Processing & Packaging

Baker's math is a critical part to create that perfect loaf. Pic: GettyImages/lucentius

Understanding the baker’s math behind the perfect loaf

By Gill Hyslop

Baker’s percentages – also known as baker’s math or formula percentages – is a universally accepted mathematical method that enables a baker to understand the type of bread it represents, to adjust the yield, or to mix up ingredients without affecting...

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Controlling the art of mass producing the perfect climate smart loaf

By Gill Hyslop

Bread is an age-old staple that conjures up uncomplicated natural wholesomeness, however, the difference between theory and practice is miles apart. Certainly, mass producing bread demands specialised equipment that will pinpointedly control the process...

The practice of buying goods like cereals and grains from a sustainable plastic-free grocery store is on the rise. Pic: GettyImages/monkeybusinessimages

We need to rethink our war on plastic strategy

By Gill Hyslop

The plastic pollution debate; the plastic pandemic; or war on plastic – call it what you like but it’s impossible to ignore the global backlash against the use of plastic. But, what is the best route to rid our reliance on this material, which has literally...

Mecatherm’s equipment can produce a wide range of products while exactly meeting the quality criteria required. Pic: Mecatherm

Clean label

Why go clean label in the baking industry?

By Gill Hyslop

According to equipment specialist Mecatherm, the answer is twofold as it not only satisfies consumer demand, but also an industrial sustainability challenge that presents new marketing opportunities.

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