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Making better tortillas

By Romy Schafer
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New and improved ingredients help tortillas manufacturers create the flavorful, functional tortillas that consumers crave, while addressing some production issues for tortilla makers. 


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Ingredient functionality for tortilla improvements

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Diameter, shape, opacity and shelf stability are critical product-quality factors for tortilla manufacturers. But their ingredients count to help make these factors work. Feliciano “Sonny” Bejosano, of Allied Blending & Ingredients Inc., looks at ingredients typically used in tortilla formulations and how they impact finished products.


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Flexible automatic systems address customization needs

By Neal Lorenzi
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Today’s bakers and snack producers say customers want mass customization, smaller case counts and more product varieties. 


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New tray-packing equipment offer bakers, snack producers new features

By Neal Lorenzi
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Tray-packing equipment now offers even quicker changeover capabilities as well as enhanced automation and flexibility. Equipment designs are more compact so that machinery fits into tight floor spaces.


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A look at new mixing technology

By Romy Schafer
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New mixing technology enables bakers to create more and superior products, while addressing costs, labor, sanitation and other production issues. 


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Demand for chocolate in snack and bakery items continues to grow

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Demand for chocolate in snack and bakery items is driven by two core consumers: Luxury seekers; and healthy snack eaters who both share a common desire for great-tasting chocolate produced in a sustainable fashion. 


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Portion control, healthy snacks reign in snack, bakery industries

By Jen Roth
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As eating habits continue to shift from the typical three-meal schedule, portion-controlled snack and bakery products may be small bites, but they’re also becoming a big part of the overall marketplace.


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High-tech almond processing at Blue Diamond Growers

By Lauren R. Hartman
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Going for LEED Silver certification, Blue Diamond Growers’ new, state-of-the-art almond production plant in Turlock, CA, features nearly 200,000 sq. ft. of sophisticated almond technology, setting new standards of excellence for food safety, processing and building innovation. 


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Blue Diamond Growers’ dream plant cooks up healthy almond snacks

By Lauren R. Hartman
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Using advanced technology, a cross-functional operational strategy and effective collaboration tools, Blue Diamond’s ‘dream plant,’ a multimillion-dollar almond-processing facility in Turlock, CA, is a reality. The nearly 200,000-sq.-ft. site sets new standards of excellence for food safety, processing and building innovation. 


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The other healthy meat snack

By Romy Schafer
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A longtime snack favorite, pork rinds are garnering new fans, thanks to their better-for-you ingredients and innovative flavors.


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