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Articles by Romy Schafer
The popularity of Hispanic cuisine, interest in better-for-you foods and mealtime versatility are just some of the reasons why consumers and foodservice operators are buying more tortillas.
New and redesigned pan-handling equipment, pans and pan coatings can help bakers and snack producers address production costs, downtime, changeover times and a host of other issues.
Innovative packaging materials, closures and equipment help bakers and snack manufacturers meet consumer demand for safe, portable products, while reducing costs and addressing food safety, traceability and waste issues.
Implementing stringent equipment maintenance and sanitation programs in their facilities will enable bakers and snack producers to better comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act. New and improved equipment and supplies make the job easier.
Consumer and industry demands prompt manufacturers to search for gums and starches that do more than just thicken and texturize formulations. Ingredient suppliers are stepping up to the mixing bowl and developing functional ingredients for gluten-free, clean-label, and nonallergenic, GMO-free and low-calorie products.
The right ingredient-handling equipment can do more for a baker and snack manufacturer than simply handle ingredients. It can reduce energy and ingredients costs, improve production line efficiency, address sanitation issues, reduce changeover times and more.
Consumers seek better-for-you baked goods and snacks that taste good, are packed with nutritious ingredients and fit their lifestyles. Ingredient manufacturers are providing what bakers and snack manufacturers need to develop products to meet those important consumer demands.
Bakers and snack manufacturers planning to replace or upgrade their conveyor systems this year will find plenty of new conveyor systems and belts to meet their needs.
Plenty of educational sessions, networking opportunities and tabletop exhibits make BEMA’s Winter Summit on March 1 and the American Society of Baking’s BakingTech 2014, March 2-4 in Chicago, must-attend events for baking professionals and industry allieds. Both gatherings will be held at the Marriott in downtown Chicago.
Educational sessions, networking opportunities and a luxurious environment in which to enjoy both await members of the American Bakers Association, the baking and allied trades industries and their guests, March 16-19 at the 2014 ABA Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.