Milling & Baking News - October 15, 2013 - (Page 1)

THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS OCTOBER 15, 2013 / BAKING EXPO 2013 Oakland A: With sustainability, growth in mind, ConAgra updates flour mill I Flour innovations sprout up at 2013 Baking Expo in Las Vegas Story on Page 10 LATE NEWS Kellogg idles Memphis cereal plant MEMPHIS, TENN. — The Kellogg Co. has idled a cereal plant in Memphis, the same facility at which the Battle Creek, Mich.-based company earlier this year announced a round of layoffs. “It is not uncommon for our manufacturing facilities to experience fluctuation in production schedules, and as a result, our Memphis plant currently is experiencing some down time,” said Kris Charles, a spokesperson for Kellogg. “Currently, we expect the plant will be down for about three weeks.” Ms. Charles said Kellogg makes a variety of cereals at the Memphis plant, including Apple Jacks and Froot Continued on Page 8 n many respects, the $21 million updating of the ConAgra Mills flour mill in Oakland, Calif., seems to be taken straight from the mill modernization playbook — stateof-the-art equipment with double high rollstands, greater automation and enhanced sanitation. But a deeper look into the project, with investments oriented toward ever higher food safety requirements and energy savings, shows ways ConAgra and its customer base are adapting to a new century. In addition to the company’s first flour packaging line replacing multi-wall paper bags with lowdensity polyethylene packaging, the ConAgra Oakland mill features a large swing mill (alternating between whole wheat and enriched flour), light-emittingdiode (LED) lighting, the elimination of wood from the A mill flow and a fleet of highly efficient diesel trucks. The project raised daily capacity to 14,000 cwts of flour from 10,000. The increase was installed within the A mill, which was completely redone, raising its Continued on Page 26 Flowers Foods to open Hostess bread plant in Henderson HENDERSON, NEV. — Flowers Baking Co. of Henderson, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Thomasville, Ga.-based Flowers Foods, Inc., will restart production later this year. The bakery closed in November 2012 when Old HB, Inc. (formerly Hostess Brands) began liquidation. The Henderson bakery is the first of 20 plants acquired earlier this year by Flowers from Hostess slated to open. Flowers has said in recent months that it plans to open the still shuttered plants as sales grow and additional production capacity is needed. “As we’ve said since acquiring the Hostess assets this past summer, our plan is to open bakeries as we need additional production capacity to meet market demand,” said Allen L. Shiver, president and chief executive officer of Flowers Foods. “Henderson is strategically located to help us continue to build market presence in this region.” Tom Wilson, president of Flowers Baking Co. of Henderson, said the bakery will employ 60 team members at the outset and perhaps more over time as consumer demand drives the need for additional production. He noted the bakery, which is currently Continued on Page 14

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Milling & Baking News - October 15, 2013
Oakland A: With sustainability, growth in mind, ConAgra updates flour mill
Flowers Foods to open Hostess bread plant in Henderson
Late News - Kellogg idles Memphis cereal plant
Table of Contents
News/Comment - By any measure, rousing success evident at 2013 Expo
Editorial - Lessening crop support as great boost
Late News
Business - Horizon unveils new flours, wheat germ ingredient
Dunkin’ digs into deep product pipeline
Flour innovations sprout up at 2013 Baking Expo in Las Vegas
Washington - After period of extraordinary change, MacKie sees industry in healthy position
U.S.D.A.’s October crop production, supply-and-demand reports delayed
Education and Research - No clear link seen between new wheat breeds, celiac disease
85°C bakery cafe expanding in United States
WIC still running amid shutdown, at least through October
Merchandising - Corn, potatoes combine in new Tortatos chips
Regulatory Affairs - You bought it, you permit it
Industry Activities - AIB International restructures leadership team
Nelson, Gorton honored at AACCI annual meeting
Ingredion debuts bakery reduction cost calculator
Transportation and Distribution - Fall grain harvest expected to stress shippers only moderately
Supplier Innovations
Ingredient Market Trends - Markets muddling through without U.S.D.A. statistics
Ingredient Week
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - October 15, 2013