins court approval to sell Drake’s and remaining bread brands

April 10, 2013

Hostess Brands Inc. has obtained U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval to sell its Drake’s snack cake brand as well as four of its northwest regional bread brands in two separate transactions totaling approximately $58.4 million in proceeds.


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Rich Products expands voluntary product recall

April 8, 2013

Rich Products Corp. expands its voluntary recall to all products manufactured at its Waycross, Ga., facility due to possible contamination with E. coli O12.1.


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Grupo Bimbo acquires Beefsteak, names new chairman

April 8, 2013

Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico City, says its Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc., Horsham, Pa., has completed its $31.9-million purchase of the Beefsteak brand, acquired as part of the Hostess Brands bankruptcy proceedings. Also, the company announces that CEO Daniel Servitje Montull will replace retiring Don Roberto Servitje Sendra as board chairman.


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GMA to hold Growth & Public Policy Summit in July

April 1, 2013

Leading consumer packaged goods industry CEOs and senior executives share their public policy solutions at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Growth & Public Policy Summit on July 17 in Washington, D.C.


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2013 IBIE jam-packed with new features and events

March 28, 2013

Slated for Oct. 6-9 in Las Vegas, IBIE 2013 will offer attendees numerous new product categories, show features and special events.


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IBA to comment on two proposed FSMA rules

March 28, 2013

The Independent Bakers Association is preparing to comment on two new proposed rules under the authority of the Food Safety Modernization Act. It is accepting comments from IBA members until May 16.


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Representative Richard Hudson discusses sugar program with ABA

March 27, 2013

The American Bakers Association hosted Rep. Richard Hudson for an informal discussion on food industry issues such as the sugar program, budget legislation and the Farm Bill.


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