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Flowers Foods acquires Lepage Bakeries

Major acquisition rocks US bakery market

By Rod Addy

Flowers Foods’ $370m acquisition of Lepage Bakeries allows Flowers to expand its presence across the north east of the US and gives it high potential organic brands, the company claims.

Sunflower can replace soy lecithin claims Sternchemie

Sunflower can replace soy lecithin claims Sternchemie

By Rod Addy

Baked goods manufacturers can use sunflower lecithin as an alternative to identity preserved (IP) soy lecithin if they are concerned about the latter being contaminated by genetically modified variants, claims Sternchemie.

Researchers develop new beta glucan-rich oats

Researchers develop new beta glucan-rich oats

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin claim to have developed a new oat variety that is richer in beta glucan, a compound that has been linked to heart health.

CSM workers will learn more about the security of their jobs after a shareholders' meeting on July 3

CSM bakery sell-off puts 400+ UK jobs at risk

By Freddie Dawson

The plans by Dutch-owned bakery ingredients group CSM to sell parts of its European and American bakery supplies business puts far more jobs at risk than the 400 previously reported, a union official has told FoodManufacture.co.uk.

Hostess warns of mass layoffs in union negotiations

Hostess warns of mass layoffs in union negotiations

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Hostess Brands has sent letters to its 18,500 employees warning of possible liquidation and job losses, after a federal judge ruled on Friday that the company could cancel all union contracts.

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