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August 11, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Taste Tomorrow: consumer insights on bakery
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U.S. GMO labeling bill signed into law

President Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients. The legislation will require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or a code readable by smartphone that will let consumers know whether the food contains GMOs. The federal law pre-empts a Vermont state law that went into effect July 1. >> Read full article

U.S. study examines workforce gap in commercial bakery

The American Bakers Association and the American Society of Baking have released a report outlining the current and expected skills gap in the industry and what can be done to fill it. The study found the greatest current workforce gap among U.S. commercial bakeries is filling hourly maintenance and engineering positions. >> Read full article

IBIE 2016 will be biggest ever

The 2016 International Baking Industry Exposition returns to Las Vegas, October 8-11, where an anticipated 20,000-plus bakery professionals will gather to network and check out the latest innovations in baking supplies, ingredients and equipment from more than 900 manufacturers and suppliers covering more than 700,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. >> Read full article

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The new American Pan® SMART Pan Tracking® system provides bakeries with valuable, precise data to monitor pan usage, coating life and line efficiency. The system uses a combination 2D lasered tags on pans and sensors installed on the bakery’s production line. Pans are scanned and data is fed to a secure website where reports are generated on the pan use, coating life expectancy, yield and line efficiency. The website includes an intuitive graphic dashboard that provides a snapshot of critical data along with the ability to view more detailed data. See a live demonstration at IBIE, Booth 5130. >> Learn More

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Taste Tomorrow

Taste Tomorrow: consumer insights on bakery

This past May in Toronto the Belgian-based bakery industry supplier Puratos shared the results of its latest Taste Tomorrow global research study. Conducted every three years, the most recent Taste Tomorrow survey gathered information from nearly 11,000 consumers in 25 countries, and focused on the public’s perceptions and behaviours related to baked goods and chocolate. The four primary observations taken from the results were: consumers expect to see more diversity in foods in the future; people are concerned about the quality and healthiness of foods in the years to come; consumers are challenged when it comes to understanding what is healthy; and there is a level of concern with respect to sustainability when it comes to food production and consumption. The presenters broke down the results further. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

BAC Ontario Chapter Fall Golf Tournament

September 13, 2016
Location: Station Creek Golf Club, Gormley, Ont. >> More Info

BAC Atlantic Chapter Golf Tournament

September 14, 2016
Location: Mountain Woods Golf Club, Moncton, New Brunswick >> More Info

International Baking Industry Exposition

October 8-11, 2016
Location: Las Vegas >> More Info

Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit

October 18, 2016
Location: Toronto >> More Info