Companies that make seasoning and coating systems for snack and bakery applications, which mostly focus on salty snacks like chips, cheese puffs, pretzels, and popcorn, report a number of trends in requests regarding features and benefits from customers of such machines during the COVID-19 pandemic of the past couple years.
New developments in the creation of food labels is providing bakery and snack producers with flexibility to run a wide range of different product sizes and types. Advances have been made in the following areas: printers, software, inks, and marking/coding technology.
Mixers serve essential functions for snack and bakery companies creating their own dough. We ask a lot of this category of heavy-duty equipment, including reliability and efficiency, to maintain established product quality-control standards.
New and updated tray handing equipment that performs automated or semi-automated loading of bakery and snack products into trays and baskets, as well as handles bakery trays, baskets, and other reusable distribution containers for finished products, has grown increasingly sophisticated.
On the podcast, Douglas J. Peckenpaugh, group editorial director, Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, welcomes guests from across the industry, including leadership from top snack and bakery companies, emerging entrepreneurial brands, and supporting organizations like AIB International, American Bakers Association, American Society of Baking, BAKERpedia, BEMA, Grain Foods Foundation, and SNAC International, among others.