Minneapolis / MN. (gm) General Mills Inc. announced a preliminary decision to exit its foodservice business in South Africa and close its facility in Linbro Park, Johannesburg. The decision is subject to consultation with employees and employee representatives. If the decision becomes final, it would impact production staff and a number of salaried employees in South Africa. General Mills’ other businesses in the retail food sector will continue to operate, the company said. The Johannesburg plant in Linbro Park manufactures cake mixes; dough products, such as pizza; and baked goods, such as muffins and croissants for the foodservice segment. It has been operated by General Mills since 1997.