Operations

Creating cookies to crave

March 11, 2013
Running two shifts a day, five days a week on four production lines, The Christie Cookie Co.’s 41,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Nashville, Tenn., has big-company ideas and procedures.
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Clabber Girl uses lean manufacturing to improve SQF certification scores

February 14, 2013

The Terre Haute, Ind.-based producer of chemical leavening systems uses Lean Manufacturing to improve its Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification scores.


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Simple crunch time

Simple 7 Snacks works diligently to provide healthier , tasty extruded snacks
February 11, 2013
Launching its own snack brand only three years ago, Simply 7 Snacks has copacked snacks for customers across the country for years.
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Study: U.S. Microwaveable Packaging 2012 to 2016

January 30, 2013

The U.S. microwaveable packaging market is expected to hit $2 billion by 2016, reflecting revenue growth of 9.4% per year during the next five years, according to a new study from Allied Development, Burnsville, Minn. One factor driving market growth is the rapid adoption of microwaveable packaging within food product categories that require increased packaging functionality.


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Equipment Briefs: January 2013

January 15, 2013
Equipment Briefs from various Suppliers. Check it out!


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Conveyors on the move

January 15, 2013
New technology, enhancements and improvements have made conveyors and belts more user-friendly for baked goods and snack food manufacturers.


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Festida Foods chips away at consistent operations

January 15, 2013
Expanding to a new tortilla and corn chip plant paved the way for a new conveying, seasoning and bagging line featuring computer control and uniform results, as well as nonstop weighing and packaging efficiency. 


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Labriola livens up the pretzel market

January 15, 2013
Labriola Baking Co., an automated/artisan bakery in Alsip, Ill., seems to be expanding constantly, thanks to the efforts of ‘Chief Dough Boy’ and CEO Rich Labriola and his staff. Business has grown at double-digit rates, allowing for a move to a spacious, 175,000-sq.ft. production facility and the opening of a hot-spot bakery café. It’s latest project? Pretzel bread.


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Labriola flour power

January 11, 2013
Popular Labriola Baking Co. recently relocated to a spacious, 175,000-sq.-ft. plant in Alsip, Ill


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ABA’s petition efforts on warehouse exemption successful

January 10, 2013

The American Bakers Association wins a major victory on behalf of the wholesale baking industry with the inclusion of an exemption in the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent proposal, “Preventive Controls for Human Food: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Foods.”


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