Briess serving up three days of natural sweetness at 2013 IFT FoodExpo
[06.19.13] If you're looking to put a clean label on your finished product, visit Booth #3334 where Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. will feature three lines of natural sweeteners made in the U.S.A. which add only simple, descriptive names to a label. Each day a different natural sweetener will be featured in foods made with the natural sweetener next to foods made with the original sweetener.
BriesSweet™ Tapioca Syrups, BriesSweet™ White Sorghum Syrups and Maltoferm® Malt Extracts are all-natural sweeteners produced by Briess which offer alternative, label-friendly formulating options for a variety of applications from confections to beverages. These nutritive sweeteners deliver functionality, varying levels of sweetness and no to some flavor. Tapioca and White Sorghum Syrups are also gluten free. Taste their natural goodness for yourself at Booth #3334. The menu includes:
Sunday sample BBQ Sauce made with BriesSweet™ White Sorghum Syrup next to BBQ Sauce made with Corn Syrup.
Monday sample Puffed Corn made with BriessSweet™ Tapioca Syrup next to Puffed Corn made with Corn Syrup.
Tuesday sample Malt-lasses Cookies made Maltoferm® CR45, a caramel-flavored malt extract, next to Molasses Cookies.
Briess acquires Wyoming barley elevator and seed plant
[04.02.13] Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. is pleased to announce the acquisition of a barley storage and processing facility in Ralston, Wyoming, and a seed plant in Powell, Wyoming, from Riverland Ag Corp. The facilities and local grower network secure a consistent source of top quality 2-Row malting barley from this region for the Briess barley procurement program. The Ralston Elevator has a 2.3 million bushel storage capacity and is located along the Burlington Northern railroad. It handles locally sourced, irrigated barley grown in the Wyoming-Southern Montana Barley Production Region. The nearby Powell Seed Plant has capacity to process, certify and store 100,000 bushels of barley seed annually.
"We are delighted to be securing a long-term supply of malting barley grown in one of the top barley growing regions in America," said Gordon Lane, President of Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. The region is distinguished by flood irrigation and a group of experienced, dedicated barley growers.
Briess Director of Malting Operations Dave Kuske added that Briess has been sourcing barley from this region for some time. One of the company's newest malt releases, Goldpils® Vienna Malt, was developed from barley grown in the region, he explained.
The region is closely aligned with the Briess sustainability initiative, Lane continued. A gravity irrigation project in the surrounding mountains assures a constant source of water to the region. In addition, hydroelectric power produced by the project is fed into the grid system serving three states.
Briess now offers flexible packaging in a food-grade plant
[02.26.13] Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. has announced the commissioning of a new contract packaging plant. The food-grade, climate controlled, newly renovated 12,200-square-foot facility features new, state-of-the-art flexible packaging equipment. The plant is currently packaging dry ingredients in pouches. Capabilities include labeling, custom film, blending, variety of pack sizes, and receive ingredients in bag, tote or bulk. Please contact us about co-packing your dry products in “pouches”. We are a manufacturer, blender and co-packer of non-refrigerated products, centrally located in Wisconsin.