Fibers, Flours, Grains, Rice


Courtesy of Riviana Foods Inc.
minute rice cups
Plant Expansion

Rice Manufacturer Riviana Foods Completes Phase One of Memphis, Tenn., Plant Expansion

April 4, 2024
First phase doubled production capacity for Minute rice ready-to-serve cups; second phase under way and will add more production space for ready-to-serve pouch products.
Courtesy of Bob's Red Mill
Snack Foods

Bob Moore, 94, Founder of Bob’s Red Mill, Has Passed Away

Feb. 12, 2024
Moore founded the processor of whole grain oats, baking flours and on-the-go snacks in 1978 and quickly grew it into a global food brand.
ramen noodles
People on the Move

Nissin Foods USA Names Former Kellogg’s Snacks Exec to President and CEO

Jan. 4, 2024
Brian Huff will lead instant ramen processor’s U.S. business, taking the reins from Mike Price, who has retired.
Economic Development

WK Kellogg Co Receives Incentives to Retain Battle Creek, Mich., Cereal Plant Jobs

Dec. 13, 2023
Company reverses plan to shift some production to Canadian plant, costing some 170 employees their jobs, and could expand plant in the future.
Courtesy of Sandridge Crafted Foods
New Oxford
Mergers & Acquisitions

Sandridge Crafted Foods Acquires Winter Gardens Quality Foods in New Oxford, Pennsylvania

Nov. 10, 2023
Addition of the New Oxford facility expected to increase production capacity and capabilities for Ohio-based food processor Sandridge.
Courtesy of Nissin Foods
Capital Spending

Nissin Foods USA to Build Ramen, Noodles Plant in South Carolina

Nov. 9, 2023
The company behind Top Ramen and Cup Noodles will invest $228 million to construct its third U.S. manufacturing facility in Greenville County, S.C.
Girl Interrupted Eating
"Pinto Beans"
Mergers & Acquisitions

Columbia Grain International Makes Acquisition, Opens Consumer Products Business

June 23, 2023
Enrich Foods LLC will offer grain-, dry bean- and pulse-based products to retail customers after the company purchases Great River Milling.
People on the Move

Barilla Names New President of Region Americas Business

May 25, 2023
Melissa Tendick will replace Jean-Pierre Comte on June 1, with Comte stepping down after 13 years with the company.
Heart Health
Fibers, Flours, Grains, Rice

Cardiologist Starts a Food Company To Heal Her Patients

April 26, 2023
Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, a Mayo Clinic- and Johns Hopkins Hospital-trained doctor, creates Step One Foods, employing fiber, plant sterols, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
Fibers, Flours, Grains, Rice

Make Food Not Fuel with Crops, Europe Urged

July 18, 2022
Europe and the West should stop mandating the use of biofuels in motor vehicles in light of the current global food situation, an environmental lobbying group is urging.
Fibers, Flours, Grains, Rice

Under Pressure, Mondelēz Changes Whole Wheat Labels

July 13, 2022
CSPI is claiming to have persuaded Mondelēz International to be more explicit about the whole-grain content in its crackers.
Fibers, Flours, Grains, Rice

Some Global Food Prices Edge Back Down

July 13, 2022
Global food prices are starting to come down for some items, while the U.S. is quietly urging farmers to use more Russian fertilizer.
Legal Issues

Farmer Charged with Organic Grain Fraud

July 12, 2022
A Minnesota farmer faces federal charges of having falsely labeled grain as organic for years to get the higher sale price.