Leveraging the Impact of Color in Food Products

June 18th, 2020 / 0 Comments / by

Choosing a diet with a variety of color is a simple and effective way to ensure you receive quality and diverse nutrition in each meal. Many nutritionists and functional foods experts believe including naturally pigmented foods across different color categories is actually preferred to counting the number of vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds or other healthy […]

Connecting During COVID-19

April 27th, 2020 / 0 Comments / by

Our team knows it is has been difficult to connect in person over the past six weeks and that will continue when it comes to trade shows and conferences. For those that were planning on attending Natural Product Expo West, New Hope is including additional material on the ingredients and applications you would have seen […]

It Starts at the Bottom: How Pizza Crusts Can Evolve to Feature Better Nutrition

April 27th, 2020 / 0 Comments / by

Last year, Chris Krenzel of Firebird Artisan Mills reached out to Paul Mehl, founder of Mehl’s Gluten Free Bakery, a wholesale and retail bakery in Fargo, North Dakota. Krenzel was working with the Firebird sales, product development and marketing teams to assess how pizza crusts could be upgraded in taste and nutritive value while remaining […]

Snack Industry Pursues New Ingredients, Combinations and Satiety

February 27th, 2020 / 0 Comments / by

Snacks show rapid evolution from simple predictable products with nutritionally empty sources. This includes corn, potato and rice flours to uncommon combinations, plant-protein rich ingredient and uncommon ingredients that have only enjoyed limited exposure outside of small-scale applications.  Protein, nutritive density and probiotics all stake a claim on package claims and even clean label facts […]

Come see us at Expo West 2020

February 20th, 2020 / 0 Comments / by

Visit us at booth #245 in Anaheim, CA this March 5–7. This year’s natural, organic and healthy products trade show features the latest trends and products shaping the future of the natural, organic and healthy lifestyle industry. Firebird will be one of the 3,000+ exhibitors on display with over 86,000 industry professionals estimated to attend. […]

BRC AA-Rated Again

September 19th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

Firebird is pleased to announce we’ve received our most recent certification for BRC grade AA. As industry experts know, the certification covers the scope of the milling, blending and packaging excellence customers and partners have come to expect from Firebird. The Global Standard for Food Safety provides third-party audited confidence in how we produce top-quality, […]

Give Consumers What They Want and Need With Buckwheat

April 10th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

As an alternative ingredient packed with protein and full of essential amino acids, buckwheat provides consumer packaged goods, food service and bakeries a plant-based, healthy ingredient that meets consumer market demands for healthier foods. As a healthy plant protein and fiber source, the versatility and nutritional value combine to make buckwheat an alternative ingredient that […]

Strengthening a Supply Chain in the Face of Tariffs

February 15th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

Sourcing a variety of materials into the United States has become more difficult over the past few months given current trade disputes created over the several months. For example, historically Firebird Artisan Mills sourced organic buckwheat grown in China due to a favorable price and reliable supply. However, a 10% tariff imposed in autumn of […]

Reviving Bread

October 29th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

Consumer backlash against enriched bread products has bakers scratching their heads: How did the number one driver of grocery store visits become a villain? A recent round-table discussion at IBA in Munich brought the American Bakers Association’s Robb Mackie, Brian Dwyer of Kroger, and Corbion’s Mark Hotze together to discuss this very question. Part of […]

News Brief: Tariffs on Buckwheat

October 17th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

As of October 15, buckwheat imported from China now has a 10% tariff imposed. On January 1, 2019, this will increase to a 25% tariff. Unfortunately, our sourcing experts expect this to have an inflationary effect on domestic buckwheat as well. Firebird is committed to finding not only the best possible sources for buckwheat for […]