The IBIE Best in Baking Program has been revamped and expanded to recognize exhibitors and suppliers that, in their support of the baking industry, have made particularly notable achievements that foster better plant efficiency, improved bakery formulas, streamlined operations and otherwise drive continued growth of the baking industry.
2019 Industry Honors Include:
This category recognizes suppliers that foster energy conservation, reduced water usage, a decrease in landfill waste, healthy living and/ or a reduction of the overall impact on the environment in the following ways:
Cargill | Booth# 451 —Top honors
Bay State Milling | Booth# 7723
Ciranda | Booth# 1073
Corbion | Booth # 6049
DuPont Nutrition & Health | Booth# 5015
Holton Food Products | Booth# 323
Manildra Group USA | Booth# 2036
Palsgaard | Booth# 7389
Renmatix | Booth# 212
Heuft/Thermo-Oel GmbH & Co. KG | Booth# 7737 —Top honors
Air Management Technologies, Inc. | Booth# 6880
Bakery Concepts International | Booth# 2735
Hayon Manufacturing Corp. | Booth# 936
Houdijk Holland | Booth# 7767, 7883
Intralox | Booth# 6029
Mecatherm (M-TA Oven) | Booth# 6437
Mecatherm (M-NS Divider) | Booth# 6437
Varimixer | Booth# 4063
Topos Modial | Booth# 4931
Handi-Foil | Booth# 6816 —Top honors
Flexibake | Booth# 2354 —Top honors
Thymly Products | Booth# 4503 —Top honors
Focus Works | Booth# 5269
Harvest Food Solutions | Booth# 2011
- Sanitation – New for 2019
A sanitation strategy is of utmost importance to bakery facilities in the wake of contamination, recalls and other public events. This category recognizes bakers and suppliers that are developing or utilizing innovative sanitation equipment, infrastructure materials like floors and walls, products, technology, or software that improve sanitation procedures, streamline facility maintenance, improve food safety, reduce environmental impact, or otherwise brings a notable level of innovation to the baking industry.
ChemxWorks | Booth# 5361 —Top honors
Flexco (Novitool Aero Splice Press) | Booth# 7253 —Top honors
Goodway Technologies | Booth# 2005 —Top honors
KLEANZ (Nexcor Food Safety Technologies) | Booth# 5250 —Top honors
Babb Group | Booth# 5681
Best Sanitizers | Booth# 2277
Flexco (FGP Food Grade Precleaner) | Booth# 7253
Formost Fuji | Booth# 6026
Koenig Bakery Systems | Booth# 5889
VMI | Booth# 2605, 6779
- Workforce Development – New for 2019
Despite a booming economy, bakery manufacturing positions are going unfilled and skilled workers are becoming hard to come by. This category will honor bakers and suppliers who are developing programs that foster sustainable development and ongoing growth of the baking industry workforce.
More Than a Bakery —Top honors
Main Street Gourmet —Top honors
- Product Innovation – New for 2019
From snack bars to cronuts, the baking industry is constantly bringing new, innovative products to market. Open to bakers only, this category recognizes companies that are charging forward with the next “big thing” in baking.
Alpha Baking Co. —Top honors
CraftMark Bakery —Top honors
Just Desserts —Top honors
Victoria’s Sugar Shack —Top honors
La Canasta Mexican Food Product Inc.
Sweet Life Specialty Foods
What the winners say:
Michael Mendes, CEO of Just Desserts noted: “We are honored to receive this recognition for innovation from IBIE, which is the preeminent event in the bakery industry.” “Plant based foods grew 20% over last year, exceeding USD3.bn and growing 10x faster than overall food sales,” according to the Plant Based Food Association. Just Desserts’ new plant based product line is the fastest growing of all products in the company portfolio for the past three years.
This article will be updated as the information becomes available.