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BSFT Snacks Group

Experienced Snack Industry Professionals providing a development service and turnkey solutions, trouble-shooting and expert guidance to the Snack Food Industry worldwide

Headed up by Richard Fisk and Kevin Wrathall this BSFT team is experienced in all aspects of snacking food production from product and process development, process engineering, plant installation and commissioning, packaging and packaging development, managing product quality and costs through to consumer research and marketing and launch. Full feasibility studies undertaken.

Richard and Kevin are “hands-on” Food Technologists with over 50 years combined experience of Product and Process Development with leading brand snack food companies in UK but also including experience in USA, Western Europe, Mexico, and Australia and supported by other BSFT experts experienced in India, Russia, Central America, Central and SE Asia. They have participated in launch of a number of major new branded snack products and have recently developed independently snacks for licensed sale to International Snack companies

Experienced in all major snack food technologies, extrusion, baking, frying, drying and flavouring and the major snacks categories of potato crisps (chips), fabricated snacks and nut snack lines.

Very experienced at organising complete novel snack projects from brainstorm to prototypes through to factory trials and launch.

An experienced team of project engineers, nutritionists, market developers, quality and HACCP experts in snacking food technologies support them.

Snack Categories Snack Technologies
Adult Snacks
Children’s/Themed Snacks
Party/Occasion Snacks
Healthy/Well-Being Snacks
Low Fat/Low GI
Reduced Sugar/Salt
Product Matches
Extrusion Systems
Flavouring & Flavouring Systems
Frying Systems
Snack Bars/Cereal/Muesli Bars
Sheeting – Potato/ Tortilla/ Multigrain
Sandwich/Tortilla Wraps
Development to Launch Ingredient Sourcing
Concept Generation To Launch
Cost Modelling/Planning
Kitchen Development/Prototyping
Pilot Plant
Manufacturing Plant Trialing
Product and Line Commissioning
Manufacturing Launch
Cereals – Corn, Wheat, Rice
Fats and Oils
Nuts and Seeds
Pulses and Legumes
Root Crops – Potatoes, Parsnips, Carrots
Functional Ingredients – e.g. Pro-Biotic
Applied Skills Food Factory
Complete Extrusion Die Design/Manufacture
Design Engineering
Interim Management
Problem Solving/Trouble Shooting
Process Engineering
Snack Technology
Complete Project Management
Process and Equipment Sourcing/Selection
Specification Setting
Technical Design and Build
Turnkey Build/Operations
Product Development/Innovation Quality/Training
Consumer Testing
Innovation Generation
Manual Preparation
Market Research/Trends
Portfolio Gap Analysis
Stability and Storage Testing
Cost Reduction/Release
HACCP/Audits/Food Safety
Operational and Technical Manuals
People Training and Development
Production Efficiency Gains
Quality Enhancements
Specifications and Specification Writing
Feasibility Studies
Due Diligence
Technical Audit, HACCPS
Problem Solving
Expert Witness
Foodbase™ Database
Fresh Produce Packing
Snacks Group
Training & Human Resources
Project Management
Plant & Equipment
New Product Development

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