Our industry columnists discuss news, issues and industry observations that bakers and snack manufacturers need and provide details and observations from the production floor or news on industry happenings.
Industry expert perspectives on handcrafted, handmade, artisanal, long fermentation, high hydration, open crumb, Old World, traditional, sourdough, craft, small batch and other subjects related to artisan bread and baking.
Industry expert perspectives on developing snack and bakery products with clean, clear, simplified labels and ingredients, including preservative-free, using natural colors and flavors, non-GMO, natural, and organic.
Industry expert advice and guidance on preventing food recalls, preventing allergen cross-contamination, preventing pathogens, developing HACCP plans, improving worker safety, meeting FDA regulations, passing FDA inspections and other measures to improve food safety at snack and bakery facilities.
Industry expert perspectives and strategies for improving workforce education, advancement and development at snack and bakery companies, including worker training and careers in snack and bakery production.
As reported by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery in its State of the Industry coverage,the U.S. bakery industry is valued at $51.6 billion in annual sales, and the U.S. snack industry sees sales of over $41.6 billion—and growing every year.
When the gluten-free craze hit in 2004, I was already several years into my career as a food industry writer, with stints under my belt covering agriculture, food ingredient R&D, and restaurant menu development
As of the last regulatory update from the American Bakers Association (ABA), we were coming out of a governmental shutdown. Now, the clock is ticking as we stare down the August recess in Congress and feel continued residual delays from that shutdown.
The 2019 Taste/Tomorrow event that took place in Chicago from May 1 to 2 provided a platform for Puratos to release its latest body of independent global research into top bakery, patisserie and chocolate trends shaping today's marketplace.
If your food safety plan has identified critical control points and/or preventive controls per your hazard analysis, the FDA'’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires you to have a documented recall program.