As consumers continue to demand cleaner labels, suppliers have been driven to produce more starches that will allow confectionery products to be labeled as such. And manufacturers seeking to improve production efficiencies have also led to start innovations.
The American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT) recently announced Hannah Vezzetti, a senior at Delaware Valley University, as the recipient of the 2016-2017 John Kitt Memorial Scholarship. The association gives the $5,000 award to aspiring candy technologists.
Gerald Lessard of West Liberty Foods discusses repurposing of space within an existing plant and what trends are driving this as well as the pros and cons of repurposing existing space versus new construction.