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.
Penford Corp. completed the acquisition of Gum Technology on March 25. The resulting expanded product line will offer customers more innovative new products and a broad range of applications from which to choose.
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.
Gums and starches, two baking industry staples, are being reformulated to meet growing baker and snack producer demands for ingredients that will enable them to reduce their ingredient costs, produce clean labels and create products that address consumer eating trends.