Kerry wins American Society of Baking’s BakingTech 2017 Innovation Award for Operational Excellence

Tuesday 28 February, 2017

The Innovation Award for Operational Excellence recognizes companies that have demonstrated continuous improvement, dedication, best practices, creativity, innovation and ongoing contribution to the advancement of bakery production and operations. 

BELOIT, Wis. (Feb. 27, 2017) — The American Society of Baking (ASB) announced 2017 winners of the Innovation Awards Program. Kerry received the 2017 Innovation Award for Operational Excellence for Biobake® enzymes and taste solutions for crackers.

Kerry’s natural sponge and dough flavor paired with Biobake® enzymes allows cracker manufacturers to greatly reduce fermentation time or eliminate it altogether.

“Our natural sponge and dough flavor is the closest match we have found to the flavor that develops during traditional fermentation time. Pairing this flavor with our Biobake® enzyme technology revolutionizes manufacturers’ approach to cracker production,” said Bogdan Farjon, research scientist and baker at Kerry. “Cracker manufacturers can work with Kerry to arrive at solutions  that lead to savings in terms of reduced scrap dough and also efficiency in processing and startup time.”

The ASB program celebrates leaders in the grain-based foods industry for their innovative development and implementation of leading edge products, equipment design and advancements in ingredient technology. The Innovation Award for Operational Excellence recognizes companies that have demonstrated continuous improvement, dedication, best practices, creativity, innovation and ongoing contribution to the advancement of bakery production and operations.

Kerry is proud to participate in ASB’s annual BakingTech event, and is dedicated to finding new ways to deliver optimal taste, nutrition, and operational efficiency to the baking industry.


About Kerry

Kerry is responding to consumer demand for real ingredients with better, more authentic and nutritious taste experiences. With 40 years’ experience and 24,000 staff on six continents, Kerry has a renewed focus on Taste & Nutrition where the science of taste merges with the science of nutrition. We combine our deep understanding of taste with our in-depth knowledge of people, culture, life stage and daily nutritional needs. By partnering with Kerry, customers are taken on a journey to make food, beverage and pharma products that people enjoy and feel better about. We call this Leading to Better.