US private label food maker Ralcorp has announced that it has completed the purchase of Western Waffles, a Canadian manufacturer of private label frozen griddle products.

Western Waffles had net sales of US$75m throughout the US and Canada for the year ended 31 December 2004. Western Waffles' management team will continue operations at its three manufacturing facilities in Canada where it employs approximately 370 people.  Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Ralcorp produces a variety of store brand foods that are sold under the individual labels of various grocery, mass merchandise and drug store retailers, and frozen bakery products that are sold to restaurants and other foodservice customers.