Our industry columnists discuss news, issues and industry observations that bakers and snack manufacturers need and provide details and observations from the production floor or news on industry happenings.
I’ve long felt that the food industry presents the best of all worlds. Tradition holds considerable strength in food. A handful of cornerstone companies continue to drive the lion’s share of revenue across snack and bakery.
With the election of Donald Trump, and a slightly narrower Republican majority in Congress, Washington and the national punditocracy is both stunned and clamoring to find meaning in the election results.
One of the initial steps in the bread baking process, mixing, is hugely responsible for the quality of your final product. Even if the mixing is done well, a product’s quality will be compromised if the incorrect mixing method is used instead of the one that works best for the ingredient selection and genre of bread.
Handling FDA and state regulatory inspections has never been easy, but at least companies knew what records they had to share and how to deliver a uniform company message by using designated plant spokespeople.
When discussing the healthfulness of your company’s products, how often do you find yourself starting sentences with “Why can’t we just say?...” As a researcher, I spend much of my time analyzing the contribution of grains to the American diet, working to clarify misconceptions around the health merits of grains.