Ardent’s Illinois flour mills reopened

Chicago | Reuters –– Ardent Mills, the largest U.S. flour miller, said operations resumed on Thursday at its mill at Chester, Illinois, that had been closed since Dec. 29 due to near-record flooding on the Mississippi River.

Mill staff “have gone ‘above and beyond’ to conduct extensive cleaning and sanitizing to return the mill back to operational conditions well ahead of expectations,” the company said in a release.

The flooding also shuttered the company’s mill at Alton, Ill., but that mill reopened on Jan. 5.

Ardent Mills is operated jointly by Cargill, ConAgra Foods and CHS Inc.

Reporting for Reuters by Julie Ingwersen and Michael Hirtzer. Includes files from Network staff.



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