Celebrating 20 years in business, with its latest cookbook hot out of the oven, Metropolitan Bakery, Philadelphia, delights in baking delicious breads and creating incredible pastries, popcorn and granola, among other foods.
Crafting artisan breads, café loaves, pastries and more since 1993, Metropolitan Bakery’s Philadelphia production facility mixes clever flavor combinations with a pinch of automation, European equipment and top-quality ingredients to churn out incredibly fresh baguettes, rolls and country breads, seven days a week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fail-safe metal-detection operation and data-logging functions are in demand today, as bakery and snack food producers look for increased performance, fewer false rejects, durability and protection from misuse.
It’s never easy moving product through the supply chain. The continued evolution of logistics software, however, is making it easier for bakers and snack manufacturers to more efficiently track and move their products.
Happy New Year! Can it really be 2014 already? Well, it is, and you need to get ready for an exciting year. After all, your input, hard work, drive and motivation are what make the baking and snack food industries what they are.
Happy New Year! January marks the unofficial “official” start of the diet season. The pressure of New Year’s resolutions, coupled with added weight (and guilt) from overindulging over the holiday season, seems to send the nation into a dieting frenzy year after year.
Changes in food-safety regulations aren’t just limited to the U.S. I recently took part in an international food-safety meeting in China, during which representatives from 19 nations talked about changes underway in food-safety regulations in their respective countries.