Enjoy Life Foods’ cookies, snack bars, chips, cereals, granolas and trail mixes are made in an allergen-free, gluten-free facility, and the company’s 40,050-sq.-ft. production plant is bulging at the seams to accommodate growing demand for its products. Enjoy Life is expanding at such a rapid pace, it may need to add a facility or relocate to a larger one.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been on a roll lately. Its regulatory agenda is so full that advocates went to court to force timelines on the multitude of food-safety regulations required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Ballreich Bros.’ 75,000-sq.-ft. potato chip and snack plant churns out 2,000-5,000 lb. of product an hour. Manufacturing product on a just-in-time basis, the family owned and operated company in Tiffin, Ohio, also produces new Sweet Potato Chips and shoestring Potato Sticks in three flavors.
We recently talked with Rich Scalise, chairman and CEO of Hearthside Food Solutions, Downers Grove, Ill. Scalise is the new chairman of the American Bakers Association (ABA), Washington, and he had much to say about his new industry role, plans for the association and what shapes the baking industry.
Ed Lonergan, CEO of Chiquita Brands International, and Don Zietlow, president and CEO of Kwik Trip Inc., discussed their commitment to food safety at a keynote presentation on April 9 at the 16th Annual Food Safety Summit in Baltimore.
PMMI, The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies, Reston, Va., will help manufacturers from around the world discover solutions from North America’s top innovators at interpack, held May 8-14 at Messe Dusseldorf in Dusseldorf, Germany.