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Kleinpeter ends ice cream production

4 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Friday, February 20 2015 Feb 20, 2015 February 20, 2015 10:50 AM February 20, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Kleinpeter Farms Dairy announced Friday the company will not make any more ice cream and instead focus on their other dairy productions.

Kleinpeter suspended ice cream production in December. According to a press release, the company will offer all their ice cream workers positions in their milk plant.

"We've made major investments in facility upgrades to ensure that our products are of the highest quality. We've decided it makes sense to concentrate our efforts on our core dairy products, where we are market leaders," said General Manager Kenneth P. Kleinpeter Sr.

Stores that sell the ice cream are being notified this week. Any ice cream that is not sold by March 1 will be collected and credited to the stores' accounts. The company's ice cream facility will be turned into refrigeration space, and its ice cream delivery trucks and drivers will be switched over to milk delivery.

Kleinpeter began selling ice cream using the dairy's milk in 2008.

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