The cookie connection
The appeal of the cookie is timeless. Derived from the German for "little cake," these hand-held delights come in a variety of shapes and styles and always aim to please.
Try it yourself. Tell someone in the industry you're shopping for a slicer, and ask for his advice. Dollars to doughnuts, the first words out of his mouth will have to do with—and may even include the word itself—safety.
Standing up to be counted, Paradise Tomato Kitchens, supplier of tomato-based sauces for several of the country's leading restaurant chains including six of the top 15 pizza chains, is reportedly the first in its field to employ an x-ray system that detects harmful particles that may have entered products during the manufacturing process.
At Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, manager/executive chef Alan DelRosso utilizes a variety of prepared products for patient meals, the cafeteria and catering. And he's not alone: Operators continue to turn to food manufacturers for such products as vacuum-packed, ready-to-cook marinated salmon filets or pre-cooked meat for burritos and tacos.