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Article: The Food Safety Fight

Extra! Extra! Author: Shari Barbanel, Nutrition Industry Executive Mel Festejo, Chief Operating Officer at American Key Food Products pointed out that many companies are aligning standards adopted by the Global Food Safety Initiative, which looks at food safety throughout the supply chain.

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Special Report: Going Gluten-Free

Food Business News Author: Donna Berry, Sosland Publishing “We offer a premium cassava flour,” said Carter Foss, technical sales director, American Key Food Products, Closter, N.J. “It has a bland-to-neutral flavor profile. When used in baking, it functions similar to cake flour in that it forms a thick batter rather

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Article: Beyond Thickening and Texturizing

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Author: Romy Schafer, BNP Publishing Mel Festejo, Chief Operating Officer at American Key Food Products (AKFP), Closter, N.J., agrees that gluten-free products remain a top consumer demand. “The gluten-free trend has surprised most industry observers by remaining strong, showing resilient growth in a number of

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Article: Explore a New World: Variety Flours

Baking & Snack Author: Donna Berry, Sosland Publishing Tapioca, another popular ingredient for making ¬gluten-free baked foods, is extracted from cassava roots. One company explored this application further. “We offer a premium cassava flour,” said Carter Foss, Technical Sales Director, American Key Food Products, Closter, NJ. “For ¬gluten-free baking, it

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Article: Gluten-Free In Transition

Bakingbusiness.com Author: Keith Nunes, Sosland Publishing Mel Festejo, Chief Operating Officer for American Key Food Products, Closter, N.J., said three years ago the issue wasn’t quality — it was availability. “Since then, more gluten-free businesses have emerged in the last five years, most of which are in the baking segment,”

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