Articles by Romy Schafer

Cleaning up on standard procedures

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.


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Beyond thickening and texturizing

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.


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Processing Technology: Ingredient-Handling Equipment

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.


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Inclusions update

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.


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Movement improvements

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.


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BakingTech 2014, BEMA Winter Summit to convene in Chicago

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.


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ABA convenes in Arizona

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.


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Mixed bag of ingredients

From inclusions and replacers to pre-mixes and dough conditioners, bakers and snack manufacturers have plenty of ingredients from which to choose when creating products to meet consumer demand for healthful, clean-label foods and increasing government mandates.


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Packaging update

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.


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Cookie, sweet-treat goodness

Located in Orem, Utah, Janey Lou’s exemplifies the state’s moniker—the Beehive State. Growing demand for the company’s scrumptious cinnamon rolls, generously-sized cookies, handmade Crispy Treats and numerous frozen dough products is keeping its management team and employees busy as bees.


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Expert presenters will address how you can improve your order accuracy and account service times and how sales forecasting DSD solutions can reduce your stale percentages.

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