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Mihira Rami

DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA
One of the biggest challenges facing bakeries

Plugrá Butter is made by Dairy Farmers of

FAST FACTS

today is rising labor costs. To help address

America, a national dairy cooperative owned

Dairy Farmers of America's R&D team includes
some of the leading minds
in dairy food science.
DFA's Ingredients Solutions team works handin-hand with operators
to solve a wide variety of
problems, whether that's
providing fermented dairy
products to help make
gluten-free baked goods
taste more like the classic
pastries consumers crave,
or natural dairy flavors
that heighten the taste
of a cookie. Having these
resources available broadens the horizon for what
Plugrá Butter could offer
to bakeries.

this problem, the Dairy Farmers of America

by family farmers across the United States.

(DFA) offers high-quality, ready-made butter

Through its Gold Standard Dairy Program,

products with clean ingredients.

DFA supports environmentally friendly
farming practices, superior animal care stan-

Plugrá Clarified Butter is a great example:

dards, and employee safety, among other

It's made with only butterfat, provides deli-

important issues. "Our bakery customers

cious, nutty flavor to pretzels and classic

don't always know that Plugrá is made

cookies like madeleines, and is ready to go

with American dairy and that its produc-

when you need it, leaving your staff free to

tion meets such high standards," Rami says.

work on higher value tasks.

"We're excited to spread that message so
our bakery customers will know that Plugrá

Bakeries and foodservice operators have

meets the demands of their operation and

always needed high quality ingredients.

supports their values."

With just the right amount of butterfat and
perfect plasticity, Plugrá was developed

If there is one thing a retail bakery always

specifically for baking and pastry.

needs, it's inspiration for their next great
product, Rami says. "We love to bring trends,

"What is changing is the demand for more

ideas, and recipes from cutting-edge chefs

and more transparency around food -

and share them with the bakery community

starting with the desire to understand the

via our website and social media channels,

what, where and how behind ingredient

particularly Instagram."

sourcing," says Mihira Rami, director of brand
marketing at Dairy Farmers of America.

Looking ahead, the number of independent
bakeries will continue to rise, Rami adds, as
consumers seek to support local businesses
and to look for more artisan baked goods.
Butter will need to deliver on high product
quality demands for consistency, taste and
texture so that retail bakeries can produce
excellent products. "The industry will also
begin to demand more convenient operator
solutions that don't compromise on quality
to meet these challenges head on and is well
equipped to evolve with the changing needs
of the industry. These predictions underpin
our innovation plans. Just as we did in the
1980s when we developed Plugrá butter to
meet the needs of pastry chefs, we want to
be a partner to bakeries by providing highquality butter products that ensure every
day is a great baking day."

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and authenticity," Rami says. "Plugrá is ready


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of bake - November 2019

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Editor's Note - THE INNOVATION ISSUE: helping hands
Contents
Supply Side Innovators
JAMES JONES - AAK
Nicole Rees - AB MAURI NORTH AMERICA
Elisa Maloberti - AMERICAN EGG BOARD
Don Trouba - The Annex by ARDENT MILLS
Stephen Chavez - BAKEMARK
Laura Bergan - BARRY CALLEBAUT North America
Mark Stavro - BUNGE NORTH AMERICA
Kathy Sargent - CORBION
Jennifer Lapaugh - DAWN FOODS
Jordan Beazley - GENERAL MILLS CONVENIENCE & FOODSERVICE
Natalie Faulkner - GRAIN CRAFT
Josh Johnson - GUITTARD
Herb Ring - HERSHEY
Megan Petit - HOBART
Courtney Schwartz - KEMIN Food Technologies
Rhonda Delaney - LAWRENCE FOODS
Arnaud Deniaud - LESAFFRE
Mihira Rami - DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA
Mike Downing - PREGEL AMERICA
Andrew Brimacombe - PURATOS USA
John McIsaac- REISER
Matt Miniat - SOUTH CHICAGO PACKING
Roger Daniels - STRATAS FOODS
Rick Perez - SUNSWEET INGREDIENTS
Andy Sigrist - UNIFILLER
Product Showcase
Classifieds
Ad Index
Formula of the Month
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bake - November 2019 - Editor's Note - THE INNOVATION ISSUE: helping hands
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bake - November 2019 - Contents
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bake - November 2019 - Supply Side Innovators
bake - November 2019 - 9
bake - November 2019 - 10
bake - November 2019 - 11
bake - November 2019 - JAMES JONES - AAK
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bake - November 2019 - Nicole Rees - AB MAURI NORTH AMERICA
bake - November 2019 - 15
bake - November 2019 - Elisa Maloberti - AMERICAN EGG BOARD
bake - November 2019 - 17
bake - November 2019 - Don Trouba - The Annex by ARDENT MILLS
bake - November 2019 - 19
bake - November 2019 - Stephen Chavez - BAKEMARK
bake - November 2019 - Laura Bergan - BARRY CALLEBAUT North America
bake - November 2019 - Mark Stavro - BUNGE NORTH AMERICA
bake - November 2019 - 23
bake - November 2019 - Kathy Sargent - CORBION
bake - November 2019 - 25
bake - November 2019 - Jennifer Lapaugh - DAWN FOODS
bake - November 2019 - 27
bake - November 2019 - Jordan Beazley - GENERAL MILLS CONVENIENCE & FOODSERVICE
bake - November 2019 - Natalie Faulkner - GRAIN CRAFT
bake - November 2019 - Josh Johnson - GUITTARD
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bake - November 2019 - Herb Ring - HERSHEY
bake - November 2019 - Megan Petit - HOBART
bake - November 2019 - Courtney Schwartz - KEMIN Food Technologies
bake - November 2019 - 35
bake - November 2019 - Rhonda Delaney - LAWRENCE FOODS
bake - November 2019 - Arnaud Deniaud - LESAFFRE
bake - November 2019 - Mihira Rami - DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA
bake - November 2019 - 39
bake - November 2019 - Mike Downing - PREGEL AMERICA
bake - November 2019 - 41
bake - November 2019 - Andrew Brimacombe - PURATOS USA
bake - November 2019 - 43
bake - November 2019 - John McIsaac- REISER
bake - November 2019 - 45
bake - November 2019 - Matt Miniat - SOUTH CHICAGO PACKING
bake - November 2019 - 47
bake - November 2019 - Roger Daniels - STRATAS FOODS
bake - November 2019 - 49
bake - November 2019 - Rick Perez - SUNSWEET INGREDIENTS
bake - November 2019 - 51
bake - November 2019 - Andy Sigrist - UNIFILLER
bake - November 2019 - 53
bake - November 2019 - Product Showcase
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bake - November 2019 - Classifieds
bake - November 2019 - Ad Index
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