General Mills Inc.

Golden Valley, MN, United States

General Mills Inc.

Golden Valley, MN, United States

General Mills, Inc., is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. It is headquartered in the Minneapolis suburb of Golden Valley, Minnesota. The company markets many well-known North American brands, such as Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Colombo, Totino's, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Häagen-Dazs, Cheerios, Trix, Cocoa Puffs and Lucky Charms. Wikipedia.


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Patent
General Mills Inc. | Date: 2017-02-22

The present invention relates to a dough composition comprising flour, water, fat, and flavorant salt, the dough composition comprising fat particles, the fat particles being anhydrous and comprising solid fat and flavorant salt, the flavorant salt in the fat particles being in particle form and having a bulk density less than about 70 pounds per cubic foot or having a mean particle size in a range from about 1 to 100 micrometers, wherein the amount of flavorant salt in the fat particles is at least 20 percent of a total amount of flavorant salt in the dough composition.


Patent
General Mills Inc. | Date: 2017-04-12

A method and apparatus for seasoning a cooked food product is disclosed. A non-aqueous liquid seasoning mixture is applied onto a surface of a cooked food product. The seasoning mixture includes at least 35% wt solids.


Patent
The Hershey Company and General Mills Inc. | Date: 2017-03-22

A self-supporting flexible film container is disclosed that includes a container base and a flexible film attached to the container base that forms a container wall and defines a packing region within the container. The container wall has at least one support column, such as a tubular support column, integrally formed therein. A method of forming the container includes providing a web of flexible film, forming tubular support columns in the web of flexible film and forming a container from the web of flexible film containing the support columns. The support columns can be formed by ploughing and forming the web of flexible film.


Patent
General Mills Inc. | Date: 2017-03-29

Disclosed are methods and systems for continuously coating food pieces. The methods include a steps of directing and uncoated food stream through an enrober to apply a first coating to at least a portion of a surface of each food piece to form a coated stream and continuously redirecting a portion of the coated stream back through the enrober along with the stream of uncoated food pieces to apply at least one additional coating to the portion of the coated stream.


Patent
General Mills Inc. | Date: 2017-02-07

The invention relates to low density ready-to-spread frosting compositions and related methods. Icing and frosting are terms conventionally used to identify spreadable, semi-solid confectionery products that are applied as toppings to sweeten and decorate baked goods such as cakes, breads, cookies, and the like. Generally, icings and frostings can be categorized into several basic types depending in part on whether a particular product contains fat (generally shortening) or not, and whether or not the product is aerated.


Patent
General Mills Inc. | Date: 2017-06-14

The present invention relates to a hydrated fat piece composition comprising: a plurality of hydrated fat pieces wherein the hydrated fat pieces individually comprise (a) a solid fat phase, wherein the solid fat comprises a base oil having an iodine value ranging from 50 to 90 and a hardstock fat having an iodine value of less than 10 and a melting point ranging from 50C to 80C; and (b) a plurality of water droplets distributed throughout the solid fat phase; and (c) an emulsifier blend comprising polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR) and distilled monoglycerol of about 10% monopalmitin and about 90% monostearin, wherein the emulsifier blend is present in the hydrated fat piece in an amount ranging from 0.10 %wt. to 5.0 %wt.


Inhibition of expansion of a cereal product, such as a ready-to-eat cereal, by a particulate insoluble component such as fiber and/or calcium is avoided by pelletizing the particulate insoluble component. A binder component, such as gelatinized starch, is used to bind particles of the particulate insoluble component into a coherent mass which is formed into non-expanded pellets for fortification of the cereal product. The expanded cereal products, such as extruded puffed RTE cereals which contain the pellets, exhibit a crisp, uniform texture and cell structure, improved, prolonged bowl life, a non-gritty mouthfeel, and a smooth, uniform surface appearance even though they are fortified with high amounts of the solid or particulate insoluble nutritional components.


Patent
General Mills Inc. | Date: 2017-02-15

A hand holdable edible composition including a dairy ingredient and gelatin is described. A method for making a hand holdable edible composition including a dairy ingredient and gelatin is also described.


Patent
General Mills Inc. | Date: 2017-03-22

An end load carton (55) includes a closure system (62) having a tab (150) constituting part of a control region (144) spaced from a free edge (120, 120) of an upper flap (66, 66) by a support region (141; 141). The control region (144) also includes a press zone adjacent the tab (150). After initially opening a top portion (58) of the carton (55), the upper and lower flaps (66, 69; 66, 69) can be selectively interconnected through the closure system (62) by pushing on the press zone to depress the upper and lower flaps (66, 69; 66, 69) in order to open up a slot (170) formed in the lower flap (69) and align the tab (150) with the slot (170) to reclose the carton (55). To reopen the carton (55), the support region (141; 141) can be readily grasped and pulled to open carton (55) without fear of tearing the upper flap (66).


Patent
General Mills Inc. | Date: 2017-07-26

The present disclosure relates to aerated strained fermented dairy compositions and processes for making aerated strained fermented dairy compositions. In particular, an aerated strained fermented dairy composition is disclosed that includes a strained fermented dairy ingredient, gelatin, and an emulsifier composition, where the aerated strained fermented dairy composition has a lower density than the strained fermented dairy ingredient.

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