The secrets for success in meeting demand for healthier confectionery bars

Bars offer a quick and convenient source of energy for health-conscious consumers. According to a study conducted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the top three arguments when making a purchase decision are muscle gain, weight loss and improved athletic performance. However, when it comes to the production and packaging of health bars, key aspects should be considered compared to conventional granola or chocolate bars. Josua Schwab, of Syntegon Technology, explains more

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Ensuring production line equipment safety remains a core consideration

Despite the best efforts of manufacturing companies, problems with product quality can and do occur that can potentially have both reputation and financial consequences. Batch monitoring and recording can help to ensure that, in the event of a problem, the affected products can be quickly identified, and measures taken to pinpoint and rectify the root cause. Neville Child global product line specialist, Recording and Control, ABB, explains how this can be achieved.

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Forming the perfect premium confectionery products

As buying behaviour among consumers continues to evolve on a global scale, optimised forming and extrusion technology is being increasingly used by snack manufacturers. Daisy Phillipson reports The global demand for indulgent snacks with a healthy twist has been increasing steadily over the past decade, with premium confectionery set to drive market growth between now […]

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