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Data collection boosts food safety
The responsibility of the food industry has shifted from responding to safety problems to preventing them. Proper data management can help.

Data management in ingredient handling
Handling information has become just as important as handling ingredients when it comes to food safety and quality control.

Jim Kline: Defining a skill set
Look for those personal attributes that separate the best job candidate from all the others.

Slideshow: Pan handling showcase
Agile pan handling and tracking, even on high-speed production lines, improves efficiency and saves money over time.

Accessible depositors for easy cleaning
Equipment manufacturers are answering the call for simple sanitation.

Cream yeast systems enable savings
Stringent controls over temperature and sanitation keep cream yeast systems operating properly.

Depositing for small cakes and fillings
When the product size shrinks, it amplifies challenges associated with accuracy and consistency.

How process changes affect mixing success
The mixing process can often affect the success of the dough downstream and also the finished artisan product.

Take control of dough mixing temperature
Controlling dough temperature during mixing until final development is critical for a consistent fermentation process.

Inline safety pt 2: X-ray and vision systems
Thoroughly inspecting food ensures that consumers won't get any unexpected surprises when they take a bite.

Inline safety pt 1: Metal detection
Baked goods are known for good-tasting bits … but foreign contaminants shouldn’t be among them.

Avoiding accidental allergens
Use the ‘Stout Method’ to determine if allergen-containing dust poses a risk that could lead to a recall.

Multitasking for sanitation
At IBIE, Rademaker is featuring equipment designed with 'sanitation mode' that operators can access when they begin cleaning.

Ovens: In the zone
At IBIE, expect a combination of new technological features to provide bakers with the ability to zero in on maximizing their ovens’ performance.

FATs of the future
While in-person inspections still remain the most effective way to test equipment, new technology could alter the way FATs are performed in the future.

Sheeters lay down the dough
Sheeting systems ramp up production of previously hand-formed or manually deposited baked foods and diversify bakery portfolios.

Construction report 2016
Projects reach record numbers across the country as companies look to improve their operations.

Packaging material trends
Spanning films, pouches, bags, closures. They all reflect demand for convenience, shelf life and sustainability.

The importance of Factory Acceptance Tests
By taking advantage of Factory Acceptance Tests, bakers can set the stage for a streamlined and successful start-up.

The art of capital budgeting
To refurbish or replace? That is the question to answer before hitting the IBIE show floor in October.

Packaging: The final frontier
The search continues for creative solutions to streamline the packaging department yet maintain its flexibility to meet customers’ ever-changing demands.

Sprayer, seeder and glazer hygiene
There is definitely a need to balance sanitation and ease-of-use for spraying and seeding systems.

Alternative fuels revolutionize distribution
Bakery fleets that use alternative fuels contribute to the bottom line and a better planet.

The complex world of gluten-free
Moving a gluten-free product from bench to bakery is complicated.

E-book: Attracting and Retaining Skilled Talent
This book could help your organization bridge the workforce gap.