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Tastykake Workers Respond To Take-Over Deal

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The announcement that Flowers Foods will take over Tasty Baking Company (see related story) has much of the city talking. So how are those who make those Krimpets and pies taking news of the deal?

“Philadelphia” is not among the ingredients listed on Tastykake packages, but some who love the treats might argue they wouldn’t taste the same if they weren’t made here by people who live here.

“Tastykake, of course, is a household item,” said Jim Condran with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International. That’s the largest union at Tasty Baking Company, representing 250 employees.

He said their positions are safe. “We’re just glad to see the company staying and keeping the quality product and jobs — good paying jobs — here in the Philadelphia area.”

Condran expects Flowers, the new parent company, to bring Tastykakes across the country — and he says that will be icing on the cake for the operation in these parts.

Reported by Ian Bush, KYW Newsradio 1060

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