Collaboration for Customization

Cookie-cutter or custom-tailored?

 

While many ingredient suppliers respond to customer challenges with product samples, we know that the complexities of bakery and snack applications require more than a cookie-cutter solution.

 

They require a custom-tailored approach built on collaboration and area expertise.

 

They require Delavau Food Partners.

 

Rising to the Occasion

Although bakery formulation objectives—clean label, dough strength, mold inhibition—may seem similar on the surface, we understand that solutions vary according to your formula, processes, and overall goals. No one knows your company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and objectives better than you.

 

That’s why the most critical component of each project is, in fact, you.

 

Informed by your insights regarding your product development, labeling, and operational needs, we apply our bakery and snack formulation and processing know-how to efficiently tailor a solution for your product and your business.

 

Delavau Food LabWorking within your application and formula, we specialize in:

  • • Clean-label alternatives
  • • Shelf life extension
  • • Improved cost-in-use
  • • Fortification of baked goods with calcium and other minerals
  • • Optimized formulas for cost and operational efficiencies
  • • Improved eating experience of baked goods
  • • Reduced sodium
  • • Increased operational sustainability

 

And, because we’re not beholden to a specific set of ingredients or raw materials, our toolbox is limitless. With the freedom to create the solution that makes the most sense for your business and the capability to do so, we move swiftly and operate seamlessly as an extension of your team.

 

Putting the Lab in Collaboration

delavau_food_lab_2Bread, pizza dough, bagels, muffins, pretzels, donuts.

 

If you can make it, we can make it.

 

Utilizing our Food Lab’s full-bakery capabilities, our research and development team works with your formula to recreate your product while enhancing it with our customized ingredient solutions.

 

We then test and analyze the product to ensure successful performance in real-world conditions.

 

The result?

 

A solution you can apply to meet real-world demand:

  • • Elimination of ingredients that consumers find unfamiliar and unappealing—like L-cysteine, azodicarbonamide, sodium metabisulfite, propionates
  • • An extended shelf life from 10 to 21 days
  • • Extended freshness of a shelf-stable product from 30 to 45 days
  • • Doubled lifespan of a yeast-raised doughnut from 18 to 36 hours
  • • Eliminated need for a susceptor board in microwaveable pizza
  • • A sandwich roll fortified with the same level of calcium as a glass of milk
  • • Improved gluten development, dough strength, and process tolerance
  • • Reduced elasticity, increased extensibility, and shortened mix times

 

Your Partners in Scalable Solutions

bakery_formulation_expertsBoutique or large-scale, party of five or 85, shelf-stable or freshly baked. Regardless of size or situation, we apply our ingredient and technical expertise to achieve scalable results.

 

From breakthrough innovations like our susceptor board elimination technology and dramatic improvements in shelf life extension, our team is dedicated to continuous improvement. Applying our deep knowledge of snack and bakery applications, we develop turnkey and tailored ingredients and technologies, so when you come through our door, we’re prepared with efficient, scalable solutions that are readily adjustable and adaptable for your product’s objectives.

 

With a fully equipped Food Lab and skilled technical team, we support quick turnarounds for long-lasting solutions, empowering you to reach your goals faster.

 

Smarter. Fresher. Better.

By taking a smarter, more efficient, partner-centric approach to our work, we help you create fresher, better products for your customers.

 

Get in touch to see how Delavau can partner with you to help enhance your offerings.

Three Fresh Ideas for Frozen Pizza

From classic pepperoni to culinary creations, classic crusts to stuffed and seasoned selections, the frozen pizza segment has seen tremendous change in recent years.

 

Frozen pizza remains prominent in the American diet and is among the most popular and versatile dishes on the American menu. But, with consumer attitudes increasingly shaped by health and wellness concerns, convenience products like frozen pizza face new challenges.

 

Even in more indulgent products or those intended for quick consumption, those that offer health benefits or at least a clean label are capturing market share. When considering new product opportunities in pizza, the following three product development ideas could help fuel your next innovation.

 

1) Eliminate Susceptor Boards

Frozen_Pizza_Crust_Formulation_760461103The demand for clean label extends beyond the ingredient legend to include preparation components. While susceptor boards have traditionally been used to achieve the desired crispness in microwaveable pizza, the cost and process constraints are driving demand for susceptor board elimination.

 

Our Encore Plus ingredients can help deliver microwaveable pizza crusts that no longer need a susceptor board to achieve a crispy crust, as well as providing clean label and sensory benefits. Encore Plus yields pizza crusts that, even straight out of the microwave, are tender with a crispy edge and a well-rounded artisan-bread-like flavor profile. Your products thus maintain desirable sensory qualities while eliminating the cost, processing challenges, and potential conflict with clean label perception associated with susceptor boards.

 

2) Simplify Ingredient Legends

Across all categories of consumer packaged foods, brands have been displacing ingredients that give consumers pause, and frozen pizzas are no exception. Gluten-free pizza may not be in as much demand as it once was, but new products continue to be developed, meeting the needs of consumers with allergies and those who simply prefer a product they perceive to have a healthier profile.

 

Eliminating preservatives and other ingredients that look less friendly on a label should also be a priority, one that Delavau Food Partners is well poised to help you meet. Our Encore line of products helps you achieve cleaner labels by eliminating ingredients like sodium stearoyl lactylate (SSL) or azodicarbonamide (ADA).

 

3) Add Culinary Flavors

Pizza with artisanal crust and culinary toppings.Historically, frozen pizzas have been dominated by classic flavors like pepperoni and sausage. However, consumers are growing increasingly adventurous in their food choices, and this means that opportunities abound for frozen pizzas with more creative ingredients and fresh flavor profiles. Brands like Virtuoso have already launched new, culinary flavors, giving shoppers the opportunity to add new flavor profiles to their carts. Try a combo of hot soppressata, chilies, and hot honey to meet consumer demand for spicy foods; or, for a seasonal option, try a pie with pumpkin, apples, scallions, and Gruyère.

 

Whether you’re adding an in-season, culinary-inspired LTO, creating a more attractive product with clean label dough conditioning solutions, or eliminating a susceptor board for cost-savings and added appeal, the technical team at Delavau Food Partners works alongside yours to help you achieve your product improvement goals.

 

Work with our technical team at our Piscataway, New Jersey, Food Lab or at the Pizza Innovation Center recently opened by Delavau’s parent company, Lesaffre Yeast Corp., in conjunction with the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy.

 

The Pizza Innovation Center, located near Chicago, features a variety of equipment, including several types of mixers, dough handling equipment, and ovens. Perhaps most notably, the Center’s dough preparation room can replicate any climate, which is particularly valuable when troubleshooting formulation or testing new innovations.

 

For more technical detail on susceptor board elimination, download our application bulletin on the subject. Or to explore other ways our experienced technical team can help you improve your pizza applications and pursue new opportunities, get in touch.

For more technical detail on susceptor board elimination, download our application bulletin on the subject. Or to explore other ways our experienced technical team can help you improve your pizza applications and pursue new opportunities, get in touch.

Lesaffre Acquires Bakery Ingredients Company, Delavau Food Partners

Combination strengthens offering to baking customers.

 

Milwaukee, WI — July 11, 2018 – Lesaffre announced that it has purchased Delavau Food Partners, a leading innovator in baking ingredients based in North America. The transaction has closed today.

 

“This acquisition will enhance our performance ingredient offering to the baking market. The addition of Delavau to our existing capabilities will bring together great expertise to generate value for our customers.” said Tom Benner President and CEO of Lesaffre Yeast Corp. “Our teams are excited for this combination and the possibilities it creates.”

 

Delavau™ supplies formulation and fortification solutions to bakers. Through its ENCORE® line of baking products, Delavau™ is focused on enzyme based and other dough improvers for softness, shelf life, mold inhibition, dough relaxing and strength. It’s ACCENT® line of products give customers unique fortification options for their products. The combination will broaden capabilities using Delavau’s custom formulation and state-of-the-art Baking development center located adjacent to Rutgers University in Central New Jersey not far from New York City.

 

“This is an excellent opportunity for Delavau employees and customers,” said Jeff Billig, Vice President and General Manager of Delavau. “Lesaffre is a company we respect, with a proven track record of success.”

 


About Lesaffre

As a global key player in yeasts and fermentation, Lesaffre designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for Baking, Food taste & pleasure, Health care and Biotechnology. Family group born in Northern France in 1853, now a multi-national and a multicultural company, Lesaffre is committed to working with confidence to better nourish and protect the planet. In close collaboration with its clients and partners, Lesaffre employs 10,000 people in 78 subsidiaries based in 50 countries. Lesaffre achieves a turnover of 2 billion euros.

 

About Lesaffre® Yeast Corporation and Red Star® Yeast Company

Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Lesaffre Yeast Corporation, part of the global Lesaffre group, provides superior quality yeast and ingredients to the baking industry. Its product brands include industry-leading Red Star® brand fresh yeast, Saf-Instant® brand dry yeast, and Saf-Pro® brand baking ingredients. Red Star Yeast Company, LLC operates two yeast manufacturing plants in the United States, in Dothan, Alabama, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

 

About Delavau Food Partners

For over 150 years, Delavau has served as a premier supplier of technologies to major food brands. Their depth of knowledge in calcium and enzymes is combined with specialty technologies and formulation expertise to allows them to support their partners. Delavau foods facilities are located in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, USA – about 40 miles southwest of New York City and 65 miles northeast of Philadelphia.

 

For more information, contact:

Bill Hanes

Director, Marketing and Strategy,

Lesaafre Corporation

404-661-6502

email: bill.hanes@lsaf.com

Delavau Presents Expanded Line of Encore Ingredients

Delavau Food Partners, a premier supplier of food ingredients and technologies for bakery, snack, and confectionery brands, is presenting its expanded line of Encore ingredients at the 2016 IBIE show in Las Vegas. The ingredients offer shelf-life extension with mold inhibition, clean label solutions, and a consistent, quality eating experience.

 

Food brands turn to Delavau to develop or reformulate products with one or more objectives in mind, such as mold inhibition, anti-staling, strength, extensibility, clean label, and more. The company has further developed its line of Encore ingredients to meet these objectives, to include:

 

  • • Encore Fresh™: the antimicrobial functionality of this ingredient extends the shelf life of breads, sweet goods, and snacks. With Encore Fresh, Delavau has extended the shelf life of pita from 10 to 21 days.
  • • Encore Soft™: with this anti-staling ingredient, breads, sweet goods, and snacks taste fresher longer. With Encore Soft, Delavau has extended the eating experience of fresh-made donuts from 18 to 36 hours and shelf-stable snack cakes from 30 to 45 days.
  • • Encore Soft AM™: combining the capabilities of Encore Fresh and Encore Soft, this ingredient achieves the ideal balance between good-tasting and long-lasting, with both anti-staling and antimicrobial functionality.
  • • Encore Strong™: this dough conditioning ingredient provides strength, elasticity, and tolerance, for increased strength and volume of finished baked goods.
  • • Encore Relax™: this ingredient supports better processing for pizza and other doughs, reducing elasticity, increasing extensibility, and shortening mix times.
  • • Encore Plus™: Delavau’s Encore Plus ingredients include multifaceted solutions, such as a clean label reformulation that also delivers shelf life extension and anti-staling benefits. Drawing on its team’s extensive bakery expertise and limitless capabilities, Delavau is able to deliver solutions that offer operational benefits that also support an ideal eating experience in muffins, breads, pizza, and more.

 

“Customers often come to us for our expertise and know-how in addressing a variety of challenges. With our unlimited toolbox of raw materials and the extensive bakery experience on our technical team, we’re well-equipped to solve any issue a customer is facing,” said Angie Singer, director of sales and marketing. “In addition to our line of Encore ingredients, we also examine customers’ operations, facilities, packaging, and more to develop the most comprehensive solution, from ingredient legend to eating experience.”

 

In addition to debuting its new line of ingredients at IBIE, Delavau will also be demonstrating its Accent fortification ingredient in fresh-made, calcium-fortified pancakes made by pancake artist Saipancakes. Furthermore, attendees will be able to sample calcium-fortified chocolate chip muffins, which deliver a glass-of-milk-level of calcium in a two-ounce muffin.

 

To learn more about Delavau’s expanded line of Encore ingredients and Accent fortification ingredients, visit IBIE booth 727.

Encore and Accent: Freshness and Fortification Solutions

Patented calcium and enzyme-based technologies improve labels and experience


For over 150 years, Delavau has been relied upon as a premier supplier of food, pharmaceutical, and nutritional technologies to major nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and food brands. Based on the substantial growth of its food division over the past decade, Delavau has branded its food business unit as “Delavau Food Partners,” through which it focuses on clean label, freshness, and fortification solutions for foodservice and food manufacturing companies.


“If you’ve grabbed a donut or a bagel on your morning coffee run or had a sandwich for lunch, there’s a good chance Delavau’s solutions were part of those experiences,” Delavau Vice President and General Manager Jeff Billig said. “Major food brands rely on our freshness, fortification, and clean label solutions and, as our food business has grown, it was important to update our food business with a brand of its own that better represents our industry focus.”


In addition to branding its food business independently, Delavau Food Partners is also introducing its most recent freshness and fortification technologies, Encore™ and Accent™.


“Encore is an approach to freshness technology, through which we’re able to provide both turnkey and custom solutions for extending the shelf life and eating experience of fresh and packaged foods by optimizing the use level of functional ingredients,” Billig said. “With Encore, brands are able to extend the shelf life without compromising the eating experience. This approach applies to shelf stable and fresh baked goods in both the bread and sweet good categories.”


In addition to improving eating experiences with Encore, Delavau has been improving the nutrition of foods, including chocolate, with its Accent fortification platform.


“Our patented calcium fortification technology allows formulators to incorporate good, excellent, and glass-of-milk levels of calcium into bakery and confectionery applications. In confectionery, the incorporation of the calcium into the chocolate coating or compound coating creates much needed room within a nutritional bar, allowing for the addition of more fiber or protein. For active nutrition and snack bars in particular, it’s a fantastic way to bolster needed nutrients without interfering with the sensory experience,” Billig said.


Delavau’s Accent technology also supports calcium and vitamin D fortification in bakery in both sweet goods and breads. For example, the addition of calcium to chocolate chips creates the ability to easily add this much-needed nutrient to a muffin or cookie.


“In the highly competitive bread segment, imagine being able to offer a bread with the same amount of calcium as a glass of milk; it’s quite an opportunity for a brand to set itself apart, especially as parents continue to seek nutrient-dense foods for their families,” Billig said.


In addition to freshness and fortification solutions, food brands have been turning to Delavau to displace scrutinized ingredients with clean label alternatives that consumers prefer, while upholding the eating experience that people expect.


“We know that food brands face a significant challenge; creating cost-conscious, good-for-you foods that taste like people expect them to taste is no small feat,” Billig said. “By delivering clean label solutions for smarter cost-in-use, fresher experiences, and better nutrition, we help food brands address these challenges in a way that answers both consumer demand and business goals.”

 


Delavau

Building on over 150 years of nutritional expertise, Delavau makes it possible for major foodservice and consumer brands to improve the eating experience, nutrition, and shelf life of baked goods, snacks, and sweets. Delavau offers both turnkey and custom solutions for cost-in-use improvement, clean label ESL, calcium and vitamin D fortification, improved dough performance, and deliberate texture design.