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Place of originUnited States
Region or stateMinnesota
Invented1899; 125 years ago (1899)
Main ingredientsRye

Ry-Krisp is an American brand of rye crisp bread that was introduced in 1899.[1] Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Ry-Krisp plant was purchased by Ralston Purina in 1926.[2] In 1994, the Ralston portion of Ralston Purina was spun off into a new company called Ralcorp Holdings, including the RyKrisp operations. Ralcorp was acquired by ConAgra Foods in 2013.

In January 2015 ConAgra Foods announced that the factory that produces RyKrisp would be closed and the product would be discontinued due to declining demand.[3] RyKrisp Inc. bought the brand in April 2015 with plans to revitalize it once a new manufacturing partner is found. A larger-scale commercialization was planned for October 2015 with commercial production expected some time after that.[4] As of fall 2018 production did not start. The owners of the RyKrisp brand gave legal issues as a reason.[5]

In October 2019 the Ry-Krisp owners wrote that their "attorneys succeeded in securing an $8.3 million verdict from a Cook County jury in favor of Firm client RyKrisp, LLC in a dispute between the rye cracker producer and (its contract manufacturer). ... The judgment ensures that RyKrisp will recover damages and lost profits following (the) conversion of RyKrisp's equipment and tortious efforts to interfere with RyKrisp's business."[6] On December 12, 2020 they indicated that litigation continues.[7]

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  1. ^ Nelson, Rick (2008-09-04). "History never tasted better". StarTribune.com. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  2. ^ "Pet Food Manufacturer: Ralston Purina Pet Food Company History/Timeline | Purina.com". Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-03-04.
  3. ^ Minneapolis RyKrisp factory closing Star Tribune, January 29, 2015
  4. ^ September 28, 2015 email update from RyKrisk CEO Ted Leavitt
  5. ^ Ry-Krisp brief update September 17,2018
  6. ^ "RyKrisp Update – October 27, 2019 – RyKrisp.com". Retrieved 2021-11-10.
  7. ^ "RyKrisp Update – December 12, 2020 – RyKrisp.com". Retrieved 2021-11-10.

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