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Dough-friendly dividing
Much has changed recently with this essential dough handling technology.
More with less
A review of the recent federal Economic Census shows a baking industry that is leaner but stronger.
Stability and strength
Today’s pan designs and automated handling systems help maintain the structural integrity of a bakery’s pans.
Ahead of the curve
Product inspection equipment evolves to accommodate FSMA.
Controlled chaos in the warehouse
Automated order fulfillment can streamline processes in the warehouse … and beyond.
Clean state of mind
It takes determination and a positive attitude to create a truly safe food manufacturing facility.
Sounds of optimism
Industry experts voice a more pronounced, positive view for investing in the future of the baking and snack industries.
Breaking the mould
New technologies allow companies to make products in every shape and size.
Uniting Technologies
Ovens that combine multiple technologies and offer control across different zones help bakers achieve just the right bake for every product.
Recovering energy and savings
Flowers Foods implemented heat recovery technology in its newest facility after seeing what its ability to turn waste BTUs into heat for the proof box.
Juggling knives
As production lines diversify and bakers manage changeovers and sanitation needs, equipment suppliers bring some peace of mind with updates to the slicer.
Life in the fast lane
It always comes back to baking for Jeff Dearduff of Aryzta Americas.
Finishing touches
Bakers can count their options when it comes to packaging and securing their bread and buns.
Better front-end controls
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Curing the crave for baked snacks
Emerging technology allows bakers and snack producers to roll out new products that satisfy Americans’ serious case of the munchies.
Tech showcase Cookie and cracker production
Today’s equipment attempts to simplify cookie and cracker manufacturing.
Making pie deposits count
Streamlining pie production requires automation, weight control and time management.
Cracker tech 101
Understanding the many unit operations involved in biscuit and cracker makeup systems helps set the stage for product success.
Stage an intervention
When is it time to switch to automated methods for storing and batching ingredients?
Safe on all fronts
Today’s bakeries and snack producers strive not only to ensure product and packaging integrity but also protect valuable equipment throughout the production process.
Extending the life of a pan
Bakers can implement several strategies and tools to ensure their pan coatings go the distance.
Snack Attack
Baking and snack manufacturers can overcome hurdles with the latest packaging and processing innovations and insights offered at Pack Expo International 2014, held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Nov. 2-5, and produced by PMMI.
Roadmap for the future
Conducting an in-depth analysis of current and long-term growth strategies — and all related costs — will guide how and where a company should expand its operations.
Unwavering in her beliefs
In this Q&A, Nadine Salameh of Bakery de France explains how genuine commitment to the art and science of baking allows Old World bakers to succeed in today’s market.
Tastefully depositing
As cake bakers look to save time and money, batter depositors juggle accuracy, gentle handling and speedy changeovers.