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Drought worsens, crops are damaged, food prices may soar

Forecasters say there’s a heat dome over the Corn Belt, and soybean prices are nearing record totals. Food inflation fears and fuel worries continue. The drought is affecting 55% of the land mass in the lower 48 states.


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A Baker’s Dozen: How Do Customers Perceive This Today?

A baker’s dozen is a familiar expression that has been around for generations and even centuries. Why has the baker’s dozen continued on as a perpetual phrase? For ideas, products, even industries to perpetuate, they must connect to a sense of truth or emotional certainty. There are two values the baker’s dozen phrase aligns with, no matter what the conception. Those two values are integrity and generosity.
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Rethinking Baking Education

Since its inception in 1919, the American Institute of Baking (AIB) International has been a world leader in baking and food education. Through the years, educational processes have changed and evolved, not only in terms of content, but in the fundamental ways that students learn.
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BEMA meeting attracts more than 300 attendees

The June meeting of the Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) drew historic numbers, with the Baker Viewpoint panel being a main attraction to the event.


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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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