Merita, a brand of Hostess Brands, Irving, TX, offers two new bread varieties with added nutrition. The Smartwhite bread contains 5 g of fiber and 50 Cal per slice. The Made with Whole Grain white bread features 8 g of whole grains per serving. Both varieties contain the calcium of an 8-oz glass of milk and one-third less sodium than traditional white bread, and they qualify as a good source of nine vitamins and minerals. The breads retail for $1.99 to $2.49 and feature a packaging update that includes a new logo and richer colors. www.meritabreads.com
Bakingbusiness.com’s review of 2019 includes significant expansion and consolidation initiatives in the U.S. milling industry, as well as new production innovation and major decisions on nutrition labeling.