Kellogg will lay off 223 employees at its Michigan cereal plant
- In a move designed to streamline operations and limit per-pound production costs, Kellogg has announced it will cut 223 jobs at its RTE cereal plant in Battle Creek, Michigan, by the end of this year.
- Efforts will shift to the production of bran cereals and “bumped rice” for Rice Krispies Treats. Bumped rice is dried pre-cooked rice fed through rollers to slightly flatten the grains and create small cracks to aid in puffing.
- Kellogg indicated that it would idle two production lines at its Porter Street cereal plant in Battle Creek but keep them in place in case demand picks up for struggling brands such as Special K and Kashi.