The American Society of Baking (ASB) is accepting applications through Oct. 10 for its inaugural Innovation Awards program, which celebrates industry leaders and companies in the grain-based food industry for their innovative development and implementation of leading-edge products, equipment design and advancements in ingredient technology.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of bakers in the wholesale baking industry in three categories: Health, Nutrition and Wellness; Eco Design and Sustainable Technologies; and Operational Excellence.

Winners will be announced in December and honored at BakingTech and MarketPlace 2015, held March 1-3 in Chicago.

To learn more about the program and submit an application, visit