Please See Discussion Of Non-gaap Financial Measures At The End Of This Press Release For More Information.

Mark Clouse to Leave Company Mondelez International also announced today that Mark Clouse, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), will leave the company to become CEO of a North American publicly traded food company starting in late May. In his 20 years with the company, Clouse has managed a number of regional and global businesses and served as Chief Growth Officer prior to his appointment as CCO at the beginning of 2016. Were proud of and grateful for Marks significant contributions to our company over the last two decades, said Rosenfeld. Hes a seasoned executive and natural leader who has built our brands and businesses, while always demonstrating a deep passion for developing others. Mark has proven hes ready for this exciting next step in his career and we wish him and his family all the best. The company does not plan to appoint a new CCO. Conference Call Mondelez International will host a conference call for investors with accompanying slides to review its results at 10 a.m. ET today. Investors and analysts may participate via phone by calling 1-800-322-9079 from the United States and 1-973-582-2717 from other locations. Access to a live audio webcast with accompanying slides and a replay of the event will be available at www.mondelezinternational.com/Investor . The company will be live tweeting from the event at www.twitter.com/MDLZ . About Mondelez International Mondelez International, Inc. ( MDLZ ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with 2015 net revenues of approximately $30 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelez International is a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Oreo, LU and Nabisco biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; and Trident gum. Mondelez International is a proud member of the Standard and Poors 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ . End Notes Organic Net Revenue, Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted EPS, Adjusted Gross Profit and Free Cash Flow excluding items are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see discussion of non-GAAP financial measures at the end of this press release for more information. Power Brands include some of the companys largest global and regional brands, such as Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Ritz, TUC/Club Social and belVita biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Lacta chocolate; Trident gum; Halls candy; and Tang powdered beverages. Emerging markets consist of the Latin America and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa regions in their entirety; the Asia Pacific region, excluding Australia, New Zealand and Japan; and the following countries from the Europe region: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, the Baltics and the East Adriatic countries. Developed markets include the entire North America region, the Europe region excluding the countries included in the emerging markets definition, and Australia, New Zealand and Japan from the Asia Pacific region. Net earnings attributable to Mondelez International. Currency estimate is based on published rates from Oanda on April 22, 2016. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains a number of forward-looking statements. Words, and variations of words, such as will, expect, may, estimate, deliver, outlook and similar expressions are intended to identify the companys forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements about: the companys future performance, including its future revenue growth, earnings per share, margins and cash flow; currency and the effect of foreign exchange translation on the companys results of operations; the economic, regulatory and business environment and the companys operations in Venezuela; the costs of, timing of expenditures under and completion of the companys restructuring program; pension liabilities related to the coffee business transactions; and the companys outlook, including 2016 Organic Net Revenue growth, Adjusted Operating Income margin, Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow excluding items. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the companys control, which could cause the companys actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the companys forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, risks from operating globally including in emerging markets; changes in currency exchange rates, controls and restrictions; continued volatility of commodity and other input costs; weakness in economic conditions; weakness in consumer spending; pricing actions; unanticipated disruptions to the companys business; competition; the restructuring program and the companys other transformation initiatives not yielding the anticipated benefits; changes in the assumptions on which the restructuring program is based; and tax law changes. Please also see the companys risk factors, as they may be amended from time to time, set forth in its filings with the SEC, including the companys most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K. Mondelez International disclaims and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement in this press release, except as required by applicable law or regulation. Mondelez International, Inc.

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It Might Come From Within Our Very Own Mouths.

Thats why fluoride is also added to toothpaste, because a bedtime brushing leaves a residue of fluoride in your mouth overnight to battle these cavity creeps. Finally, when babies and kids grow up drinking water with low levels of fluoride, the fluoride compounds in their bodys tooth-building tissues cause them to grow teeth whose enamel is more structurally sound, and whose crevices are less cavity-prone. Since McKays early days of scientific discovery, fluoride has widely been added to toothpaste and drinking water worldwide. Fluoridation of our municipal drinking water has drastically reduced national rates of dental cavities, extractions and the like, while simultaneously improving overall school and workplace attendance and productivity. Even more amazing, these advances have happened despite the increase of sugary beverages and sugar- and starch-rich foods in our diets, which are the prime food for the plaque-spewing bacteria that lurk in our mouths. Fluoridation also saves money. For every $1 invested in fluoridation per year, about $20-60 per person is saved annually in lifetime dental costs. I wish my retirement fund had returns like that. Fluoridated water is pervasive in your diet even in products made with it. Its in your beer, your whiskey, your soft drinks and even in those sport beverages. Not that you should rinse with these before bedtime, mind you. Should we worry about fluoride? No. Despite the occasional scary-sounding warnings presented by a handful of Ph.D.-toting outliers, there are no major health risks from drinking municipally fluoridated water. Nor are there risks from using toothpaste and the like, unless youre letting your kiddos gobble it. Fluoride is one of many naturally occurring substances that are added to our diet in tiny amounts. Consider iodine in salt, vitamin D in milk, or folic acid in cereals. These compounds have helped to abate tragic conditions that used to be commonplace goiter, rickets and spinal bifida. And the Colorado Brown Stain, for which we were nationally known? It has all but disappeared, too because scientists figured out how much fluoride is helpful, and how to get rid of it when theres too much in the water. Whats the next major breakthough in dental care? It might come from within our very own mouths. Thats because genetic mapping of the ecosystem of microorganisms in our mouths is now an accomplishable reality.

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Seven Years Ago, I Hadn't Even Tried Chocolate, Like Good Chocolate, Rasmussen Said.

More >> Updated: Thursday, April 21 2016 7:56 AM EDT2016-04-21 11:56:13 GMT Michigan’s attorney general will announce criminal charges Wednesday against two state regulators and a Flint employee, alleging wrongdoing related to the city’s lead-tainted water crisis, according to… More >> The Flint water crisis has become a criminal case, with two state regulators and a city employee charged with official misconduct, evidence-tampering and other offenses over the lead contamination that alarmed the country… More >> Updated: Thursday, April 21 2016 7:56 AM EDT2016-04-21 11:56:10 GMT Where’s the best place to watch next year’s eclipse? If you’re thinking the grand open spaces of Wyoming, you have plenty of company. More >> Where’s the best place to watch next year’s eclipse? If you’re thinking the grand open spaces of Wyoming, you have plenty of company. More >> Updated: Thursday, April 21 2016 7:56 AM EDT2016-04-21 11:56:03 GMT A religious organization is suing the city San Francisco to remove an open-air urinal it calls unsanitary and indecent from a popular park. More >> A religious organization sued the city of San Francisco to remove an open-air urinal from a popular park that it calls unsanitary and indecent. More >> Updated: Thursday, April 21 2016 7:55 AM EDT2016-04-21 11:55:54 GMT Marlene Manning was glad to be back in her native California on Wednesday for an annual 4/20 celebration, where reggae music played loudly and the smell of weed pervaded. More >> Thousands sent up a cheer and a collective plume of marijuana smoke at the stroke of 4:20 p.m. Wednesday in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. More >> Clinton, Trump seek to quiet critics in New York primaries From a car wash in Queens to a hockey arena in Buffalo, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates blanketed New York Monday in a final push for votes, a surreal scene for a state that hasn’t experienced contested White House primaries in decades More >> From a car wash in Queens to a hockey arena in Buffalo, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates blanketed New York Monday in a final push for votes, a surreal scene for a state that hasn’t experienced contested White House primaries in decades More >> (ABC News) -If MacGyver loved dark chocolate, Potomac Chocolate might be his chocolate of choice. Its founder, Ben Rasmussen, creates award-winning chocolate out of his Woodbridge, Va., basement using equipment he hacked together himself. I very much am a do-it-myselfer, Rasmussen said. I love building the machines. I have a friend at my day job who says all the time that he thinks that the chocolate is secondary to the building of the machines. I correct him every time that I do very much enjoy building the machines, but it’s all in the pursuit of better chocolate. Rasmussen began making dark chocolate more than five years ago, after going his whole life, believe it or not, with never even tasting the good stuff. Seven years ago, I hadn’t even tried chocolate, like good chocolate, Rasmussen said. When I was thinking of dark chocolate, it was Hershey’s Special Dark and thats what I was used to. It wasnt until his brother came back from a chocolate tasting course in Salt Lake City, UT, with some samples for his sibling to taste, that Rasmussens world was rocked. Garage Geniuses full episodes will release Tuesdays on ABCNews.com and ABC News’ mobile apps.

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A Female Employee Hostage At The Cafe Hostage Manages To Escape From The Lindt Chocolate Cafe In Martin Place.

sydney siege Manager of the Lindt Chocolate Factory, Tori Johnson, called triple zero during the morning of Dec. 15 to pass on a message from the man holding him hostage. Earlier, gunman Man Haron Monis had entered the cafe, ordered a piece of cake and demanded the cafe be locked down. Moments later, flags with Islamic symbols were being held by hostages in the windows of the cafe in the busy commuter area of Martin Place, as media around the world watched via a live stream. It was the beginning of a deadly siege, which lasted 16 hours, saw 18 hostages held. The siege ended with Johnson being shot dead at close range by Monis, before police stormed the cafe. As they did, Monis was killed and flying fragments of bullets killed customer Katrina Dawson. All other hostages escaped alive. A screengrab from Channel 7 News Sydney of two female hostages inside the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place on Dec. 15 holding an Islamic flag up against the window after an armed man took people hostage. Image: Channel 7 As the events began to unfold, Johnson made a call to emergency services. In a calm voice, he relayed the message from Monis who claimed allegiance to Islamic State, though this has never been verified despite the organisation praising his deeds. “I’m calling from Martin Place, on the corner of Phillip Street, I need to read a message to you …I have a message to read to you,” Johnson said, as the call operator attempted to stall him. He then said Monis had advised him that bombs were in three locations across the city and that the authorities should evacuate Martin Place, Circular Quay and George Street. Monis claimed there were other “brothers” involved, with counsel assisting the coroner Jeremy Gormly telling the inquest that Monis had wanted to portray himself as a radical Islamic militant. He also wore clothing with Islamic script and had a speaker with wires in his backpack, alongside a shot gun, giving the impression that he was carrying a bomb. “Police should not come close to me or other brothers otherwise they will explode the bombs. Some hostages have been taken,” Johnson relayed. “Australia is under attack by Islamic State, there are three bombs in three different locations Martin Place, Circular Quay and George Street I want to contact other brothers and ask them not to explode the other two bombs, but I can’t contact as they don’t carry a phone with them.” This image taken from video shows hostages holding up their hands inside the Lindt Cafe. Image: AP He claimed his accomplices, who didn’t actually exist, had radios for communications, which were also explosive devices. He unsuccessfully demanded a public debate with the prime minister of Australia. “The plan is to request Tony Abbott to call them or me and have a debate while it is broadcast live on ABC National Radio. So that is why they have radio, and the best way to contact them is by voice message to announce they should not explode the bombs,” Johnson said in the message. Tori Johnson, the manager of the Lindt Cafe, who died in the siege. Image: According to the inquest , Monis was monitoring news of the event as it unfolded. Herequested an Islamic State flag after he read a report the flags in the window were not the same that the terrorist organisation used. Police sourced a flag, but it was never given to Monis. The gunman became increasingly frustrated and aggressive as his demands were not met. Snipers and the Tactical Operations Unit took position around the cafe as the hours wore on, and multiple hostages made their escape. At 2 a.m. Australia time, police stormed the building, with multiple bangs coming from inside the cafe. A female employee hostage at the cafe hostage manages to escape from the Lindt Chocolate cafe in Martin Place. Image: JOEL CARRETT/EPA At the end of the dramatic event, Monis and two of his victims lay dead. This is the first time communication from inside the Lindt cafe has been released.

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Whisk Until The Chocolate Is Melted And The Mixture Is Smooth.

Bring to a boil, whisking constantly as the mixture thickens; boil for 1 minute 5. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture over the reserved chocolate and butter. 6. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. 7. Pass the filling through a strainer into a bowl to remove any lumps. 8. Place plastic wrap or buttered parchment paper on the surface to prevent a skin from forming, and chill thoroughly. For the topping: 1. Place the heavy cream in a chilled mixing bowl. 2. Whip until the whisk begins to leave tracks in the bowl. 3. Add the sugar and vanilla and whip until the cream holds a medium peak. To assemble: 1. Transfer the cooled filling to the cooled crust. Level the top with the back of a spoon or an offset spatula. Let it chill thoroughly. 2. Serve with the whipped cream on the top of the pie or top individual slices with the cream.I also garnished with finely chopped dark chocolate. Just to make it prettier! Related post on Eat. Run. Read.: Black and White Whoopie Pies The Christian Science Monitor has assembled a diverse group of food bloggers.

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They Said Their Children Told Them The Custodian Offered Children Candy During Lunchtime For The Children To Kiss Other Children.

Three parents spoke to lehighvalleylive.com on the condition of anonymity Monday. They said their children told them the custodian offered children candy during lunchtime for the children to kiss other children. Two said it’s happened repeatedly since Valentine’s Day; the third said it’s been going on for “a bit” of time, according to their children. “I don’t want this to get swept under the rug,” one parent said. “I want to make sure that it gets investigated properly.” Easton Area School District Superintendent John Reinhart said the district learned of the allegations last week. “A report was given to our district police. Director of Safe Schools John Remaley is conducting a full investigation,” Reinhart said in an email. “It is inappropriate to state an employee’s name or pay status at this time.” Word of the inappropriate behavior spread Thursday among parents when a parent became emotional in front of the school, talking about what she had learned. Easton Area School Board President Frank Pintabone said he was aware of the emotional parent and allegations about the custodian quickly got back to him. He said he immediately notified Reinhart. Pintabone was told administrators would meet with the custodian and that he would get a further briefing in private Tuesday, the day of the next school board meeting. Pintabone said he couldn’t comment further. Remaley referred comments to the human resources director. Human Resources Director John Castrovinci said he couldn’t comment because it’s a personnel matter. One parent said he was assured by district officials Friday that the employee had been suspended and that the matter was under investigation by the school district. One of the other parents said he considered keeping his son home until he heard the custodian had been suspended and was no longer in the school. “I want to know what’s going on,” one parent said. “I want to know why this guy is offering my 7-year-old candy.”

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If These Chocolates Didn't Look Appetizing On Their Own, Perhaps These Crazy Photoshop Renditions Will Entice You To Try Them?

Benedict Cumberbatch, Cumberbunny ICYMI: Those chocolate delights are called Benedict Cumberbunnies (named after Benedict Cumberbatch , of course), and they look just as delicious as he does. Actually, they look a tad creepy too but in the name of chocolate, we’ll get over that. Photoshop magicians over at Reddit crafted some pretty brilliant visual creations out of pix of these Cumberbunnies, and we rounded up our faves below. If these chocolates didn’t look appetizing on their own, perhaps these crazy Photoshop renditions will entice you to try them? You never know! History can be sexy (and tasty) apparently. This book needs to be real. One Redditor named this masterpiece, “Donnie Dark Chocolate.”Ah, jokes. Our childhood is melting before our terrified eyes. President Cumberbunnyjust rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Last but not least. Willy Wonka enjoying a Cumberbunny is the only thing we need to get us through this day. As always, bless theInternet. How would you Photoshop a Cumberbunny? Click/tap elsewhere to exit, or press ESC. MORE PHOTOS Additional Privacy Statement Your information may be shared with other NBCUniversal businesses and used to better tailor our services and advertising to you. For more details about how we use your information, see our Privacy Policy . If you are located outside of the U.S., your information may be transferred to, processed and used in the U.S. Done E! Online – Your source for entertainment news, celebrities, celeb news, and celebrity gossip. Check out the hottest fashion, photos, movies and TV shows! Got a news tip? *Message & Data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help, STOP to cancel. Newsletters I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use . *Required field Additional Privacy Statement RSS Feeds Privacy Policy – UPDATED | Terms of Service | Independent Programming Report | 2016E! Entertainment Television, LLC. A Division of NBCUniversal. All rights reserved. U.S. Brazil E! Is Everywhere This content is available customized for our international audience. Would you like to view this in our US edition? E! Is Everywhere This content is available customized for our international audience. Would you like to view this in our Canadian edition? E! Is Everywhere This content is available customized for our international audience.

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“i Made A Huge Mistake.

Sharapova tested positive for Meldonium, a drug she said she had been taking since 2006 but one that was added to the banned list this year. “I did fail the test and I take full responsibility for it,” a sombre Sharapova said at a press conference at a downtown Los Angeles hotel. “I made a huge mistake. I let my fans down. I let my sport down that I’ve been playing since the age of four that I love so deeply,” added Sharapova, her voice wavering. “I know that with this, I face consequences and I don’t want to end my career this way — and I really hope I will be given another chance to play this game.” View gallery Graphic on doping methods banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (AFP Photo/) The ITF confirmed in a statement that the former world number one from Russia had tested positive on January 26 and had accepted the finding when she was notified on March 2. “Ms. Sharapova will be provisionally suspended with effect from 12 March, pending determination of the case,” the ITF said. Sharapova said she was cooperating with the ITF and did not yet know the extent of the sanctions she would face. Her attorney, John Haggerty, said the positive test could carry a ban of up to four years, but that mitigating circumstances could see a lesser penalty. Shamil Tarpishchev, head of the Russian tennis federation, promptly said he believed Sharapova would still have a chance to play at the Rio Olympics in August. View gallery Maria Sharapova said she tested positive for Meldonium, a substance she had been taking since 2006 b “I believe it’s rubbish, nothing else,” TASS news agency quoted Tarpishchev as saying. “The athletes take the medicines, which their physiotherapists or doctors recommend them to take. I believe Sharapova will nevertheless play at the Olympics. “However, we need to wait and see how the things will go on.” – ‘Very saddened’: WTA boss – Sharapova, 28, burst onto the international scene as she giggled and grunted her way to the Wimbledon crown in 2004. She won the US Open in 2006, the Australian Open in 2008 and the French Open in 2012 and 2014. View gallery Maria Sharapova has 35 WTA singles titles and more than $36 million in career earnings, and is curre Her ferocity on the court, business acumen and glamorous looks have all combined to make her a marketing juggernaut and the overseer of such successful ventures as her Sugarpova line of candy. She has 35 WTA singles titles and more than $36 million in career earnings, and is currently ranked seventh in the world. “I am very saddened to hear this news about Maria,” WTA chief executive Steve Simon said in a statement. “Maria is a leader and I have always known her to be a woman of great integrity. Nevertheless, as Maria acknowledged, it is every player’s responsibility to know what they put in their body and to know if it is permissible.” Sharapova said she originally began taking Meldonium for a variety of worrying symptoms, including a tendency to become ill often, an irregular EKG heart test and a family history of diabetes. Maria Sharapova’s ferocity on the court, business acumen and glamorous looks have all combined t Meldonium is used to treat heart trouble, including angina and heart failure. It was added to the banned list beginning this year, with the World Anti-Doping Agency saying there was evidence it has been used by athletes with the intention of enhancing performance. Several sports figures have tested positive for it this year, including Russian ice dancer Ekaterina Bobrova, whose positive test was revealed earlier on Monday. WADA issued a statement saying officials were aware of Sharapova’s case, but would not comment further until the ITF had ruled. – Full responsibility – Sharapova has struggled with injuries during her career and has played just three tournaments since Wimbledon last year. She pulled out of the 2015 US Open with a leg injury and withdrew from the tournament starting this week in Indian Wells, California with a left forearm injury. Her most recent match was her Australian Open quarter-final loss to long-time rival Serena Williams. The short-notice press conference promising a “major announcement” had sparked speculation that she might be preparing to announce her retirement. “I know many of you thought I would be retiring today, but if I was ever going to announce my retirement it would probably not be in a downtown LA hotel with this ugly carpet,” Sharapova said, trying with little success to inject a lighter tone into the proceedings. Asked if the doctor who prescribed the drug should have been aware it was now banned, Sharapova refused to shift the blame.

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The Cost Is $8 For An 8-ounce Solid Milk, Dark Or White Chocolate Rabbit.

All proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army Kids Cafe, which offers children and teens meals and recreational activities four evenings a week. The cost is $8 for an 8-ounce solid milk, dark or white chocolate rabbit. Orders will be accepted through Thursday, March 17. For more information or an order form, go to SAmanchester.org or call Sylvia Crete at 624-0265. The auxiliary also is looking for donations of yarn for its knitting committee members, who knit hats and mittens for schools and for the Salvation Armys Christmas Toy Shop. Donations may be dropped off at the Salvation Army, which is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at 121 Cedar St. NH Grange movement topic of Stratham program STRATHAM The Stratham Historical Society and Strathams Wiggin Memorial Library will jointly sponsor a program Monday, March 14, on New Hampshires Grange Movement: Its Rise, Triumphs and Decline. Stephen Taylor of the N.H. Humanities Council will give the presentation at 7 p.m. in the Stratham Fire Departments Morgera Community Room, 4 Winnicutt Road. The historical societys business meeting will precede the program at 6:30 p.m. Taylor, a scholar, journalist and N.H. Humanities Council founding executive director, is a lifelong student of the states rural culture. Much of rural New Hampshire in the late 19th century was locked in a downward spiral of population decline, abandonment of farms and widespread feelings of melancholy and loss, Taylor writes. The development of the Grange movement in the 1880s and 1890s was aided greatly by hunger and social interaction, entertainment and mutual support. As membership surged, it became a major force in policymaking in Concord, and its agenda aligned closely with the Progressive politics that swept the state in the 20th century. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the program, call Tricia or Pam at 772-4346 or go to Library.strathamnh.gov. The snow date will be Monday, March 21. The historical society also is gearing up for its 25th annual Spring Appraisal Day, commonly known as The Stratham Antiques Road Show, which is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m.

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<p>ferrara Candy In Winona Is Closing Its Factory.

Ferrara Candy in Winona is closing its factory. and moving its production to its existing plant in Illinois. The company says the move will help increase productivity because of the modern equipment the new space will offer. The company released a statement today. saying the decision to let the employees go was not an easy one. We greatly value our employees’ hard work and dedication on behalf of Ferrara and are committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect. We are committed to providing transition assistance and severance for affected Winona employees. end quote. More than 120 employees in Winona will soon be out of a job. Related Content Golden Guernsey files for bankruptcy protection Ferrara Candy in Winona is closing its factory and moving its production to its existing plant in Illinois. The company says the move will help increase productivity because of the modern equipment the new space will offer. The company released a statement Tuesday saying the decision to let the employees go was not an easy one: “We greatly value our employees’ hard work and dedication on behalf of Ferrara and are committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect. We are committed to providing transition assistance and severance for affected Winona employees. Our employees impacted by this closure will have the opportunity to apply for positions with other Ferrara operations,” said spokesperson Andrew Squire. Copyright 2016 by WKBT News8000 . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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