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Automation boosts stacking and loading capabilities to facilitate packaging tasks, reduce labor and speed up production. Equipment must be flexible, in order run a variety of package sizes, shapes and materials.
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?
Thanks to their new 22,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Cudahy, Wis., the folks at Angelic Bakehouse now have the room, additional equipment and the structure they need to efficiently produce sprouted whole-grain breads, buns, rolls and flatbread/pizza crusts using an unusual process.
More bakery products and snacks must be packaged to be shelf-ready for retailers, so product-handling equipment must offer flexibility for the changing marketplace. To meet this need, equipment manufacturers are developing more systems incorporating advanced robotics and sophisticated transport systems. Even plastic pallets are now multifunctional.
Kellogg Co. says it will close its Charlotte, N.C., snack manufacturing plant and eliminate two snack lines at its Cincinnati plant by the end of the year.
Bimbo Bakeries USA will close its Sioux City, Iowa, bread production facility near the end of March.
Wire Belt of America held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 12 to celebrate the expansion of its Londonderry, N.H., facility.
Craig R. Petray is the new CEO of the J.R. Short Milling Co., producer of ingredients for the snack food industry. Petray previously headed The NutraSweet Co. in Chicago and replaces interim CEO Jeff Hebble, effective Jan. 20. Hebble remains on the company’s board of directors.
It’s never easy moving product through the supply chain. The continued evolution of logistics software, however, is making it easier for bakers and snack manufacturers to more efficiently track and move their products.
February’s story visit was with John B. Sanfilippo & Son at its massive corporate headquarters in Elgin, Ill. We viewed the processing of nuts and snacks on what comprises 85 production lines.
The Food Safety Summit offers the opportunity to attend and participate in these selected sessions remotely by registering and joining in LIVE from your computer.
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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.