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Knowing when to automate ingredient handling
It's a tough decision, but at a certain point it makes sense to take the leap.

Considering safety in ingredient handling
Risk mitigation is an important step in optimizing plant operations.

Weighing ingredients just right
Scaling accuracy poses one of the biggest challenges that comes with minor and micro ingredients.

Tech Showcase: Warehouse/Distribution
The latest software and updated technology enables easier, streamlined warehouse and distribution operations.

Designing a flexible facility
Good facility design and plant layout can incorporate flexibility, room for growth and streamlined production into a new bakery.

How to maximize production efficiency
Good facility design and plant layout can incorporate flexibility, room for growth and streamlined production into a new bakery.

ROI with ingredient handling
Return on investment isn't always straightforward when automating minor and micro ingredients.

Pretzel tech spotlight
New versions of hard and soft pretzels continue to redefine — and even go beyond — the traditional snacking occasion.

Bag closures get an upgrade
Upgrades to closures and the machines that apply them to bags must be reliable and simple.

Adding up the real costs of expansion
When expanding operations, bakers need to collaborate to effectively evaluate the long-term price of food safety in their decision-making process.

Keeping mixers clean
Sanitation is top of mind in every aspect of baking production, and mixing is no exception.

Recognizable audit measures
A judge’s reputation affects the credibility of the judgement. So it is with certification standards.

Find the right audit standard
What's best for your company?

The ins and outs of mixers
From the loading of ingredients to the discharge of dough or batter, mixers must do the job quickly and efficiently to keep everything moving down the line.

How to live in a world of audits
Inspections, audits and certifications help ensure safe foods for consumers, and they also foster continuous improvement.

Choosing a mixer that is built to last
Lifespan and maintenance must be considered when selecting a mixer for your bakery.

Help with FSMA planning
Is FSMA putting a whole host of regulatory affairs on your mind? This series of primers can help.

Case study: Griffin's Foods Ltd.
Horizontal f/f/s technology can increase efficiency and maximize a limited footprint.

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

Packaging just for chefs
Fireking Baking Co. makes things easier on its restaurant customers with better packaging.

Horizontal packaging trends
Horizontal f/f/s machines are driving flexibility and quick changeover.

Interpreting audit abbreviations
It only looks like alphabet soup.

Pyler says: Handle liquid ingredients with care
Tank size, construction materials and heating/chilling capabilities are important.

Ensuring it all pans out
Combining the latest in tracking systems with extra-large pans provides a one-two punch for reducing maintenance, minimizing waste and, most importantly, raising overall yield.

Mixers: Considering durability and power
A well-designed mixer must be ready to handle everything a baker throws at it.