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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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TIA goes to Texas

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Educational sessions, facility tours, tabletop exhibits and plenty of networking opportunities await attendees at the Tortilla Industry Association’s 2014 TIA Technical Conference in Texas. 


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Ingredient functionality for tortilla improvements

By Romy Schafer
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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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2014 Food Safety Exchange updates attendees with details from certification bodies

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The third annual educational conference presented updates on the food safety regulatory environment, with certification information from the major food safety certification bodies, as well as the effects of the upcoming deadlines for implementing Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.


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A world of flavors

By Melissa Kvidahl Reilly
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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.


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The sustainability spectrum

By Melissa Kvidahl
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Consumers are ready for ‘greener pastures’ in sustainable products as sustainability characteristics drive a large amount of product switching. Also, sustainable practices often lower bakers’ and snack manufacturers’ internal costs. But are these food producers heeding the call to meet this demand?


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Food safety first

By Melissa Kvidahl Reilly
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The landscape is changing for commercial bakers and snack manufacturers as the Food Safety Modernization Act grants the Food and Drug Administration a wider reach. Will the act shift the responsibility for food safety of imported foods to the importer? And do all companies have the expertise they need to handle preventative measures?


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Packaging update

By Romy Schafer
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Innovative packaging materials, closures and equipment help bakers and snack manufacturers meet consumer demand for safe, portable products, while reducing costs and addressing food safety, traceability and waste issues.


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Chart toppers

By Romy Schafer
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2013 has been an event-packed year for the snack food and bakery industry. Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery’s Top Bakers & Snack Manufacturers lists show who the industry’s major players are and what they bring to the table.


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Craving cannoli?

By Lauren R. Hartman
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You will, if you try one from Golden Cannoli Shells Inc. The family-owned, 40-year-old bakery is rolling in the dough at its more spacious, 30,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Chelsea, Mass., to which it relocated in September. The largest national cannoli maker in the U.S. strives for top product quality and strict food-safety standards as well as to ‘just doing things right.’ It’s these and many other reasons that make Golden Cannoli our 2013 Bakery of the Year.


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