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Handling Automation: Working with Trays and Pans

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Product carriers play an important role in baking facilities. Bakeware specialist Kempf shares expertise on working with trays in baking facilities, and on what benefits different types of trays bring to the manufacturing line and operations – to best match them with the product. Support trays for the baking industry come in a variety of materials and shapes. Customization is… Read more »

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AIB Announces New Baking Process Kill Step Calculator for Soft Cookies

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AIB International has added a soft cookie product profile to their lineup of Baking Process Kill Step Calculators. This breakthrough industry tool empowers bakeries to validate their food safety preventive controls and accurately evaluate Salmonella destruction in bakery products, meeting FDA’s Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) requirement to validate and verify thermal processes to ensure product safety. “The food… Read more »

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U.S. trans fat proposal challenges bakers

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The U.S. baking industry will need to make the most of a 60-day comment period concerning a Nov. 8 Federal Register notice in which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeks to remove artificial trans fats from processed foods, said Theresa Cogswell, president of Baker Cogs, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, U.S., and a consultant to the American Bakers Association, Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Flour boosting

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What to keep out of flour has become trendy in recent years. Those wanting examples may just Google “gluten-free.” Yet bakers should remember how flours at times may need a boost. Vital wheat gluten, which may act as a functional protein, offers one example. Also, fortifying flour may give finished products health and wellness attributes, and protein levels may provide satiety benefits.

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Flowers completes Hostess bread asset acquisition

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Flowers Foods, Inc. on July 22 said it has completed its acquisition of 20 baking plants and other “bread assets” from Hostess Brands for $355 million. The transaction brings to an end the liquidation of what for many years was the largest baking company in the U.S.

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