Food Business News - May 15, 2018 - 64
Parker Products launches baked
Parker Products, Fort Worth, Texas, is
introducing a line of baked inclusions
for the dairy, bakery, confectionery,
beverage and quick-service restaurant
(Q.S.R.) segments. The product line will
feature items such as brownies, cookies
A new 90,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Fort Worth has three
times the capacity of the company's
previous location and makes possible
the launch of the baked inclusions line.
Possible applications range from fruitfilled cupcakes garnished with sugar
cookie pieces to cinnamon spiced lattes
with whipped topping, caramel drizzle
and snickerdoodle crumble. All of the
inclusions meet Kosher Select guidelines.
"We have a long history of collaborating with customers to create
specialty ingredients that enhance
and differentiate their products,"
said Greg Hodder, president of Parker
Products. "The baked inclusions will
add appealing textures and exciting
f lavors to our customers' foods and
beverages, and we look forward to
working with them to create innovative applications."
AAK to feature sweet baked
foods with multifunctional fats
commits to renewable
Chocolate brownies, scones,
confectionery fillings, non-dairy
frozen dessert and non-dairy chocolate sauce all will feature multifunctional fats from AAK, Edison,
N.J., during IFT18, the Institute of
Food Technologists annual meeting and expo, July 16-18 in Chicago.
The fats are non-hydrogenated,
have 0 grams of trans fat and are
low in saturated fat.
AAK offers a range of raw materials, including coconut, palm, palm
kernel, soybean, cottonseed, canola,
shea, high erucic acid rapeseed,
corn, Non-GMO Project verified soy,
high-oleic sunflower and high-oleic
MGP Ingredients, Atchison, Kas.,
has committed to sourcing 100% of
its electricity needs from renewable
wind power. The company has entered
a three-year agreement that took effect
on April 1 with Westar Wind, a Green-e
certified program offered by Westar
Energy. Total electric usage at MGP Ingredients' facilities in Atchison, Kas.,
and Lawrenceburg, Ind., will be offset
by green energy provided by Westar's
wind resources in Kansas.
MGP Ingredients will purchase
renewable energy credits from Westar.
Wind energy equal in value to the
credits will be sourced from wind farms
in Kansas and added to the overall energy grid system. The agreement may be
renewed at the end of three years.
Food Business News
May 15, 2018