Finding qualified workers is an ongoing struggle for many commercial bakers. Competition from other industries, insufficient university programs and a lack of awareness of the industry by job seekers may be some contributing factors.
Sriracha and bacon have been flavor stars for the past two years, appearing in and on a host of foods. Around the same time, natural blues and greens arrived on the scene, giving snack producers and bakers even more color options.
Diameter, shape, opacity and shelf stability are critical product-quality factors for tortilla manufacturers. But their ingredients count to help make these factors work. Feliciano “Sonny” Bejosano, of Allied Blending & Ingredients Inc., looks at ingredients typically used in tortilla formulations and how they impact finished products.