News and feature stories from Baking & Snack

Why fryers differ so much
Fryer design shows wide diversity. Frying donuts, after all, is not like making potato chips or popping popcorn.

Capital spending targets packaging in 2015
Packaging offers challenges and opportunities for investment.

Ahead of the curve
Product inspection equipment evolves to accommodate FSMA.

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.

Controlled chaos in the warehouse
Automated order fulfillment can streamline processes in the warehouse … and beyond.

Stability and strength
Today’s pan designs and automated handling systems help maintain the structural integrity of a bakery’s pans.

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.

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.

Uniting Technologies
Ovens that combine multiple technologies and offer control across different zones help bakers achieve just the right bake for every product.

Life in the fast lane
It always comes back to baking for Jeff Dearduff of Aryzta Americas.

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.

Finishing touches
Bakers can count their options when it comes to packaging and securing their bread and buns.

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.

Better front-end controls
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Cracker tech 101
Understanding the many unit operations involved in biscuit and cracker makeup systems helps set the stage for product success.

Making pie deposits count
Streamlining pie production requires automation, weight control and time management.

Tech showcase Cookie and cracker production
Today’s equipment attempts to simplify cookie and cracker manufacturing.

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.

Stage an intervention
When is it time to switch to automated methods for storing and batching ingredients?

Extending the life of a pan
Bakers can implement several strategies and tools to ensure their pan coatings go the distance.

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.

Growth in all directions
Bakery expansion projects prove that building a better business goes way beyond square footage or bricks and mortar.