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News and feature stories from Baking & Snack

Challenges to successful automation
Installing new equipment on an existing line creates opportunities to enhance the line’s performance, but it can also pose some difficulties.

New methods for product finishing
Innovation in technology allows for more creative opportunities when finishing sweet goods.

Tricks to get the most out of your oven
Bakers can command the most efficiency out of their ovens by finding just the right baking profile.

The new standard in packaging
Times have changed for sanitary design … and that goes for packaging, too.

Wet vs dry cleaning (Part one)
Sanitary operations require a standardized plan with measurable goals, but knowing how to achieve them is critical.

Proofers: Big or small?
Does an automated final proofer always occupy a bigger footprint on the plant floor?

Bud Cason shares cookie insights
The foremost pioneer of the mini-cookie market reminisces on the development that changed the baking industry forever.

Proofers: Controlling critical conditions
Engineering changes upgrade the controls, airflow, pan movement, cleanability and footprint of high-capacity final proofers.

Cookie tech for bakers on the cutting edge
Cookie producers strive to reinvigorate the category with new products and technology from across the globe.

Suprising ways bakers save energy
To reap some energy savings, bakers just need to be looking in the right places.

Audit vs. assessment
Safe food practice is evolving to a more complete inspection model.

Get a grip on dough handling
Selecting the appropriate dough transferring system can ultimately determine the quality and consistency of the final product..

Future-proofing packaging
Shoppers are driving change in packaging and processing in the baking and snack industries.

Big trends in packaging automation
With pre-portioned desserts and sweet baked goods growing in popularity, bakers discover new ways to get their slice of the market.

Joe Schwebel: A champion in action
When Mr. Schwebel spoke, the baking industry listened ... and acted.

Conveyors: Keeping little soldiers in line
With proper design, conveyors ensure products pass efficiently and uniformly from Point A to Point Z.

2017 Consumer confidence report
When bakers eye the future, things just might be looking up.

What about the people?
Investments in human capital can mean breakthroughs for your business.

The legacy of the Lender brothers
Marvin and Murray Lender labored to make bagels, a once-obscure ethnic bread, an American household word.

Inline safety systems see all
To meet new food safety rules, bakers require up-to-date inline inspection methods that readily document their activity and efficacy.

Joe Stout: Constant collaboration
Advances in hygienic design come from working together and pushing innovation.

Celebrating Bud Cason
Long recognized for his passion for the cookie industry, Albert (Bud) Cason’s biggest contribution is to bring out the best in everyone he meets.

Examples in leadership excellence
The 2017 Baking Hall of Fame recognizes a diverse group for shaping not only their businesses but also the entire industry.

Jim Kline: Eliminating speed bumps
Identifying issues like bottlenecks, downtime and product waste should be top-of-mind for bakers.

Vision systems in the packaging world
Because vision systems find problems with color, shape and size attributes, they can identify less than desirable processing and packaging conditions.