OHAUS Corporation, a leading worldwide manufacturer of laboratory, industrial, food and retail scales, announces the donation of 10 Valor 7000 scales and large weighing scoops for America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest, to be held at the International Baking and Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas October 6-8, 2013.  The scales will be used by the contestants to measure and weigh their ingredients during the contest as well as by the judges as they determine the winners of the competition.

During America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest, which is sponsored by the California Raisin Marketing Board and American Institute of Baking, 12 finalists in three categories will face off with the mission of baking the most exquisite raisin bread.  One winner from the artisan, commercial, and breakfast categories will be chosen, in addition to one student winner.

“We are extremely happy to make this donation to the contest,” said Jean-Yves Chever, general manager, vice president, sales & marketing, OHAUS US.  “Valor 7000 has a multitude of features that were designed specifically to meet the needs of bakers.  We are confident that the Valor 7000 will provide the contestants with the accurate and precise results that are so important in baking.”

Valor 7000 is one of the newest additions to the OHAUS portfolio of food scales.  Valor 7000 was designed to provide accurate and fast weighing operation for all food weighing and portioning needs, from 1g down to 0.05g precision.  The scale’s application modes include weighing, percentage weighing, check weighing/percent/counting, and accumulation.  Of note, the percentage weighing mode can be used to weigh ingredients using the Baker’s Percentage method.  Valor 7000 is NSF Certified, USDA-AMS Accepted and supports HACCP Systems.

Valor 7000 has a food-safe design and can be operated with front and rear touchless sensors that help minimize food contamination and promote cleanliness, a stainless steel platform and sturdy ABS housing that can be easily cleaned, and non-slip grip that prevents the scale from sliding during use.

“We welcome OHAUS’ donation of the Valor 7000 scales,” said Larry Blagg, senior vice president of marketing at CRMB. “Determining the weight of ingredients is just as vital as measuring their volume in order to ensure the quality and precision of a recipe.  With OHAUS’ fantastic reputation for building high-quality scales with features that are extremely useful to bakers, we know that these scales will provide the contestants with the accurate measurement results they need to create their raisin bread recipes.”   

OHAUS will be located in Booth #3060 during IBIE, showcasing the Valor 7000 along with the rest of its food scales.  The OHAUS booth will also include balances for food technology and QA/QC applications, moisture analyzers as well as higher-capacity scales for bulk weighing of ingredients.  Additional compact food portioning, baking, and checkweighing scales, many of which have food safety approvals and certifications, will also be on display. 

After the completion of America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest, the Valor 7000 scales and scoops will be given to the American Institute of Baking, where they will be used to support the organization’s mission of protecting the safety of the food supply chain and delivering high value technical and educational programs.

To learn more about the OHAUS Valor 7000, visit www.ohaus.com.   For more information on IBIE and the California Raisin Marketing Board, visit ibie2013.org and www.calraisins.org.