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Bob Moore, the founder of Bob's Red Mill who upon his retirement more than a dozen years ago essentially gave the company to his employees, has passed away.  He was 94.

Moore grew the company from a small concern that served only the Portland, Oregon, market to a global natural food brand selling more than 200 items in more than  70 countries.

"Bob's legacy will live on forever in all of us who had the opportunity to work with him and is infused into the Bob's Red Mill brand," said Bob's Red Mill CEO Trey Winthrop. "He did everything in his power to leave us on a strong path forward. All of us feel responsible and motivated to preserve his old-world approach to unprocessed foods; his commitment to pure, high-quality ingredients; and his generosity to employee owners and educational organizations focused on nutritional health."