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Frying up quality donuts
Equipment designs and systems help keep oil hot and healthy for the best donuts.
Storing and retrieving dough troughs
Automating the movement of troughs with single- and multi-level systems improves product consistency.
Advancing freezing technology protects baked foods
Automated continuous mechanical and cryogenic freezer designs feature systems for longer runtimes and improved sanitation.
Downtime for maintenance, sanitation declines
Equipment manufacturers add features to make freezing systems easier to clean and maintain.
Icing on the finishing touches
To add that creative flourish to baked goods, icing and glazing equipment must be versatile enough to keep up with the baker’s imagination.
Preventing icing buildup
Cleaning systems and robust equipment ensures the icing and glazing lines stay clean and operational.
Bag closing meets OSHA
Kwik Lok's latest system meets strict safety standards
Bread bags: Always be closing
Selecting the right system goes beyond clips vs. ties, as bread and bun bakers must also consider the machines doing the closing.
California to vote on labeling GMOs in food
The voter initiative Prop 37 sets a mandate, if passed, that failed in 18 other states.
Canada plans to renovate its food safety program
Systematic review of food safety standards in Canada will update regulations to fit today’s global food supply chain.
Canada plans to renovate its food safety program
Systematic review of food safety standards in Canada will update regulations to fit today’s global food supply chain.
Getting a rise out of baked foods
New controls as well as diagnostic and sanitation systems help keep final proofers running optimally with maximum uptime.
Getting into the mix
New mixing technologies improve sanitation and maintenance as well as help create a greater variety of baked foods and snacks.
Getting into the mix
New mixing technologies improve sanitation and maintenance as well as help create a greater variety of baked foods and snacks.
How to eliminate arc flash
Mixing manufacturers focus on improving employee safety.
Keeping a watchful eye on the mixer
SPC provides data analysis, quality control of the process
Twist ties that don't last forever
Bedford's biodegradable twist ties offer bakeries a green option.
Why new food regs only seem to be ‘on hold’
Not much new will happen in food regulations this year — with notable exceptions.
Ingredient handling dumps bags
More sophisticated and centralized controls on ingredient handling systems increase reliability, provide greater scaling accuracy and allow bakeries to dump bags.
Choosing the right belt
Bakeries must consider product and environment when selecting belt material.
Conveyors spiraling upward
New technologies and designs improve sanitation and lengthen production runs between maintenance.
Indoor silos offer advantages
Bakers can better control humidity and temperature with indoor silos.
Bakers sift to ensure safety
Sifters can be located at multiple points on ingredient handling systems.
Bakers sift to ensure safety
Sifters can be located at multiple points on ingredient handling systems.
Spirals heat up
Tecnopool introduces its spiral oven at iba.