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AMF Bakery Systems purchases Tromp Bakery Equipment

AMF Bakery Systems, the Richmond, Va., provider of industrial baking systems and pan bread and bun equipment, has acquired Tromp Bakery Equipment, a global supplier of baking equipment based in The Netherlands. Tromp designs and manufactures sheeting lines for pie, pizza, pastry and bread bakers worldwide.


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Custom pan solutions made in America

Lloyd Pans, Spokane, Wash., produces its pan products in the good ’ole USA, using a proprietary stick-resistant coating that cleans easily and is 100% PTFE-free. What’s interesting, though, is that it sells almost all of the baking pans online.


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Zip-Pak opens a manufacturing facility in Brazil

Sao Paulo is the location for Zip-Pak’s new resealable closures and packaging equipment manufacturing facility. According to the company, the plant will reduce lead times and expand technical and consulting services to South American customers. Full production of its line of resealable closures will begin in early 2013.


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ABA cautions EPA on impact of regulating rising dough

Robb MacKie, president/CEO of the American Bakers’ Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., testified before the House Energy and Power Subcommittee on June 19, discussing the negative impact the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tailoring Rule would have on the baking industry.


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Insider Perspective—The Allergen Factor in Food Recalls

Allergens were the number-one reason for food recalls in North America in 2011, and bakery products were one of the most frequent foods recalled. This was the first time that allergen recalls outpaced the number of food recalls due to microbiological contamination.
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State of the Industry: Bread, Buns, Rolls—A Clubhouse of Bakery Offerings

Though the bread market is a bit on the downswing, bakers are still on course with a bevy of new products, healthful ingredients, quality touches, artisan processes and more.
It’s golf season, and that means it’s State of the Industry time. Have things changed much since last year? The sluggish economy is still bearish and has had an effect on bakers, though they continue to iron out new products and spin old favorites.
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General Mills names new president of Bakeries & Foodservice

The Minneapolis-based company appoints David Dudick upcoming president of its General Mills Bakeries & Foodservice business segment, succeeding current president John Machuzick, who will retire from the company on Aug. 1.


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Sara Lee names North American business Hillshire Brands

Sara Lee Corp. says Hillshire Brands Co. is the new name for its North American business that will be spun off later this month. Sean Connolly, current CEO of Sara Lee North American Retail & Foodservice will become CEO of Hillshire Brands.


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Celebrate National Donut Day with Unifiller

In celebration of National Donut Day on June 1, Unifiller Systems, a Delta, B.C.-based company that has been helping bakeries and food production facilities grow for more than 25 years, is offering a summary of the four most common equipment options to optimize donut finishing and decorating.
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Clear Lam sells thermoforming division to D&W Fine Pack

Clear Lam Packaging sells its thermoforming division to D&W Fine Pack LLC. The sale allows Clear Lam to focus on its renewable packaging efforts.
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