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The North American converted flexible packaging market totals nearly 30% of the global consumption, with annual expenditures of $20.7 billion in 2013, says a new report. Nearly 90% of sales are concentrated in the U.S., with Canada and Mexico amounting to 7% and 5%, respectively.
Kellogg Co. says it will close its Charlotte, N.C., snack manufacturing plant and eliminate two snack lines at its Cincinnati plant by the end of the year.
Bimbo Bakeries USA will close its Sioux City, Iowa, bread production facility near the end of March.
With more than 48% of the votes, Tumaro’s Low-in-Carbs Wraps are the winner of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery’s Best New Snack & Bakery Products of 2013. Coming in second and third, respectively, are Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Cups and RW Garcia Tortatos.
IBIE chairman Mike Beaty and Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery publisher Jeff Heath presented B.E.S.T. in Baking plaques to 17 companies during the 2013 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE). Five companies were also recognized with Honorable Mentions.
Cargill and Filippo Berio Olive Oil have reached agreement under which Cargill will be licensed to market a set of foodservice olive oil products under the Filippo Berio Culinary Selection brand. The deal includes five distinct olive oil products that meet the varying foodservice needs.
The House of Representatives passed the farm bill (Agriculture Act of 2014) today by a vote of 251 to 166.
Mexico City-based Grupo Bimbo has emerged as the leading candidate to acquire Canada Bread Co. Ltd. from majority owner Maple Leaf Foods Inc., says Reuters.
A Hormel bacon bits plant in St. James, Minn., will close in May, cutting work for 75 employees. Austin, Minn.-based Hormel Foods, will be expanding its plant in Dubuque, Iowa, for the first phase of a major project to create more bacon-toppings products.
Together with more than 150 participants from all over the world, the SAVE FOOD Initiative (www.save-food.org) discussed past and future cooperation at its first Partnership Event in Rome in December. Stakeholders from industry and agriculture, associations, initiatives and the public sector have thus taken another step in their joint effort against global food losses and waste.
Our March issue highlights Angelic Bakehouse, Cudahy, WI.
The Food Safety Summit offers the opportunity to attend and participate in these selected sessions remotely by registering and joining in LIVE from your computer.
Effects of Organic Production on Food Quality is the first comprehensive book on how organic production methods influence the safety and quality of foods, based on an unbiased assessment of the latest scientific findings. The title is a 'must-have' for everyone working within the food industry.
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