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Reading Bakery Systems Expands Oven Manufacturing Facility

December 18, 2014 10:40 am | by Reading Bakery Systems | News | Comments

The expansion, which is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2015, will double the existing Oven Works manufacturing facility to 38,000 square feet. The expanded facility will also include a 480 square foot, environmentally controlled paint booth.

VIDEO: Starbucks Brews Up Delivery, But Not For Free

December 17, 2014 9:45 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says that the...

Waterloo May Purchase Idle Hostess Factory Downtown

December 15, 2014 9:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The city of Waterloo, Iowa is considering buying the idle former Hostess plant downtown to...

VIDEO: Macarons at Walmart? A Small Maker's Story

December 11, 2014 9:05 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Hosting a party this holiday season? Looka...

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80 Years of Bays English Muffins

December 9, 2014 11:50 am | by Bays Corporation | News | Comments

This year, Bays English Muffins celebrates eighty years of baking the world's best English muffins. It all began in 1934 when George Bay opened a bakery in Chicago's Loop selling English muffins with a recipe his English grandmother brought to the U.S. in the 1800's.

VIDEO: Happy National Pastry Day!

December 9, 2014 9:40 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Every food has its day, and today is National Pastry Day. ABC's Nikki Battiste heads into the kitchen to learn the art of the strudel.                                 

Nostalgia Plays Big Role in Limited-Time Holiday Flavors

December 3, 2014 11:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Limited-time flavors are a proven way to attract customers throughout the year. But flavors like candy cane and gingerbread are particularly popular because of the power scents and flavors have to evoke time spent with loved ones.     

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Cargill Reveals How 2015's Top Trends Translate Into Cocoa, Chocolate Applications

November 26, 2014 9:00 am | by Cargill | News | Comments

Aimed at manufacturers working in range of sectors including confectionery, bakery and dairy, Cargill's webinar helped identify how the top food trends for 2015 will translate into applications for the cocoa and chocolate industry.     

A New Kind of Holiday: Pot-Infused Pumpkin Pies

November 24, 2014 9:07 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar. Here's a look at how the new recreational marijuana industry is trying to attract holiday shoppers.

Snack Tax: Navajo Lawmakers OK Price Hike on Junk Food

November 21, 2014 2:26 pm | by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The sales tax on cookies, chips and sodas sold on the Navajo Nation is going up. Tribal President Ben Shelly signed legislation Friday to impose a 2 percent sales tax on junk food starting next year. It will remain in effect until 2020. 

Colorado Panel Makes No Progress on Marijuana Edibles

November 18, 2014 9:10 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

The group of regulators, law enforcement, parent groups and edible-pot makers has mostly argued about whether it would be possible to make sure pot products don't look like regular foods. Instead, marijuana regulators decided to send lawmakers several proposals.

Michigan State Recalls Cookie, Ice Cream Products

November 17, 2014 10:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Michigan State University is recalling some cookie and ice cream products because malfunctioning equipment may have contaminated them with metal shavings. The products also were ordered pulled from store shelves. No injuries have been reported.

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Marijuana Edibles May Face Scrutiny By Colorado Health Officials

November 17, 2014 9:32 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Marijuana-infused foods and drinks have been a booming sector in Colorado's new recreational marijuana market. But lawmakers feared the products are too easy to confuse with regular foods and drinks and ordered regulators to require a new look for pot edibles.

Photos: Chef Aims For Gingerbread House World Record

November 14, 2014 10:13 am | by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Special materials are going into the most colorful New York real estate development: 3,550 pounds of royal icing, 700 pounds of candy and 600 pounds of dough. That's what Manhattan chef Jon Lovitch needs to build the world's largest collection of gingerbread houses.

Growing Number of Pot Shops Face Antagonism From Neighbors

November 11, 2014 2:54 pm | by Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press | News | Comments

From crime fears to smell complaints, new marijuana retailers and growers face suspicion and sometimes open antagonism from their commercial neighbors, especially in Denver, which now has 200 marijuana retailers and dozens of pot growing and manufacturing facilities.

Solvang, Calif: Danish Sweets and Fine Wines

November 5, 2014 10:19 am | by SOLVEJ SCHOU, Associated Press | News | Comments

I've never had much of a sweet tooth, but even I couldn't escape the sugary appeal of Solvang's multiple family-owned Danish bakeries, including Mortensen's Danish Bakery, Olsen's Danish Village Bakery and Coffee Shop and the Solvang Bakery. 

Arbor Investment Acquires Best Maid Cookie Co.

November 4, 2014 9:30 am | by Arbor Investments | News | Comments

Arbor Investments announces the acquisition of River Falls, Wisconsin-based Best Maid Cookie Company, Inc. The company is a manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label gourmet cookies and dessert bars in both fully baked and frozen dough formats. 

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Not a 'Cronut': Dunkin' Plans 'Croissant Donut'

October 28, 2014 2:35 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

John Costello, Dunkin's president of global marketing and innovation, said that bakers around the country have been mixing doughnuts and croissants for at least 20 years. He said Dunkin' is constantly tracking consumer and bakery trends and has been looking at pastry "combinations" for several years now.

Scientist Works to Increase Protein, Fiber in Food Products

October 24, 2014 11:45 am | by South Dakota State University | News | Comments

Food science professor Padmanaban Krishnan received a grant geared toward getting corn co-products to the food market. With a $576,000 project budget for the grant, he will work with food and ethanol industries with the goal of bringing food-grade dried distiller’s grain to the commercial marketplace.

Say Cheez-It: Beloved Cracker Inspires Fans to Make Crazy Concoctions

October 23, 2014 1:43 pm | by MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press | News | Comments

Devotees of the crispy, salty snack are thinking outside the box when using it as an ingredient. One bakery even used the Cheez-Its as a main cake ingredient, smothered it with vanilla buttercream frosting and then sprinkled Cheez-Its on top.

VIDEO: Wheat or White?

October 23, 2014 10:18 am | by PBS Food | Videos | Comments

Learn the difference between whole wheat and white and meet the people preserving grains. As consumers, we must learn how to tell the difference between whole wheat and white, while farmers can tell a rich story of heritage and identity grains and innovative bakers are reintroducing the grains of their youth.

Photos: Greek Bakers Encircle Monument With 1.35 Tons of 'Koulouri'

October 20, 2014 10:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Bakers put the final touches on a giant "koulouri" (bread ring similar to a bagel or pretzel) that encircled the medieval White Tower, in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki. The product weighed 1.35 tons before baking.      

Hershey Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Colorado Pot Company

October 17, 2014 9:31 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Colorado marijuana edibles company must recall or destroy its pot-infused products that resemble iconic Hershey treats as part of a settlement agreement with the chocolate company. Hershey filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in June.

Consumer Trends: Edible Label for Cannabis Products

October 13, 2014 3:26 pm | by CannaBadge | News | Comments

CannaBadge has introduced an all-natural frosting label that goes directly on a cannabis infused product, such as cakes, cookies, brownies and cupcakes.                           

Oregon Trail Leads to Success

October 13, 2014 12:25 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Portland-based Bridgetown Natural Foods rides the snacking trend with its Gluten-Free, Organic, Kosher and B-Corporation certifications.                               

VIDEO: The Chemistry of Pizza

October 13, 2014 7:56 am | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

Whether it’s a plain cheese, a deep-dish stacked with meats or a thin-crust veggie delight, there’s just something about pizza that makes it delicious. There’s a lot of chemistry that goes into creating the perfect pizza pie, though.   

Mini-Cupcake Maker Doubles Sales by Creating Special Containers

October 13, 2014 7:45 am | by JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The owner of Baked by Melissa, a miniature-cupcake company, wanted to quickly expand her business by shipping nationwide. But the cupcakes, which are slightly larger than the diameter of a quarter, didn't travel well. Success came with what's called a clamshell package.

October 2014: Oregon Trail Leads to Success

October 10, 2014 12:00 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Portland-based Bridgetown Natural Foods rides the snacking trend with its Gluten-Free, Organic, Kosher and B-Corporation certifications.  

New at the Pot Shop: Milder Edibles For Inexperienced Customers

October 9, 2014 8:38 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

New on the shelves in Colorado's recreational pot shops is the "Rookie Cookie," a marijuana-infused confection that contains 10 milligrams of marijuana's psychoactive ingredient. That's a low enough dose that most adults wouldn't be too impaired to drive a car.

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