Extending the shelf life of baked goods reduces food waste and controls costs. Chemical preservatives, such as calcium propionate, and emulsifiers, such as DATEM and SSL, have been very cost-effective at achieving these goals. However, consumers are rejecting them as they seek out foods with natural claims.
Global ingredient supplier Corbion showcases state-of-the-art solutions for extending product shelf life, increasing operational efficiency, reducing waste and protecting against price and supply variability at the International Baking Industry Exposition, which took place 17-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
As summer kicks into high gear, retailers will look to tropicals and melons as a way to help their produce departments stand out. And technology and merchandising innovations from suppliers and industry organizations will make those efforts easier than ever.