George Weston Ltd Announces The Closing Of The Purchase Of Keystone Bakery Holdings, LLC

September 28, 2010 George Weston Limited

George Weston Limited announced today that its subsidiary, Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC, has completed the purchase of Keystone Bakery Holdings, LLC for total consideration of approximately US $185 million. Keystone is a leading supplier of frozen baked goods to the in-store bakery and foodservice industries.

An Update On Folate

September 27, 2010 Whole Grains Council

An item in the September issue of Nutrition Action, the newsletter of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), caught my eye, with a report on some possible down-sides to widespread folic acid fortification, which prompted us to look more closely at the issue. Can we get too much of a good thing?

Cargill Business Designed To Boost Food Manufacturers’ Profits Introduced At IBIE

September 27, 2010 Cargill

Cargill Process Optimizers (CPO), a service designed to help food manufacturers grow leaner through operational and sustainability efficiencies, was introduced today at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas. CPO helps bakeries and other food manufacturers improve bottom line results by helping them reduce energy and water consumption, reduce yields and enhance their capacity.

The Whole Grain Stamp Influences Sales

September 27, 2010 Whole Grains Council

Our friends at Mintel and SPINS just released data proving that the Whole Grain Stamp influences product sales. Both Mintel and SPINS are highly regarded experts in the field of analyzing consumer purchases and understanding key trends, and the data theyve gathered surrounding the Stamps influence is overwhelming.

Cargill Launches Shortening To Help Bakers Make Omega-3 Content Claims

September 27, 2010 Cargill

Cargill today introduced Clear Valley omega-3 shortening, an industry-first shortening innovation to help bakeries differentiate their products and out-perform competitive brands, at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas. The new shortening helps bakers differentiate their products by adding a FDAMA* nutrient content claim for ALA omega-3.