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“A World of Tortillas” is the theme of the Tortilla Industry Association’s 25th Annual Convention & Trade Exposition, May 30-31, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The popularity of Hispanic cuisine, interest in better-for-you foods and mealtime versatility are just some of the reasons why consumers and foodservice operators are buying more tortillas.
Bakers and snack manufacturers want hygienically designed scales that feature enhanced connectivity, data integration and wireless options among their top choices.
New and redesigned pan-handling equipment, pans and pan coatings can help bakers and snack producers address production costs, downtime, changeover times and a host of other issues.
Grains mean quality and quantity. Though most people don’t get enough each day, at least half of the grains in a person’s diet should be made up of whole grains, which are unrefined, and haven’t had their bran and germ removed via milling. From corn to quinoa, manufacturers are upping their nutritional antes with whole grains.
Though breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, you wouldn’t know it by the way many people bypass it. Now, it’s becoming easier to eat on-the-run as more bakers and breakfast food manufacturers add grab-and-go products to their offerings.
Family-owned Ballreich Bros., Tiffin, Ohio, has a large fan base that pines for its various potato chips as well as crispy new shoestring potato sticks, popcorn, pretzels and other snacks.
Ballreich Bros.’ 75,000-sq.-ft. potato chip and snack plant churns out 2,000-5,000 lb. of product an hour. Manufacturing product on a just-in-time basis, the family owned and operated company in Tiffin, Ohio, also produces new Sweet Potato Chips and shoestring Potato Sticks in three flavors.
International flavors and foods are gaining popularity, but cautious consumers remain a challenge for bakers and snack producers. Successful manufacturers encourage purchase at the production line and at retail.
Here’s our tour of potato chip producer, Ballreich Bros., our 2014 Snack Food Manufacturer of the Year.
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Written by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery editors, our Operations Weekly weekly enewsletter provides bakers and snack food manufacturers with up-to-the-minute news, ideas and industry trends.