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The gluten-free label will be removed from future boxes of Cheerios sold in Canada. Pic: General Mills

General Mills to remove 'gluten-free' from Canadian Cheerios

By Gill Hyslop

General Mills will be removing its gluten-free claim from the labels of its Cheerios cereals following criticism from the Canadian Celiac Association that it is not confident of the company’s gluten-testing process.

Grupo Bimbo has finalized the acquisition of US bun producer East Balt Bakeries and formed a new division, Bimbo QSR, to focus on the quick service restaurant sector. Pic: ©iStock/firstwavemedia

Grupo Bimbo finalizes East Balt deal to form Bimbo QSR

By Gill Hyslop

Grupo Bimbo has completed the integration of East Balt Bakeries, opening a new division that will boost the Mexican bakery giant’s global growth strategy in ‘high-potential’ markets and sectors.

Twinkies maker Hostess Brands has announced its CEO Bill Toler will be retiring next year. Pic: Hostess

Hostess Brands’ CEO to retire

By Gill Hyslop

Bill Toler, president and CEO of Twinkies producer Hostess Brands, has informed the Board of Directors that he plans to retire in March 2018.