Dough handling can be a dangerous, demanding job. Risks to worker safety, coupled with the increasing pressure to provide conserve costs while delivering quality, are making automation appealing, and efficiency necessary, when selecting bakery equipment. The following dough handling solutions offer balance worker safety with other necessities.
Factors like the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the evolution of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) best practices, and the proliferation of different ingredient types to suit customer tastes and health concerns—including gluten-free production and handling known allergens—have led snack food and bakery facilities to place greater emphasis on cleaning and sanitation.
Hearthside Food Solutions, with production bakeries located across the U.S., is the largest contract manufacturer in the baking industry with capabilities for bars, cookies, crackers, snacks and more. For the full story on Hearthside Food Solutions, see "The path of continuous improvement at Hearthside Food Solutions"