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Gluten Free Manufacturing Checklist

Produce the safest gluten-free products for your consumers by following this list.

Stellar specializes in designing and building high-volume and specialty bakery plants

Stellar's cutting-edge expertise has streamlined bakery operations and boosted efficiency for some of the world's leading snack food, cookie, cake, par-baked goods, bread, and dough manufacturers. With deep knowledge of the modern-day baking industry, we understand the ever-evolving needs of bakers who strive to stand out in this highly competitive landscape. Safe and hygienic operations, coupled with cutting-edge technologies, are paramount for success in this industry. Each bakery is unique, driven by its specific product mix, which influences the production processes from the front end to the back end of the plant. 

Modern bakery process engineering and automation expertise

Our team of skilled engineers and construction professionals are highly attuned to what our clients need to succeed. We have developed innovative solutions for complex wrapping, sorting, stacking, and efficient factory flows, ensuring minimal labor while prioritizing adaptability to future market changes. And it’s not just standard high-volume bakeries we have extensive experience in – we also have the expertise to help serve specialty bakery markets, including gluten-free, organic, artisan, and gourmet bread. We can aid you in achieving your business objectives according to whatever particular requirements you might have, so if you’re looking to build a high-volume or specialty bakery, Stellar is the right choice.

  1. Automated baking processes and controls
  2. Silos and conveying systems for efficient material handling
  3. Spiral freezing technology for preserving product quality
  4. Customized packaging solutions for your bakery products

Partnering with Stellar gives you access to advanced bakery solutions and knowledge for increased efficiency and success.

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Our clients say

During the past seven years we have partnered on multiple facility renovation projects with Stellar. The Zeeland facility project was one of the more enjoyable projects. The project was located in the middle of the facility and presented many logistical opportunities. The project was completed three weeks early and under budget. As we continue our relationship moving forward it would be my pleasure to work with Stellar."

Thomas M. Ciolek II, Project Engineer
Sara Lee

Add gluten-free food production to your manufacturing line

The transition to gluten-free manufacturing comes with unique challenges, including cross-contamination, modified processing methods, and shorter shelf life. However, with the right approach, you can produce high-quality gluten-free products that satisfy your customers' needs while ensuring their safety. One challenge is finding the right substitute for gluten-rich wheat flour, essential to creating a soft texture and helping dough rise.

Finding the Right Substitute for Gluten-Rich Wheat Flour

You may need to experiment with alternative flours made from the following to achieve the perfect consistency fitted best for your brand or plant:

  • Banana
  • Coconut
  • Corn
  • Potato
  • Rice
  • Tapioca
  • Additional Gums & Celluloses

Proper Gluten-Free Processing, Handling and Storage

Another challenge is modifying your traditional mixing and processing methods to account for the differences that come with gluten-free products. It’s possible you'll need to use alternative equipment and adjust certain techniques to account for the different texture and hydration levels of gluten-free dough. Then, after the product is made, the different ingredients used can affect a product’s shelf life and freshness. But with proper planning and innovative solutions offered by industry professionals like Stellar, you can make the adjustments necessary to ensure your product’s selling window and longevity. The developing gluten-free market’s newness means it’s ripe for innovation and adaptation.

Expert Guidance to Navigate the Challenges of Gluten-Free Manufacturing

Stellar can offer expert guidance and resources to help you navigate the challenges that come with gluten-free manufacturing, so that you can produce high-quality products that meet the needs of your customers. Let us help you take the first step in this new and growing segment of the food industry.

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