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B&G Foods Will Remove Image of Black Chef From Cream of Wheat Packaging

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B&G Foods Inc. will remove an image of a Black chef from all of its Cream of Wheat packaging, the latest move as consumer companies grapple with legacy logos with racist connotations.

“While research indicates the image may be based upon an actual Chicago chef named Frank White, it reminds some consumers of earlier depictions they find offensive,” the food manufacturer said in an emailed statement. “Therefore, we are removing the chef image from all Cream of Wheat packaging.”