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Articles by Lauren R. Hartman
Laminators and sheeters need to evolve as quickly as customers needs do, delivering state-of-the-art advantages, high performance and flexibility to meet increased user demands.
We walked the show floor at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas Oct. 6-9 and uncovered plenty of hot new technology, equipment and ingredient solutions. Here’s just a taste of what was there.
New formulations, changing government regulations and market volatility all come into play regarding the fats and oils market. Even though fat remains an important part of a healthy diet, some fats are better than others. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the category, from high-oleic soybean oil to trans-fat-free and enzymatically interesterified products that transform liquid oil into bakery shortening without creating any trans-fat.
There is a lot of health news right now in the snack food and bakery industries. With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuing its long-expected draft regulation to practically eliminating trans-fat in food to its draft guidance to help growers, manufacturers and foodservice operators take steps to reduce levels of acrylamide in certain foods and so many other health issues, we find this month that our pages are filled with health issues.
You will, if you try one from Golden Cannoli Shells Inc. The family-owned, 40-year-old bakery is rolling in the dough at its more spacious, 30,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Chelsea, Mass., to which it relocated in September. The largest national cannoli maker in the U.S. strives for top product quality and strict food-safety standards as well as to ‘just doing things right.’ It’s these and many other reasons that make Golden Cannoli our 2013 Bakery of the Year.
No, it’s not snowing yet, but the surge of activities the fall months bring in the baking and snack food sectors can sometimes feel like a blizzard. The amount of new offerings from the exciting International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) 2013, Oct. 6-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, was intense.
From humble beginnings 40+ years ago in a small bakery near Boston to a 30,000-sq.-ft. plant today in Chelsea, Mass., outfitted with four production lines, Golden Cannoli Shells Inc. now generates more than 100,000 cannoli shells each day. The more spacious plant is also allowing the bakery to significantly increase its capacity.