IBIE Best in Baking Program Honors Sustainability and Product Innovation

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:

  1. Sustainability

    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

  1. 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

  1. 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

Nummies Bakery

  1.  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.

High-Volume Bakery:

Alpha Baking Co. —Top honors

CraftMark Bakery —Top honors

Intermediate-Volume Bakery:

Just Desserts —Top honors

Retail Bakery:

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. 

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