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Melanie Wong | Jan 24, 202103:56 PM     14

This announcement set off a flurry on the West Coast where I am.

Anyone else concerned that the private equity firm that owns these iconic brands does not yet have another facility under contract to continue making them?

" . . . Gold's Pure Foods LLC will sell its equipment and vacate the facility at 1 Brooklyn Rd. in Hempstead by March 31, when the lease expires, the company said.

A statement from Bob Helland, executive vice president, sales & marketing for Gold's Pure Foods, cited the COVID-19 pandemic, aging manufacturing equipment and 'changes in the marketplace' for the shutdown.

'We are exploring options to continue the production of our world famous Gold's horseradish, mustard, specialty soups and sauces along with our Fox's line up of U-Bet syrups,' he said. "We do not anticipate any disruption in the distribution or supply chain' . . . "

Gold's horseradish to close LI plant, lay off 48

The maker of Gold's horseradish and Fox's U-Bet syrups plans to shutter its Hempstead plant and lay off 48 employees, according to a state filing. Gold...

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