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Bakery Sector Keeps Rising With the Times

September 19, 2014 2:15 pm | by By Ken Hagedorn, Vice President of Sales, Naegele Inc.; Food Processing Suppliers Association Board of Directors | Articles | Comments

During the past year, the bakery sector has been active in addressing key topics that have popped up in recent times. And one of the most important involves the sanitary design of equipment.          

VIDEO: Child CEO Builds Cookie Company From Scratch

September 18, 2014 2:38 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

He's the 10-year-old founder and CEO of Mr. Cory's Cookies, and he hopes to conquer the world...

Marijuana Edibles: Sweet Business is Budding

September 18, 2014 2:22 pm | by Holly Henschen, Contributor | Articles | Comments

Denver-based Dixie Elixirs expands its facility to produce THC-infused edibles with a focus on...

VIDEO: What's the Difference Between White and Wheat?

September 17, 2014 10:06 am | by Lexicon of Sustainability | Videos | Comments

Consumers learn how to tell the difference...

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September 2014: Sweet Business is Budding

September 16, 2014 11:22 am | by Food Manufacturing | Digital Editions | Comments

Click here to check out a Denver food company's dive into the new edibles business, focusing on transparency, technology and consumer-education in a new, controversial market.   

Infographic: Food Biotechnology Breakdown

September 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by IFIC | News | Comments

A 2014 report by the International Food Information Council shows that Americans have a high interest in nutrition and health-related benefits of food biotechnology.                        

Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Morsels Celebrates 75 Years

September 10, 2014 11:00 am | by Nestle USA | News | Comments

From the first chocolate chip cookie to decades of inspired chocolate baking, the Nestle Toll House brand continues its tradition of baking up memories in kitchens across America.                   

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VIDEO: Cookies Are Crazy!

September 10, 2014 8:00 am | by TED-Ed | Videos | Comments

Baking is definitely more of a science than an art — requiring precise measurements, exact temperatures and specific ingredients — and this video explains the scientific process of baking cookies in digestible terms.         

Muffin Batter Depositors

September 5, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Stand-alone muffin batter depositing machines and industrial muffin systems are the most widely used depositors in the food industry. 

Spiral Freezer

August 29, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The spiral freezer from is ideal for a variety of bakery products including: Par-baked goods, artisan breads, rolls, donuts, cookies (cookie dough), and pastries. 

Wheat: What Are We Really Eating?

August 28, 2014 8:57 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

Wheat today is not the same grain our forebears ground into their daily bread. While wheat has naturally evolved, the drastic changes have come in the past 50 years from agricultural scientists. Has no one stopped to ask whether these features are compatible with human health?

When it Comes to How Pizza Looks, Cheese Matters!

August 27, 2014 8:45 am | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

A study published by the Institute of Food Technologists evaluated the pizza baking performance of different cheeses in conjunction with a new quantifiable evaluation technique to see how their composition and functional differences affected browning and blistering.

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Active Barrier Films

August 27, 2014 7:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Freshness Plus is an active barrier film that protects packaged baked goods from oxygen exposure while preserving flavor, aroma and appearance.

Urban Tours Offer Fun for Foodies

August 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by The GO Group, LLC | News | Comments

From the LA Cycle Taco Tour to the Yummy Walks Seafood and Chowda Tour in Boston, foodies of varying preferences can enjoy a new way to explore the city. Take one of these tours selected by the travel experts at The GO Group and eat your way through town.

Wash-Down Conveyors

August 25, 2014 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

These conveyors are ideal for the baking and food processing industry and the high level of sanitation it requires. Conveyors are designed for fast and effective cleaning.

PRODUCT VIDEO: Bakery Depositor

August 25, 2014 7:30 am | by Unifiller | Product Releases | Comments

The depositor is perfect for depositing custards, jams, batter and just about any flowable product directly from a mixing bowl or bucket. 

Is the Death of the Twinkie Near...Again?

August 22, 2014 10:06 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The closure of the Hostess Brands Schiller Park bakery has me wondering: are healthier options and cheaper alternatives a sign that the time may be near to say our final farewells to the beloved Twinkie? Hostess Brands CEO says competition pushed the plant to close.

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Sweets and Savory Solutions Guide Helps Food Manufacturers Ensure Accuracy and Safety of 'Convenience Foods'

August 18, 2014 3:00 pm | by Mettler Toledo | Product Releases | Comments

The new METTLER TOLEDO sweets and savory guide will provide best-practice suggestions to enhance testing accuracy and speed. In turn, process improvements can help manufacturers keep customer happy and deliver the kind of enhanced economics that protect profit margins.

Ten Piston Filling Machine

August 12, 2014 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 10P-02 Ten Piston Filling Machine, for use over conveyors, horizontal vacuum formers and tray sealers, is designed for high speed accurate filling of many portion control products such as: guacamole, hummus, cheese, salsa, peanut and nut butters and other condiments.

Muffin Batter Depositors

August 12, 2014 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Versatile tabletop depositors are ideal for high volume bakers or plants with varieties of muffins, cupcakes, cakes or specialty loaf cakes.

Infographic: Food Industry Worth $2.45T by Next Year

August 8, 2014 8:10 am | by Clean Rental | News | Comments

Discover the opportunities for growth in the food industry and where the challenges lie. This infographic by Clean Rental shows that poultry product manufacturing has room to grow by exporting, utilizing feed research and increasing production speed lines.

Photo: Getting Sweet With Apple Fries

August 7, 2014 10:31 am | by Sweet Apple Pie Fries! | News | Comments

It all started with an addictive twist on an America classic that became a local sensation. Nine years later, Niki Durig of Portland, Ore., has her eyes on creating a national franchise that would share her dessert and opportunity with the country.

Colorado Panel Considers Labeling for Pot Edibles

August 4, 2014 12:00 pm | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Colorado regulators are looking for ways to make sure no one accidentally eats or drinks marijuana edibles. In a panel that included edible makers and pot critics, many seem to agree that pot cookies and candies should come with identifiable markers or colors.

Marijuana Edibles Recalled in Colorado

July 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Denver Department of Environmental Health recalled several products from At Home Baked, a popular Colorado brand of pot-infused sweets. Among the recalled products were infused brownie mixes, blondie mixes, rice crispy treats and Stixx candy.

Munch on This: Pot Edibles Give Rise to Booming Industry

July 18, 2014 9:15 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Edibles and infused products such as snack bars, olive oils and tinctures popular with medical marijuana users have flourished into a gourmet market as Colorado and Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana in the past year.

Research Shows Sucralose as a Healthy Alternative for Diabetics

July 16, 2014 3:29 pm | by SPLENDA | News | Comments

With summer comes desserts, and who wants to skip out on delicious treats? Recent research offers encouraging news that some desserts made with sucralose — in place of added sugar— may help with maintaining blood sugar and insulin levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

Reduced Food Prices Bring Grocery Bill Relief

July 16, 2014 9:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

After four months of increases, wholesale food prices fell 0.2 percent in May. That should bring some grocery bill relief. Food costs had been rising because crops were damaged by a drought in California and brutal winter storms in the Midwest.

Maplehurst Bakeries Plans $78M Expansion

July 15, 2014 8:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Maplehurst Bakeries, located in central Indiana and known for their distribution and manufacturing operations for cakes and cupcakes, is planning a $78 million expansion. The renovation will include a 180,000 square-foot plant in Lebanon to house its operations.

Dippin' Dots Owner Agrees to Buy Crumbs Bake Shop

July 15, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Lemonis and Fischer Enterprises, the company behind Dippin' Dots ice cream, has agreed to buy Crumbs Bake Shop out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The investor group hopes to close a sale in about 60 days pending approval from the bankruptcy court.

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