FDA Tells Abruzzino’s Italian Bakery To Clean Up

December 16, 2009 Dan Flynn, Food Safety News

Abruzzino’s Italian Bakery, LLC, which sells it products through such retail
outlets as Wal-Mart, was issued an FDA “Warning Letter” raising continued concerns about pest control, ingredient storage, and employee sanitation.

Carson City Baking Company Looks To Build Its Own Brands

David Marson’s Sonda Foods bakes products for companies that package them in private labels, but those contracts these days account about half the companys revenues. The challenge is building new brands, a good start in that direction is their recent entry onto teh shelves at Costco.

Pulses Are At The Forefront Of Baking Ingredient Innovations

December 15, 2009 Brian Hartz, Bakers Journal

Beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas are increasingly being looked at as healthful, functional ingredients for baked goods.

IBIE Unites Grain-Based Foods Industry Using Social Media

IBIE pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn will allow fans, followers and members to stay up-to-date with industry news, learn about new products and technology, share insights and experiences, discuss pressing issues and receive event updates.

Consumer Demands And Economy Shape Trends Into 2010

December 14, 2009 Jennifer Fox, Baking & Snack

As consumer spending continues its rebound, smart manufacturers will persist with many of the same behaviors that brought them success in 2009 marketing for value, health, environmental awareness and innovative flavors