To address ever-present and continuously growing sanitation-related concerns across the snack and bakery industry, equipment manufacturers are working to provide machinery that's easy to wipe down, doesn’t provide harborage for moisture or stray ingredients, and is simple, ideally tool-less, to disassemble and reassemble as needed.
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Over the last 30-plus years since establishing Lehi Valley, the family has significantly expanded the different types of snacks offered, primarily working with retailers across the U.S. on their private label lines of caramel corn and popcorn, puffed corn snacks, snack mixes, nuts, granola, and more. Freeman and his wife, Trecia, purchased the business outright in 2000, and have steadily expanded the company’s manufacturing footprint ever since.
Sound sanitary facility design is vital in the snack and baking industry in order to maintain peak food safety, especially for facilities making products with tricky ingredients or processes from a sanitation perspective. Associated sanitation procedures can also prove a challenge in older facilities.
Ingredient-handling equipment used by snack producers and bakeries ranges from automated batching and dosing machines to pneumatic conveyors, as well as equipment like sifters to prepare ingredients for addition to batches of dough.
Using cost-effective design solutions, food and beverage processing facilities can meet the rigorous performance demands required in a processing and production environment and, at the same time, focus on sustainability.
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On-Demand: Concerns over food safety, reliability, and traceability get a great deal of attention within plants. Yet the highly regulated – but often-overlooked – concern for the storage and use of hazardous materials is also important.