Fair Lawn pasta maker predicts price hikes amid flour shortage

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By bidadmin January 7, 2015 10:24
Fair Lawn pasta maker predicts price hikes amid flour shortage

Marina Maldonado, a packer with A. Zerega’s Sons Inc., at work in Fair Lawn on Monday. A company official says pasta prices will rise next year after issues with this year’s North American growing season.
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Fair Lawn manufacturer says weakened flour supply will affect next year’s products

A Bergen County manufacturer says pasta lovers may soon see a rise in the price of their favorite food after a series of setbacks in the wheat production industry doubled the price of flour.

Fair Lawn-based A. Zerega’s Sons Inc., a 166-year-old company that makes 100 million pounds of pasta a year, says it has yet to raise prices in response to an increase in the price of semolina flour, milled from durum wheat and used make pasta, from about 25 cents to 50 cents a pound. But an increase for consumers will likely come next year, the company said, and one analyst said the flour price increase may be “modest” compared with the future rise.

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By bidadmin January 7, 2015 10:24