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Role of Bakery Ingredients

Various Ingredients are used in Bread and Biscuit manufacturing .Each Ingredients has specific role to play during manufacturing process .
Here are few major bakery ingredient and their role

Sugar
Primary role of sugar in bread and biscuit is provide sweetness( taste) to the product .Color to the product due to carmalisation .Color of the crust in bread loaves is due to the sugar .Basic role of sugar is to activate the yeast to produce carbon dioxide and alochol during bread manufacturing .Note: When preparing for mixing yeast is separately being put into ammonium chloride and sugar solution .

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil -( HVO )Main function of HVO is to retain the moisture inside the dough.Give smoothness to the bite .

Salt
It provides taste to the product .
Salt act as controlling agent against wild yeast activity .Thus controlled yeast activity can provide better texture or network .

GMS ( Glycerol Mono stearate)-Its act as emulsifier which binds together the oil and water molecules and it helps bread to hold moisture .


SSL ( Sodium Stearoyl lactilate)-It is also known as Smoother .It is a compound which retains softness in bread and delays staling of bread .


SMP ( Skimmed Milk Powder) Solution-Main function of Skimmed milk powder is to give flavour to the product and sweetens the product.


Ammonium Chloride-Ammonium chloride provides Nitrogen which used to activate yeast in presence of water and sugar.

Bread Improver-These are used for improving texture of bread and add to the flavour.

Dough Conditioner-These are used to strengthen weak flour and generally enzymes alpha - amylase .Its added to break down the starch into sugar and alcohol. These are prepared from fungal sources .

L - cysteine-L -cysteine acts on sulphide groups and proteins and acts as reducing agent . It mellows the dough .

Ascorbic Acid-Ascorbic acid acts as oxidising agent which acts upon the sulphide bonds of amino acid ( gluten) which results in stronger bonds which increases resistance and reduces extensibility of dough.Ascorbic acid reacts slowly and for longer time and is active even at the baking stage .

Potassium Bromate-Potassium bromate too acts as oxidising agent the difference between ascorbic acid and potassium bromate is that its a strong reagent its activity time is short and reaction is strong.It also helps in increasing resistance of dough and reducing extensibility.Note : It is interesting to know that both oxidising and reducing agents are used in bread. The reason to use both are that we need to get balanced property of dough. We can make bread without L- cysteine or Ascorbic acid

Calcium propianate-Calcium propianate acts as preservative. Its main function is to protect product from any fungal infection .Hence increases shelf life of the product. The quantity of Calcium propianate varies with season.In rainy season quantities are increased.

Acetic Acid-Acetic acid is also used as preservative .It protects products from bacterial infection . As it reduces the pH of the dough and turns the dough towards acidic side .Its quantity also varies as per the season.

Yeast - Previous post on Role and type of yeast


Britannia resolves ''Tiger" issue with Kraft Food Inc


Britannia and Kraft foods Inc of USA has come to an agreement with each other on use of "Tiger " brand . This was disclosed by Mr Nusli Wadia Chairman of Britannia Industries Ltd .Tiger Brand has been the main issue between earlier partner Danone which used Tiger brand in countries like Malaysia and Singapore without the consent of Britannia . A case was registered against Danone for breach of Intellectual Property. Kraft foods have bought biscuit business from Danone in year 2007.

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Yeast -Types and Roles in Bakery Industry

Bakery Industry uses Yeast in various types for bread and biscuit production .Yeast acts as leavening agent and it gives puffy structure to bread and Cracker biscuits .Yeast is an unicellular living organism .Its growth is max at higher humidity and temperature 45 deg c .Yeast action on food releases carbon dioxide which gets entrapped in dough and gives puffiness to the product after baking .Yeast are used for sour dough products or Sponge dough products . Sponge are prepared in cracker production yeast is added during mixing are then kept for 18-20 hrs before production.

Commercial yeast are of two types - Compressed yeast and Dry yeast


Compressed yeast - These can be further calssified as
  • Breweries yeast - It acts on malt to give alcohol and carbon dioxide.
  • Distillers yeast- It acts on molasses to give alcohol and carbon dioxide .
  • Bakers yeast - It acts on sugar to produce carbon dioxide and alcohol. Carbon dioxide is the main by product.

Other features of compressed yeast

  • Its available in cake form
  • Its cheaper than dry yeast
  • Moisture content is 80%
  • Life of compressed yeast is 5 days
  • Cell usage is 90-95%

Dry Yeast

  • Its costlier than Compressed yeast
  • Its is available in powder form
  • Moisture is around 5%
  • Life of dry yeast is more than one year
  • Cell usage around 60%

Cakes and Pastries are next in line to feel the heat of price increase

Small bakeries( 50,000 - 70,000 pan India) along with the bakery chains would increase the price of cakes as well as pastries and would cut down the production of these items as consumption is supposed to go down due to high prices of these items . Some of them have opted to reduce the sugar content of the product to reduce the impact of the price increase of sugar . Hot bread is opting for eduction of sugar content in its products with call to consumers that less sugar is beneficial to health .

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Prices for Biscuit and Bread to increase by 5- 20% in Punjab

Biscuit and bread manufacturers of Punjab has declared that consumers have to pay more for bread and biscuits in the view of rising cost of ingredient s like sugar , maida and edible oil . As margins for their operations gets eroded ,Manufacturers have no option but to pass on these cost s to consumers. This price increase would come into effect from next month .

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United Biscuits launches new format for Mcvities Mini's

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United Biscuits of UK has launched new packaging format for Mcvities minis pouches for sharing biscuits with other confectionary items.Biscuit sale promotion method adopted by United biscuits one of the leading biscuit manufacturer of the world

McVitie's Mini pouches will include three mini versions of the nation's favourite biscuits to make the £12.6m range available to consumers in a new tear and share format.The McVitie's Mini pouches are available at a £1.29 MRP across McVitie's Mini Milk Chocolate Digestives, McVitie's Mini Milk Chocolate HobNobs and McVitie's Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies variants. The 125g pack sizes are ideal for consumers that want a convenient, pleasurable treat either on-the-go or in the home.

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Cotton Conveyor Manufacturers/Suppliers in India

Bakery Industry in India rely heavily on cotton conveyors for their conveyors in production process . Bread , Biscuit and Cakes manufacturing invariably uses cotton conveyor on their conveyors .Other industry also have wide application of cotton conveyors .
Advantages of cotton conveyor has already been discussed in earlier post on
PU VS COTTON CONVEYORS.

Bakery Industry specially biscuit process industry buy cotton conveyor in bulk with width up to 1.5mtrs and thickness varies from 1.0mm to 3.5 mm . These cotton conveyors are manufactured into rolls .Other varieties of cotton conveyor are Cotton Nylon mix .It could be procured in open lengths and endless forms.Most these cotton conveyors are manufactured in Automated hand looms as per the requirement of manufacturers .

Major suppliers /manufacturers of cotton conveyor are

  • G..C. Dutta and Sons,Kolkata
  • Scandia Belting, Kolkata
  • Dolar gold belts and Fans pvt ltd, Kolkata
  • Industrial Filters and Fabrics pvt ltd , Indore
  • K. Dharmalingam , Trichy
  • Pachiyamman Endless Webs,Trichy
  • Madura Coats Pvt Ltd , Banglore
  • Khosla Profile Pvt Ltd , Mumbai
  • Shri Rajalaxmi Conveyors , Trichy

Baking Industry agrees on Folic acid addition in Bread

There was total unanimity among bakery industry in New Zealand to add folic acid in bread voluntarily as it helps unborn babies in many ways.

New Zealand govt has deferred the law for folic acid addition in bread for three years .In wellington they also agreed to support media campaign to advise pregnant women on advantages of folate in bread

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Ms Vinita Bali declared ET Business Women of the Year 2008-2009

Ms Vinita Bali has been declared winner for the ET Business Women of this year by awards organised by Economic times group. Ms Bali - CEO and MD of Britannia Industries Ltd. She has steered Britannia from trouble times to a healthy growth and is trying to lead BRITANNIA to higher growth through innovation , capacity enhancement , Merger and Acquisition , Diversification in other products , Operational efficiencies .Congratulation!

Biscuit prices to go up by 10% says IBMA

IBMA ( Indian Biscuit Manufacturers Association ) president has told reporters that Indian connsumer has to pay more for biscuits as there is no options in view of rising price of ingredients like Skimmed Milk Powder , Sugar , Edible oil , Butter and Flour . This would come in effect from 1st of September .

IBMA prominent members are Priya Gold , Anmol , Duke ,Bonn , Cremica , Apsara and Crown .Members has sent memorandum for price concession on Ingredients and VAT reduction to 4% from exisiting 12.5%.

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Krispy Kreme enters Turkey with opening of its first store

Krispy Kreme USA s major donuts manufacturer has opened its first store in Turkey.Krispy Kreme has appointed Almana Yiyecek Ve Icecek San. Ve. Tic, Ltd., STI, as its franchise for Turkey . Its has plan to open 25 stores all across Turkey in coming 5 years . Almana Yiyecek is also the major franchise for PizzaHut and Pepsi in Turkey .

Krispy Kreme has already opened stores in countries like United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, the Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. It has 550 stores in 18 countries


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High Fructose Corn Syrup replaced by sugar in bakery products by manufacturers

Many manufacturers and retail chain groups like Kraft,Starbuck has started replacing High Fructose Corn Syrup from their products as there has been intense campaign against HFCS by consumers and food nutritionist.

High fructose corn syrup ( HFCS) is used by bakery manufacturers to give the product a longer shelf life , Keeps product moist and price of corn syrup is far cheaper than beet or cane sugar .
But now that anti -hfcs has gained a firm footing on consumers mind, manufacturers are now gradually substituting hfcs by sugar . Although scientist have declared both sugar and hfcs are bad for health .
HFCS is thought to depletes the soil quality on land where it is farmed as compare to natural cane sugar and as it is prepared from complex chemical reactions with enzyme people has impression that natural sugar is more Eco- friendly. Researchers have reported detecting traces of mercury in a small sampling of high-fructose corn syrup, though they cautioned that the study was limited.

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Indian Government limit sugar stocks for bulk buyers

Indian government has issued a directives to all bulk buyers of sugar to keep stock upto 15 days of their consumption demand . This ban would be imposed till six months effective from today .


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Bakery boom in GCC Countries

Expat population are far more than happy to get all bakery products of their home countries in these GCC countries ,as numbers of bakery chain has opened up in middle east .With fast lane lifestyle in these countries every one prefers bakery items which are any time snacks .


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IBMA ask govt to reduce raw material cost

IBMA ( Indian Biscuit Manufacturers Association ) has appealed to govt for reduction in raw material cost .

Giving Details on Impact of cost on Indian biscuit industry Mr. B.P. Agarwal (chairman of major biscuit player Priya gold ) the President of the IBMA told reporter that already 10 units ha been closed down and around 7000 people has lost their job . Biscuit Industry in India is labour intensive hence spiralling prices can put thousands of job on stake .

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Cinnabon to open more cafe in UK

Cinnabon a world famous bakery chain has plans to increase its presence in UK . Cinnabon has its bakery chain in around 700 stores in 30 countries and is based in USA .
Cinnamon Speciality rolls comprise dough wrapped around a brown sugar and cinnamon filling, topped with frosting . Its plans are to open 40 stores in next 5 years for UK .


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Utilities in bakery plants

Bakery plants production related machinery's and process are supported by various utilities equipment and they are as important as bakery equipment and machinery's .Selection of these Utility related equipments are crucial for plant operations as well as energy consumption

Few of the Utilities plants for bakery

  • Air conditioning
  • Chillers
  • Cold storage
  • Boilers
  • D.G. sets
  • Air Compressors
  • Pumps
  • Fire Hydrants systems
  • Hot water generators
  • Effluent treatment Plants

Proper maintenance and overhauling has to be scheduled for these equipments for smooth production in bakery plants

Are you interseted in bakery business ?

Bakery products has gained popularity in masses.New products are launched very often with advent of new technologies and packaging bakery products are preferred as any time food. Bakery products are popular among all class ,gender ,age and geography .

Entrepreneurs and business owners are putting up plants , retail chain or even few enthusiast open home bakeries to cater to popular demands for cookies , bread , biscuits , buns , rusk , pastries and cakes .

Here are few bakery businesses plan


  • Home made bakery products-The easiest way to do business in bakery products is to start it from home .You can have limited customers and with unique recipes you can supply products like cakes,cookies , biscuits for personal occasions like birthdays , kitty parties,marriages ,meetings ,seminars and official functions of both govt or private firms.
  • Automated bakery plants-Here investors can put up big automated plants for wide variety of bakery products. The volumes are very high and caters mass population &of different geography . This models is useful for people with large amount of finances and interested in long term and brand building exercise .Automated plants requires plant and machinery with higher levels of supply chain networks with functions like sales & marketing , procurement , finance and production ,etc .Employee numbers are very high .
  • Small Bakeries-When people or entrepreneur has finance constrains then can opt for small bakeries which caters for local and close areas for sales .cost of advertisement are low .Can have direct relationship with customer and can produce tailor made products for customers . Business could be good if products are innovative and quality superior to beat branded products produced by bakery manufacturers .You might have seen people waiting for fresh bakery products outside of bakeries.
  • Third party manufacturing/private labels(outsourcing)-It applies for firms with idle capacity to produce ,companies with brand equity ,investors with finances. Many manufacturers are ready to manufacture for third party .Advantage of this model is that one doesn't require plant and machinery ,land and employees liabilities to do business.
  • Export/ ImportTrading-This model is the simplest form of doing bakery business with either exporting bakery products to different countries by buying from ones own country or Importing bakery products from other country and distributing to ones own country. Disadvantage is that the margins are limited and doesn' t carry any brand equity.
  • Retail chain-This bakery business model is similar to any other food retail chains like Mcdonalds ,Starbucks , Barista ,KFC etc. Entrepreneur has to build one central bakery from where these retails chain would get their supplies or bakery products can be out -sourced from other bakeries.These retail outlets are gaining popularity now days as customers can have their favorite product at one place and enjoy it with great ambiance. This is very good model for doing business as one can charge premium price for the products .Bakery courts in malls/supermarkets/multiplexes.This is similar to retail chain concepts only difference is that bakery court is in rental space but footfalls are very in these kind of food courts as people love to eat their shopping spree. Families come together and enjoy food in these kinds of courts.Bakery Speciality products can be popularised through such bakery retail chains .
  • Franchise / Dealership - With numerous top brands and retail chain world wide or national brands one can tie up with these firm and open franchise or become dealers of their products
  • Online bakery shops-The net savvy entrepreneur can launch website store and can sell various bakery product. The basic advantage is that investment is low and products are available 24x7x365 days .You can find several online web portals for cakes and other bakery products
  • Pet animal food ( DOG BISCUIT )-A very promising business opportunity is available for bakery industry that is of special bakery products for pet animals .These can be tailor made for dogs ,cats and other animal .Even these bakery products can be mixed with animal feeds.The popularity of dog biscuit is a good example.

Kraft Foods recall mislabeled pizza from the shops

KraftFood voluntarily has recalled around 7500 pizza from shop due to mislabeling of soy product .It left out soy from ingredients list displayed on pizza packs . This could have affected consumers allergic to soy products. Product from following cities were withdrawn
Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.The product was manufactured on Sunday July 19,2009.

The US FDA has announced this in its communication and confirmed that no one has been taken ill due to this mislabeling

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Britannia s Treat - A product review

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Britannia's Treat is one of the popular brands of Britannia's products. Treat is a flavoured cream variety and have orange , strawberry , pineapple , mango flavours etc . Kids really love this variety as it has jam filled at the centre of the biscuit . Here are some features
Name of the product --- Treat
Taste - Good with different flavours as mentioned above, sweetness on the higher side
Color - Light brown , baking good
Bite- hard bite
Packaging- Good with metalized wrapper , available in 42gms slugpack .
Ingredients-Wheat flour ,Sugar,Edible vegetable oil ,Invert syrup , Dextrose, Cereal products , Milk solid , Starch ,Fruit Products ,Raising agent ,Salt , Emulsifiers ,Gelling Agent ,Acidity regulator and stabilizer.Added flavours ( Butter , Vanilla and Mixed Fruit )
Calories-459kcal per 100gm servings
Price - Rs 5.00 for 42.0 gm s
Competitors --- Parle s Kreames , ITC Dream Cream, Priya Golds Kids Cream, Classic cream

Indian Biscuit Industry Review

India is the third largest biscuit manufacturing country after USA and CHINA .Estimated annual turnover of Indian biscuit industry is around INR 65.0 billion .Biscuit Industry in India is entering into competitive phase from period of two major players dominating the industry to number of player making mark on national scene and getting share of the market which is good for the industry.

Apart from Big 3( Britannia , Parle , ITC ) there are around 150 medium to small biscuit factory in India . These Industry are now facing problem from increase of raw material price. With Govt VAT upto 12.5% has added to their woes .
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Biscuit consumption per capita in India has grown to 2.1kg per capita in comparison to 10kg per capita consumption in USA ,UK and Europe . GCC has consumption upto 6 kg per capita .


According to IBMA, the biscuit industry in India witnessed annual growth as 15% in 2003-04, 14% in 2004-05 and 2005-06, 13% in 2006-07, 15% in 2007-08 and 17% in 2008-09. While the growth rate has been stagnating during last 4 years, it has picked up momentum during the 2007-08 and the first quarter of 2008-09 mainly on account of exemption from Central Excise Duty on biscuits with MRP up to INR 100 per kg, as per Union Budget for 2007-08.

The organized biscuit manufacturing industry‘s annual production were around 1.1 million tons in 2003-04, 1.25 million tons in 2004-05, 1.4 million tons in 2005-06, 1.6 million tons in 2006-07 and 1.7 tons in 2007-08.

Rural -Urban market penetration for biscuits has been 75%/85% for urban market and 55% /65% for rural market .

Branded /Organised to Unbranded/Un organised market share of biscuit has been 60% for Organised sector and 40% for Unorganised sector .

Biscuit consumption pattern in the country are Northern India 25%, Western India 23%, Southern India 24% and Eastern India 28%.

Export share is around 15% of total production .

Major types of biscuit popular in Indian market are Glucose , Marie , Cream, Crackers ,Digestive ,Cookies and Milk .

Major manufacturers are Britannia, Parle, ITC , Priyagold, Anmol, Sunfeast, Biskfarm, Dukes, Cremica, Priya, Veeramani, Bonn, Bhagwati, Raja, Champion, Sobisco, Madhabi, Nezone, Windsor, Cookieman, Ankit, Shangrila, Nalanda, Unibic , Cookie Man ,RajaBiscuit

Major  Multinationals  have  started  entering  into these lucrative market   major  names  are  Kraft , United Biscuits , Pepsi , Unibic , GSKB, Ceylon Biscuits  and  other new domestic  entrant  has been  Shakti  Bhog

Cold Storage Capacities Inadequate in India

In its recent report on food processing industry ASSOCHAM has highlighted Cold Storage chain s In capability to handle volumes from agri food chain . This has resulted in losses and makes India less competitive in World food processing industry. Facilities of Cold storage at export points are highly inadequate hence loosing out opportunities to export . Assocham has asked govt for more fiscal incentives towards upgrading food processing technology. It also recommends the government introduce fiscal and other incentives to encourage companies to invest in the latest food processing technology and to enchance Cold storage capacities .

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Nestle to increase its stake in Wagner Tiefkuhlprodukte

Wagner Tiefkuhlprodukte GmbH is one of the Europes major frozen pizza makers . It is based at city of Nonnweiler-Braunshausen and Nonnweiler-Otzenhausen in the Saarland region of Germany.Nestle bought 49% stake in year 2005 . Nestle has plans to increase it stake to 74%.

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Major Indian Sugar Mills and Refineries

Bakery Industry is one of the major consumer of sugar . Sugar constitutes almost 15 - 20 % of the product value . Bakery raw material procurement deptt has to source sugar from either mills directly or through agents , traders or dealers . Sourcing through Mills helps getting cheaper sugar and bakery manufacturers can avail cenvat( Modvat ) benefits on excise duty .

Here is list of major sugar mills in India
  • The Andhra Sugars Ltd
  • The Jeypore Sugar Co Ltd
  • K.C.P Sugar and Industries Corporation
  • Harinagar Sugar
  • Shree Kedut Sahakari Khand Ugyog
  • Shree Madhi Vibhag Khand Udyog
  • The Sarawasti Sugar Mills
  • Bajaj Hindustan Ltd
  • The Sambhaoli Sugar Mills Ltd
  • Triveni Engg & Industries Ltd
  • Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd
  • FMC Fortuna
  • The Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd
  • Dwarikesh Sugar Industries Ltd
  • Gangeshwar Ltd
  • Mawana Sugar works
  • Shree Renuka Sugar
  • EID Parry

Chocolate chip cookies - Recipe

Chocolate chip cookies are most favorite form of cookies and is loved by all . Prepare it by yourself .


Ingredients:
• 2 Cup flavored shortening
• 1/4 Cup white sugar
• 1/4 Cup brown sugar
• 2 tsp Vanilla extract
• 2 Cups flour
• 2 Eggs
• 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
• 2 Cups milk chocolate chips
• 1 tsp Salt


How to make Chocolatechip Cookie:
• Mix butter, flavored shortening, white sugar and brown sugar in a bowl.
• Cream it till it turns fluffy.
• Add the beaten eggs one by one and stir in vanilla.
• Mix flour, baking sod and salt.
• Stir it into the mixture.
• Fold this mixture in the chocolate chips.
• Place it on greased cookie sheets.
• Bake it at 350degrees in a preheated oven for 10 minutes till it turns brown.
• Keep it for cooling.
• Chocolatechip cookies are ready.


refer - Indobase.com

Chocolate flavour are the favorites for cream biscuits

Chocolate flavour has came out as clear winner as far as favorite flavour for cream biscuits is concerned in recent poll survey conducted by bakerybazarblog . Close Second was Orange flavour with other flavours finding low popularity like vanilla , strawberry , banana ,milk . Chocolate flavours accounted for 55% of votes where as Orange flavour accounted for 45% .

Bakery manufacturer can take clues from the poll survey .

KLAS of Serbia to get help from European Bank for reconstruction and development

EBDR has agreed to give monetary support to Serbias largest bakery house - KLAS AD .amounting 15million euro . This amount would be used to set up modern state of the art bakey plants with ISO 14000 ,22000 and HACCP certified plants .

Klas is Serbia s leading bakery hosue which produces , bread , pastries and speciality products .Operates within Belgrade city .Other bread manufacturer is the Belgrade bread manufacturing company .

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Why Palm oil is favorite shortening in bakery manufacturing


Palm oil has replaced all types of vegetable oils in bakery manufacturing . Palm oil is imported from countries like Malaysia , Indonesia or Philippines . Cost is the biggest factor as palm oil cost is cheaper than HVO ( Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil ) .Palm oil is also good for health as conc. of saturated fat is low in respect to others .
Palm oil is obtained from fleshy layer of palm fruit without solvents or chemical . By treatment with steam followed by pressing . The pressed oil is called crude palm oil . This palm oil is further refined using steam , vacuum and clay to remove color and odour .


Palm oil following charateristics makes it favorite shortening.



  • It has got natural anti oxidant s called tocotrienols which helps in protecting body against ill effects of oxidation.

  • It desnot have transfat ie zero trans fat . Its composed of palmilic acid and oleic acid .

  • Palm oil is naturally semi solid at room temperature ( melting point is 39 deg c ) which makes it an excellent shortening for food application . Palmilic acid imparts creamy texture to the shortening which is important for baked products.

  • Many combinations can be made out of fractions of palm oil . These fraction are obtained during the process of fractionation. Fractionation is a process to melt the palm oil and the cool it get crystal of fat along with the liquid , these crystal can then be blended to form different types of shortening .

  • Palm oil naturally resists oxidation and hence provide longer shelf life to the baked products . Shelf life and frying stability characteristics of palm oil are comparable to partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.


Both forms of palm oil RBD ( Refined , bleached and Deodorised )-Palmolein and RPKO ( Refined Palm kernel oil ) are used in baked goods

Gardenia -QAF brand - A Profile

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Gardenia is one of the most popular bakery brands in Asean countries . Gardenia brand is owned by Singapore based QAF ltd . Established in 1950 by the name Ben and Company ltd and were in the business of food distributorship . In 1984 name changed to QAF ltd and is listed to Singapore bourse. QAF main businesses are Food Production , Milk and dairy production, Pork processing and distribution ,Logistics and warehousing , Food trading and distribution .There operations are in countries like Malaysia , Philippines , Australia ,Singapore and China .
Few major brands of QAF ltd are Gardenia , Bonjour , Cowhead , Farmland , High Country ,Haton , Family chef ,Opti Milk , Orchard Fresh , Nutrimax , Bakers Maison

We would focus only on its bakery business which is done under brand name Gardenia and Bonjour . Bakery products are packaged loaf bread, pastries and bakery products which are manufactured and distributed in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Australia. Its has been awarded Super brand status in Singapore , Malaysia and Philippines
Bakery products under Gardenia are sandwich breads, health breads, flavoured loaves, pandesal, buns and snack cakes

HQ - 150 South Bridge Road,No 09-04 Fook Hai Building,Singapore, 058727
Singapore,Phone: 65 6538 2866,Fax: 65 6538 6866http://www.qaf.com.sg/

Sales Turn over( 2008) -USD 582.0 Mn
Chairman- Mr Didi Dawis
Group MD -Mr Tan Kong King

Malaysia s High5 launches Sure Value 500 Bread

Malaysia's popular bakery manufacturer Stanson bakeries brand High 5 has launched nutritious Sure Value 500 bread on its 10 th anniversary .The 500g loaf retails at RM2.25 for 22 slices, three more slices of bread compared to the regular loaf.Its owned by Silver Bird group of Malaysia Berhad. It goes by the name Stanson Bakeries . Other main competitor to the Stanson bakeries is Singapore based Gardenia Bakeries , both ttogether have market share about 76% of the Malaysia's bread market .

Bakery retail chain have also been popular in Malaysia prominent are Bread Talk and Bread story .


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Horizontal flow wrap ( HFW ) packing machine - Basics

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Horizontal flow wrap packing machine are most popular packing machine in bakery Industry . It is used in packing of biscuits , cookies , cakes , breads etc .

Popularity of these Horizontal flow wrap packing machine are for the following reason



  • It can handle wide varieties of Dimensions from big packets to small

  • Excellent ratio of cost per pack

  • It offers hermetic packages even at high speed s

  • Speed could be as high as 1000packets per minutes

  • HFW Packing machine doesn't require much of the space

  • HFW are relatively simple machines as compare to the other machine s

  • Various combination are available like tray flow wrap .

Horizontal Flow wrap Packing machine s Important parts


  • Cross pushers

  • Infeed Lugs and chain

  • Forming box

  • Sealing Rollers

  • Upper and Lower Jaws

  • Heater ( Cylindrical and round )

  • Cutter or Knife and anvil

  • Lateral chain and lateral lugs

Accessories attached to this packing machine are Print mark scanner or Photocell and Printer machine .Now days all HFW machines are driven by servomotor through PLC . Multi line Packing machines are available for higher speed packing .

Change over of these machines takes from 30 min - 1hrs as per the product .

Biscuit consumption in UAE - some facts

Biscuit ,Cookies and wafer consumption in UAE is around 6kg/per person and its contributes to 20% of total volume of biscuits sale in GCC . Major Brands of biscuit are Oreo , Mcvities , Tim Tam , Ulker , Americana ,Tiffany , Nabil , Britannia , Parle ,Bisca ,Nutro etc .


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Bakery manufacturers -Arnotts biscuits Ltd - Profile

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Arnott s biscuits are among one of the top biscuit , cookies manufacturers of the world .Arnotts are most popular brand of cookies and biscuit in Australia .Established in year 1865 at Hunter Street, Newcastle, north of Sydney, New South Wales. Arnotts has become synonym of Australian best food companies .Its products are sold in more than 40 countries including Japan , China , USA , UK , New Zealand . Employs around 6500 employee in Australia and employs several thousand people across the Asia Pacific region, in countries such as New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan. Its owned by Campbell Soup Company of USA .
Popular products of Arnotts brand are cookies , biscuits and crackers in snacks category
Popular brands from Arnotts
in chocolate variety - Tim Tam ,Mint Slice ,Royals , Monte , Wagon Wheels
Sweet biscuits -Monte carlo , Kingston,Farmbake , Premier,Tiny Teddy , Snack Right , Venetian,Yo-Yo
Savoury varriety- Shapes , Vita -weat , Salada , Jatz

Sales turnover- USD 1,152,867,000/-

President Arnott s Asia Pacific - Mark Alexander

HQ -Arnott's Biscuits Limited,Arnott's Biscuits Limited ,24 George StreetNORTH STRATHFIELD, NSW2137 AUSTRALIA website : http://www.arnotts.com/

Various Packing formats for biscuit packaging

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Biscuit manufacturers have many formats to pack biscuit for the consumer . Biscuit packs are launched into market taking into the view various factor like pack for which group , family view , promotion or festivals,on the move pack s etc

Following are few popular packing formats for biscuit s



  • Jumbo Pack or Family packs-As the name suggest these packs have more grammage eg more than 250 gms to 850 gms. Best suited for house wife who prefers to buy in bulk

  • Tikki or mini pack-These are reverse of Family pack . It consists of 3-4 biscuit in a pack .These have been popular with retailers as they can pass on this with other items in lieu of change

  • Slug or single pack -Normal pack and popular with 100 gms and 150 gm s of biscuit for a single day stock for an individual.popular with School or College going kids .

  • Assorted pack-These mostly offered during festival or with some sales promotion it consists of different varieties biscuit in one pack from a single manufacturer.

  • Multipack-Many packs in large pack similar to Family pack

  • Display box pack-Biscuits are arranged in open box and the over wrapped were packs are visible to consumers

  • Shrink pack -Biscuit packs are placed in normal box and then over wrapped for extra protection


  • Vertical pouch packs -Its a New trend among the biscuit manufacturers as this ideas has been taken from snacks and is used by group of people going for long travel , picnics , outings etc


  • Pile pack-Generally biscuits are packed as pile pack where the biscuits are flat and face towards the base of the packets

  • On the edge pack-Biscuits are packed on the edge ie biscuits are vertical to the base of pack

  • Multi layer pack-Two or three layers of biscuit in same pack generally found in cream biscuits

  • Tray pack-Biscuit are placed in trays and then packed with wrappers .


Biscuit packing materials

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Biscuit packing involves various different packing material .Packaging main objective s are to give product a longer shelf life , mechanical cushion against damage , labelling as per food laws , nutritional and calories , allergen notification , advertisement and promotion .

Packing material are checked for GSM ( grams per sq mtr) , thickness ( micron) and bursting strength apart from physical features like printing , symbols , labels etc .

Following features are required for biscuit packing material


  • Water vapour permeability

  • Oxygen permeability

  • Aroma impermeability of product

  • Resistance to seepage of fat and oil

  • Protection towards uv lights

  • Heat sealability

  • Printablity

  • Mechanical cushion against shock and vibrations

  • Labels for consumer information

  • Convenient opening options like tear tape , incision cuts etc

Materials for biscuit packing are


  • BOPP Film ( Bi axial oriented polypropylene )
    Bopp monofilm
    Bopp clear film and Bopp printed
    Bopp combination like Bopp pearlised or BOPP/PER
    Bopp metallized or BOPP/MET

  • LDPE preformed pouches

  • Polypropylene preformed pouches

  • LDPE Laminates for pillow packs

  • Metallized Polyester for pillow pack

  • Thermoformed Pvc Trays

  • Thermoformed polysterene

  • CBBS

  • Tins

  • Stickers

  • Tear Tapes

  • Display boxes

  • Plain Boxes

  • Shrink wrap Film

  • Over wrap Film

  • Poly bags
    Wrappers or laminates have to be stored in dry and cool place as high temperatures and humidity can damage the wrapper. Major problems due to humidity and temperatures are curling and cracking .








Inferior quality Russian wheat creates problems for Egypt

Poor quality of Russian origin wheat are now being investigated by Egyptian state agencies as how these consignment made to the Egyptian market as its has been observed that it contains insects and weed seeds which are not fit for human consumption .Few arrest has been made in this wheat scandal as it seems that documents were forged to get consignment cleared from port authorities .

Egyptian State agencies along with other traders source wheat for their subsidized bread program. Russian wheat are among the cheapest in the world . Egypt is one of the largest importer of wheat in the world .With 83 million people, Egypt is the most populous Arab nation and the second-most populous African state. Its Import around 6 million tons of wheat from world market of which half is of Russian origin .

Now that complaints are being looked into quality of Russian wheat , Govt is now sourcing its requirement from France and other countries which would add cost to the exchequer.

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Wait and watch policy on price increase - Biscuit manufacturers

Biscuit manufacturers of India have adopted a wait and watch policy on spiraling prices of major ingredients like sugar , milk , edible oil etc . Things have been aggravated by poor monsoon this year where majority of states are facing drought like situation . All this has prompted biscuit manufacturers for adopting cost reduction strategies avoiding the last resort of price increase of the product . All of them were of the view to reduce grammage of biscuit then to increase the price .
This has been the strategy for most of the biscuit manufacturer for recent months hence giving less and charging same price from the consumer .

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Wooden Pallets Vs Plastic Pallets

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Wooden pallets are being gradually replaced by plastic pallets at most of the bakeries . These pallets are used to stack sugar , wheat flour , ammonia , skimmed milk powders and other raw materials bags . These pallets are also used to palletize finished products carton boxes . These pallets are then lifted by either forklifts or mechanical hand pallets trucks for movement . These pallets are cleaned regularly for hygienic conditions .Could be of various design and must match material handling equipment fork dimensions .

Both Plastic and Wooden pallets have advantages as well as disadvantages .

Wooden Pallets are being phased out as because plastic pallets are more durable , can be cleaned are more hygienic .Wooden Pallets have more chances to be prone to insects infestation and can add on to foreign body complaints in products.

Plastic pallets also have serrations which are breeding ground for insects .Plastic pallets have dangerous chemical coating to make it fire proof ,this chemical can easily get into product.





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Major Metal detector manufacturers for bakeries

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Metal Detectors are most critical equipment of all food safety equipment in bakeries as well as any other food industry . These are ccps for most of bakeries for HACCP . All food safety standards has SOP s for metal detector . Basic function of metal detector is to detect metal and other foreign particles in finished as well as wet product like dough . Its rejects the contaminated material through automated rejection systems or stops the production line .

Various brands of metal detector are found in bakeries .Few popular metal detector manufacturers are mentioned below

  • Locks Inspection systems Inc - Metal check , Met Series
  • Mettler Taledo - Safeline
  • Heat & Control Inc - Ishida , FastBack
  • Eriez -Ez tec
  • Advance Detection sytem - Proscan
  • Anritsu Industrial solution USA Inc - KD series
  • Fortress Technology Inc - Vector , Contact
  • Loma Inspection systems -Loma
  • S+S Inspection Inc - Genius
  • Thermo Scientific process equipment division - Goring Kerr , Thermo electron,Ramsey
  • Gorring Ker  Metal Detectors

    In India
    Technofour metal detectors are the most used metal detectors in bakery plants .

Kraft Inc sets an example by reducing water consumption in plants by 21%

Food factories consume huge amount of water in their manufacturing process , cleaning and utilities . Kraft Inc world second largest food producing company has achieved reduction in its water consumption by 21% ( nearly 12 billion litres )in three years , a feat worth emulating . Kraft Inc has made this possible with objective driven projects on water conservation . Major plants are Kraft Australia , Bahrain ,Germany and USA .
These has been possible with following steps
  • Recycling and reuse of waste water from effluent treatment plants
  • Change in Cleaning and washing methods
  • Repair and maintenance of leaky pipelines
  • Installation of low water consuming fittments .

Even supplying treated water to road construction companies for their road compaction and dust suppression work.

Great Job ! water is fast becoming scarce we expect all companies to intiate water conservation project and save water.

Surya Food launches Italiano range of cookies

Surya food who are the owner of Priya gold brand of biscuits have launched new range of cookies by the the name of"" Italiano "". This would be their first product in the premium cookies market by them . Most of the cookies in India are imported except for the Britannia s "'Pure magic"" cookies and ""Cookiemans"" cookies . Priya gold has other popular brands like Butter bite , Chizbits ,Kids Cream ,CNC,Classic creams .

Italiano cookies would be offered to consumers in ATC packs of 140 gms priced Rs 50/- and Rs 25/- and later in smaller packs for consumers . Initially it would be offered in four flavours ie Butter , Chocolate ,Coconut and Ajwain

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Sustainable Packaging Coalition ( SPC ) - A step in green packaging

Food Packaging including bakery product packaging contribute significantly towards plastic packaging waste . Plastic Packaging are big environment hazard.Public opinion and government pressure has resulted that companies have started looking for Eco friendly packaging solution .

Few companies have joined hands and formed a Sustainable Packaging coalition . As per them
"The Sustainable Packaging Coalition envisions a world where all packaging is sourced responsibly, designed to be effective and safe throughout its life cycle, meet market criteria for performance and cost, is made entirely using renewable energy and, once used, is recycled efficiently to provide a valuable resource for subsequent generations. In summary: a true cradle-to-cradle system for all packaging,”

It would ensure that what ever packaging material would be accepted it would be Eco friendly as well would be economically viable for business.

Some of the major food companies who have joined SPC are
Kellogg s
Kraft
Unilever
Coca -Cola
Pepsico
Sara Lee
Nestle

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White bread more common in household- Poll survey

White bread has emerged more popular then other varieties of bread in recent poll survey conducted by bakerybazarblog . Other varieties were brown bread , flavoured bread .
White bread polled 70% of total votes where as brown and flavoured bread werevoted 15% each

Price Increase seems inevitable for major biscuit companies in India

With recent sharp increase in sugar price and poor monsoon biscuit manufacturers are mulling to increase price or cut cost as sugar is major raw material and constitutes around 15- 20% of the product . The Big Three Britannia , Parle and ITC are putting up plans to counter pressure to increase price of their products


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Dubai to educate people on Food Safety

Dubai municipality has come up with a plan to educate people specifically women at supermarkets , malls and hypermarkets on Importance of Food safety . There has been increase of Food Poising related cases in Dubai .65 Food outlets/restraunt has been closed over poor hygiene.These participating supermarkets are Lulu, Carrefour,Hyper Panda , Spinneys, Union Cooperative, Emirates Cooperative .

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Britannia with new bourbon tv ad campaign

Britannia has come up with new tv ad for its bourbon brand of biscuit . Taking youth as its platform , the ad depicts today's intelligent and smart genx .


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Swine Flue death toll on rise in India

Swine flu or H1N1 virus is spreading across all major cities India . Aready it has resulted into 8 deaths in India .

As a responsible citizen we all have to inform people about precautions against this deadly virus'. Do spread awarenes about the disease and donot panic .

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Legal tussle over Parle brand still continues

Chauhan brothers are in legal tussle yet again over use of parle brand for their products . The two parties in this tussel are Parle agro and Parle products .Parle agro are owned by Mr Prakash chauhan where as Parle products is owned by Mr Vijay and Mr Sharad Chauhan . Parle Agro has product like Bisleri ,Frooti , Appi , LMN and Bailley . Where as Parle products have brands like Mango bite , Meldoy , Poppins and popular biscuit like Parle - G, Krack Jack , Monaco . Hide n Seek. Issue this has been the objection by Parle product that by using brand name Parle for Hippo brand of snacks by Parle agro is violation of understanding it had with them on usage of Parle brand


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Type of flour used in Bakeries

Bakeries procure different types of flour from millers for their different products , These flours can be categorised on the basis of nature , process and by gluten . Flour is obtained by grinding grain, most commonly of wheat but also from rye, buckwheat, barley, potato, corn etc.
The wheat kernel 'consists of three parts: bran covering the germ , kernel and endosperm.
During milling, the three parts are separated and recombined accordingly to achieve different types of flour.

Following are different type of flours
  • All Purpose flour
  • White wheat flour
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Bleached flour
  • Unbleached flour
  • Hard Flour or Strong Flour
  • Soft Flour or Weak Flour
  • Cake Flour .

Flour type depends upon the geography ,weather and gluten content

Important Flour Characteristics used in bakery industry

Food technologist or any baker needs to know the flour characteristics for selection of flour for the products . These characteristics can be supplied by the vendors or can be checked in house in laboratory with help of different equipments like extensograph or alveograph.

Here are some important characteristics of flour used in bakeries
  • Gluten ( P/L ratio)

Higher P/L values indicate flours that are more difficult to work and that result in a bread less developed with a compact crumb. Lower P/L values indicate flours that will be weak, too extensible, and difficult to work because they are often sticky. The bread which results will be flattened because the dough has not succeeded in holding back the developing gases.

  • Falling number

It shows the activity of alpha - amylase enzyme .Higher number shows low activity ie less break down of starch and lower number shows high activity ie more break down of starch.

  • Moisture percentage

Amount of water content in flour .

  • Ash content

Ash content refers to the mineral content of a flour, and is determined by burning a given quantity of flour under prescribed conditions and measuring the residue. The mineral content varies and depends on many factors, such as the variety of wheat, the terrain, the fertilization, and the climate. The greater portion of minerals found in a kernel of wheat is contained in the germ, and husk, or bran, and the least amount in the endosperm. As a consequence, if a flour contains a greater number of bran particles, it has a more elevated ash content. The determination of the ash content serves to estimate the degree of the endosperm separation from the bran during milling

  • Water absorption power ( W.A.P)

Every flour has certain water absorption power so as to make good dough .Generally 60% of flour quantity amounts to the quantity of water

  • Adsorption in flour .

Kraft , Krispy Kreme and sugar policy alliance demand higher quota for sugar imports

Sugar inventories are record low for these food companies hence they have demanded higher sugar quota from US administration .Failure of which may force these companies to go for price increase or go for manpower reduction .Sugar prices has spiralled due to production shortage's in few major producers like India .

Sugar is the only commodities which has Import restriction in USA .

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Major sugar producing countries of world

Sugar what we use in bakery is produced from sugar cane and most of the countries producing sugar are in southern hemisphere of the globe countries like Brazil, India ,China , Australia and Thailand are major producers of sugar
World major sugar producing countries are following
  • Brazil ( almost 20 % of world sugar production )
  • European Union
  • India
  • China
  • US
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • Thailand
  • Russia

World Major sugar exporting countries

  • Brazil ( almost 39% of exported sugar of the world)
  • European Union
  • Australia
  • Thailand
  • South Africa
  • Guatemala
  • India

Countries like Brazil , Mexico , Australia and India are major consumer of sugar .Bakery Companies have to track the sugar prices which are in turn affected by events and development in these exporting , producing and importing countries

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK ) selects franchise partner to enter Indian market

California Pizza Kitchen Inc .has entered into franchisee agreement for opening up CPK outlets in different metros of India in coming year with Daud Arabian Trading and JSM Corporation Pvt Ltd .

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Sunfeast s Marie Light Outdoor AD


Sunfeast an ITC food biscuit brand has recently launched variants to its Marie Light . Here is a innovative Outdoor Advertisement idea to highlight product lightness.

Food Cutting with Ultra sonic waves - A press release


Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc.1261 Hardt Circle, Bartlett IL 60103
Chris Van De Walker, Marketing
Tel.: 630-626-1642
Tel. (630) 626-1626
Fax (630) 626-1627
E-mail:
info@herrmannultrasonics.com
Internet:
http://www.herrmannultrasonics.com/

Food Cutting with Ultrasonics

The cutting of food products is a requirement throughout a wide variety of food related markets. The use of ultrasonics for the cutting of these products has shown to reduce product waste and increase throughput while providing first grade cuts.

Herrmann Ultrasonics offers ultrasonic food cutting systems that utilize a vibrating blade of varying sizes and configurations to cut a wide variety of food products. These ultrasonic systems can be configured in almost any type of array, whether the requirements are longitudinal cuts, cross cuts, slicing or any combination of the above.

Ultrasonics are currently being used in the confectionary, bakery and candy industries because of the clear advantages that ultrasonics offers compared to traditional mechanical systems. Ultrasonics can be used to cut through products that are soft, sticky, hard or fragile. First grade cuts can be the standard for each these products without the need for regular blade replacements and cleaning. The use of ultrasonics offers a solution that can cut through hard products such as nuts along with soft products such as fruits and chocolates with the same system. Another clear benefit of Herrrmann Ultrasonics cutting systems are that these products can be cut regardless if they are warm from baking or cold from refrigeration without product sticking to the blade while having the ability to make very thin cuts of the same high quality.

Other industries that are realizing the benefits of ultrasonics are cheese and meat products. Cheese products that are high or low moisture regardless of temperature can benefit from ultrasonics by providing clean and smooth cuts while reducing waste. The vibrating energy of the ultrasonic blade allows for the precise cutting of soft or hard products, especially in thin slices. This allows for less waste at the perimeter of the product. Meat and sausage products can be cut, sliced and prepared regardless of temperature or density. Ultrasonics provides high quality cuts with less waste and less maintenance. Ultrasonic cutting blades do not have the wear and replacement issues common with traditional mechanical systems, resulting in higher throughput with less down time.

The consumer expectations of food products are becoming more and more stringent. Customers expect a high quality product that is also visually pleasing. Herrmann Ultrasonics food cutting systems provide a versatile and flexible method of food cutting that provides for smooth first grade cuts of a wide variety of products that are visually superior to traditional mechanical systems. This can be achieved in manufacturing while reducing waste, improving throughout and reducing energy consumption.

Frito lays to launch Aliva into more cities in India

Frito lays Aliva brands of baked crackers will would be launched into more cities .After two months of launch for top 10 cities as Phase one of marketing Pepsico snacking arm Frito lay is planning Major Advertisement campaign and would consider launching it in more flavours with new packs of different price .
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SQF - Safety Quality Food programs for bakeries

Bakeries manufacturers or facility owners and Other related food factories are implementing Safety quality Program certification in their production units . The Program was launched in 1994 in Australia and since 2004 has been administered by the SQF Institute (SQFI), a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). SQF certifications have been issued to thousands of companies operating in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North and South America.The SQF Institute was established by FMI in 2004 to administer the SQF Program and is located in Arlington, Virginia.It has 1500 member companies .

What is SQF ? Benefits
The SQF (Safe Quality Food) Program is a leading, global food safety and quality certification program and management system, designed to meet the needs of buyers and suppliers worldwide. The Program provides independent certification that a supplier's food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations. This enables suppliers to assure their customers that food has been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards, at all levels of the supply chain. The SQF Program is the onlyGlobal Food Safety Initiative ( GFSI )recognized standard that can offer a seamless farm to fork food safety and quality certification solution by providing supply chain management for both primary production (SQF 1000) and food manufacturing and distribution (SQF 2000).


How SQF is unique from other Food safety programs

  • Limited Certification and Accrediting bodies which are trained and supervised directly by SQFI ,hence better results and control. Currently on 13 licenses has been issued world wide .

  • SQF auitors goes through a complete training under SQFI hence maintaining audit consistency .

Canadian Food alert for Korean Biscuit

Canadian food Inspection agency has alarmed public for undeclared milk product in korean bite brand of biscuit .

It may cause a illness to public hence issued warning s to this effect . Importer is voluntarily withdrawing products from the market .

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FMCG companies spending more on ADS and marketing

A recent survey has shown that all major FMCG companies have increased their ads and promotion spending . This has been necessitated by the slowdown of economy and to make consumer aware of new products which are of smaller pack or giving more grammage at the same price . Companies Like Britannia , GSK , Dabur , Hindustan lever , Marico and Godrej all have reported to increase their ad spend .

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FSA UK plans to cut saturated fat levels in bakery product

FSA ( Food Safety Agency ) UK has proposed to cut saturated fat level from bakery products by 10% in year 2010 . These proposal has been forwarded to food ministry by FSA under UK governments Saturated Fat and Energy Intake program.This program aims to encourage healthy eating, make smaller portions available, and encourage reformulation.

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Cinnabon a Major Bakery brand to be launched in India

Cinnabon a Major bakery brand in world would be launched soon in India through a franchise route .Wadhawan Hospitality group would launch this brand in India with initial investment of Rs 150 crores .Wadhawan Hospitality groups have their own food retail chain such as Spinach , Smart and Sabka Bazar . Cinnabon is owned by Focus Brands of USA . Initial plan is to set up 150 Cinnabon India Bakeries pan India .


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Sugar prices at record high

Bakery manufacturers to plan their sugar procurement as the local and internatonal prices are on the upswing .

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Indian Major Sugar producing states

Sugar is important raw material for bakery industry . Indian Sugar prices are impacted on the sugar crop production by these Major Sugar producing states .

  • Uttar pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Tamilnadu
  • Karnatka
  • Andhrapradesh
  • Gujarat
  • Punjab
  • Uttarakhand
  • Haryana
  • Bihar

Britannia s Marie Gold - Product review

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Britannia's Marie gold is one of the power brands of Britannia's products. Marie gold has low sugar content hence popular with elderly people . Marie gold is also favorite tea time biscuit ,Its now available in Zero trans fat category .
Here some features
Name of the product --- Marie Gold
Taste - Good with some flavour of milk
Color - yellowish brown
Bite- hard bite
Packaging- Good , available in 337gms family pack , 171gms slug pack
Ingredients-Wheat flour ,Sugar,Edible vegetable oil ,Invert syrup , Milk solid , Salt , Emulsifiers and dough conditioners.Added flavours ( Butter , Vanilla ,milk)
Calories-434 kcal per 100gm servings
Price - Rs 25.00 for 337 gm s
Competitors --- Parle s Marie , ITC Marie , Priya Golds Marie lite


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Pest Control for bakery Industry

As bakery industry is moving towards food safety standards and regulations with tools like HACCP ,GMP , ISO22000,BRC,SQF etc ,pest control becomes important in the view of sanitation and hygiene.
Food items at place of storage , process and dispatch attracts pest which are nuisance as well problem towards hygienic conditions in a bakery . Various types of pest could be seen in a bakery where no pest management is in place eg insects , beevels , rodents , flies , birds etc .Pest control itself is a specialised field where one has to contact professional pest control contractors or else ask some consultant to do a Pest audits in the plant and to do follow up action on his recommendation .
Workers & Factory Personnel's have to be trained in hygiene and pest control tools and methods .
Pest control management includes following
  • Waste management in place and working .Ensure that wastes , spillages ,floor sweepings are lifted in regular intervals through out the day .
  • Building repair and maintenance are done regularly where building cracks and grooves are filled in and repaired so that insects or rodent do not grow in these cracks .
  • Insecticutors are in place and source of flies are identified and corrective action taken .
  • Drainage system is designed properly and is working .
  • To remove moisture and humidity from production areas .
  • Storage areas to be provided with at least 20-20" space or gap all around so as to allow personnel to clean the storage area.
  • Tanks an silos to be cleaned regularly after fumigation on regular intervals.
  • Dry sludge for ETPs to be lifted regularly .
  • Protective clothing to be provided to visitors .
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration units to checked for condensation and leaky pipelines can be source of pests.
Following chemicals and items can help in pest control
Commercial Hcl , Dettol,Bleaching Powder,Detergent Powder,Soap Solutions,Napthelene toilet balls,toilet bowl cleaner,Potassium Permagnate,Pynolic Evans,Snip Fly bait,Quick Bait,Fly attractant,Fly terminators,Glue Sticks.

Pest Bird Control Methods
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