Food Engineering/Manufacturing/Pita Chip Production

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Hi Jim,

Firstly, i sincerely appreciate your time and thanks in advance.

I'm researching various food production processes as I wish to introduce some of the products already available in the US to another part of the world.

One of my favorites is Pita Chips. I'm all set on the production of the actual pita bread, its the process to make the chips that I can't seem to find the right machinery for.

Any idea about machinery/equipment suppliers that provide this sort of thing?

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I haven't yet done a line for pita chips, but believe it would be the same as for potato or tortilla chips. Typical equipment would be for forming, frying, post-conditioning, and then packaging.  You can do a Google search on each of those terms to find equipment suppliers.

Let me know how this works out, and if you have any further questions.

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Jim Pfister

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Food Engineering/Manufacturing, Food Packaging/Distribution, Engineering Beverage Lines, Reducing operating cost of packaging lines while increasing efficiency. Lean Manufacturing. Incorporating new package technology into existing operations. Training staff to achieve smooth transition from "start-up" to full production. Managing complex projects across multi-disciplinary lines. Equipment PreShipment Factory Acceptance testing and Commissioning programs for new equipment.

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Employment history: Over thirty-five years of experience. Managed as much as $40MM in concurrent, multi-disciplinary projects, both domestic and international, and have worked with such firms as Campbell Soup, Coca-Cola, Hershey`s, and Nabisco.

Organizations: An author and speaker, as well as a member of the IoPP. Past Chairman of IoPP`s Consultant`s Council and Member of the Packaging Equipment Performance Committee.

Publications: PMMI Solutions `99, Monthly Packaging Tipsheets

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