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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...

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...

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,...

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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.  

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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.

Town Creates 80 Percent of All Canned Pumpkin Consumed in US

October 6, 2014 9:06 am | by DAVID MERCER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The small central Illinois town of Morton has its hands at a seemingly endless line of pumpkins — millions of them — that'll become countless pies and loaves of sweet, fresh-baked pumpkin bread.               

Bakers Push Congress to Address Grain Shipping Crisis

September 29, 2014 1:30 pm | by American Bakers Association | News | Comments

The American Bakers Association urged the Senate to continue its oversight of the freight rail shipping crisis. Bakers have struggled to receive flour shipments in a timely fashion, which is a major concern for the baking industry.     

Infographic: Baking Through the Ages

September 23, 2014 8:45 am | by Craft Bakers Week | News | Comments

Many bakeries have been at the heart of their high street for decades — or in some cases even centuries — but when did the story begin? Craft Bakers Week is celebrated Sept. 29-Oct. 5.                  

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.          

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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 before graduating high school. Who is this mini mogul?                           

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 transparency, technology and consumer education.                                

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 between whole wheat and white, while farmers tell the rich story of heritage and identity grains, and innovative bakers reintroduce the grains of their youth.                

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.                        

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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.                   

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 CRYOLINE® XF (Cross-Flow) spiral freezer from Linde LLC 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.

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.

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.

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