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IBIE names ‘B.E.S.T.’ in bakery supply


August 2, 2010
By Bakers Journal

Aug. 2, 2010, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The inaugural Becoming Environmentally
Sustainable Together (B.E.S.T.) in Baking initiative has identified 16 industry
suppliers that are having positive effects on the environment.

The
following companies have committed to sustainability through innovative
products, services, technologies and/or programs:

B.E.S.T. in Baking
Air Management Technologies, Inc.
Danisco USA
American Pan-Bundy Baking Solutions
HFA Inc./Handi-Foil of America
AmeriVap Systems
JEROS USA
Banner-Day
Lime Energy for Sara Lee
Bedford Industries Inc.
Sara Lee and Horizon Milling
Colborne Foodbotics LLC

Honorable
Mention

Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
Hansaloy
CSM Bakery Supplies North America
Toolbox Software North America Inc.
CSM Worldwide Inc.

The program was launched as part of a commitment to positive
transformation within the grain-based food industry.

According to IBIE chairman Mike
Beaty, “The IBIE committee believes that our industry can play a
significant role in achieving a sustainable future – by minimizing
packaging, making food transportation more efficient, reducing the amount
of water the industry uses in its processes, etc. Rising energy prices,
water shortages and the increasingly self-evident consequences of climate
change are timely reminders of the need for action. Sustainability requires
behavioral changes, in particular the widespread adoption of best
practices, which we aim to promote through the B.E.S.T. in Baking
initiative.”

Suppliers that participated in the program did so by submitting entries
demonstrating how their product or service fostered energy conservation,
a reduction in water usage, a decrease in landfill waste, healthy living and/or a reduction of the overall impact on the environment. Entries were then
evaluated by a panel of expert judges, including:
AIB International head of OSHA Compliance & Educational Product
Development
Jon R. Anderson; BakerCogs Inc. president Theresa Cogswell;
East Balt Inc. director of U.S. bakeries Jeff Dearduff; Unified Grocers Inc. manufacturing director Mike deBoom; Keystone Foods vice-president
Ed Delate; and Zims Consulting bakery management consultant Bill Zimmerman.

Rick Hoskins, director of sales and marketing at Colborne Foodbotics LLC, said, “The B.E.S.T. in Baking program is an ideal way to
communicate the environmental – and financial – benefits that our systems
provide to our customers and potential customers. Being recognized is an
honor and further validates the importance our organization places on
developing solutions that promote sustainability.”

Colborne Foodbotics
and other B.E.S.T. in Baking winners will be identified in IBIE's official show directory. IBIE attendees who want to ensure their
operations, baked goods and packaging are Earth-friendly are encouraged
to source exhibitors who have received the B.E.S.T. in Baking
designation.


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