About Lin Carson, PhD

Dr. Lin is the baking industry’s influencer who has had a love affair with baking for 30 years. Starting with a BSc degree in Food Science & Technology at the Ohio State University, a MSc and PhD from the Department of Grain Science at Kansas State University. While working at Wendy’s and Dave’s Killer Bread, her technical teams experienced the lack of technical baking information on the internet. Seeing that this was not freely shared, Dr. Lin decided to launch BAKERpedia to cover this gap. With over 2 million pages read annually, BAKERpedia is the world’s only FREE and comprehensive online technical resource for the baking industry. Catch Dr. Lin at our BAKER Academy solving baking problems, subscribe to the BAKERpedia YouTube Channel & follow her on LinkedIn.
9 05, 2022

Can You Name 15 Dough Conditioners?

Dough strengthener. Bread improver. Crumb softener. A host of regulators and oxidizers. The whole list falls into the category of dough conditioners. While the definition is pretty open-ended, the results are straight forward.  No matter which ones (or combination of ones) you use, they should be accomplishing three main targets for you: Consistent outcome and quality: When you’re baking [...]

13 04, 2022

Use Release Agents for Smoother Production

The journey of dough through a high-speed processing plant can be a long one. From mixing to panning, from baking to packaging, there are plenty of trouble points. While proper formulation and handling is key, you don't want to negate your efforts due to bumpy transportation. This is where release agents come in. They help remove baked [...]

25 03, 2022

Healthy Labelling Regulation with Nutri-Score

As consumer interest in healthy, clean label food continues to grow, so does a need to understand and contextualize the benefits. Nutri-Score is a Front-of-Pack (FoP) nutrition labelling scheme that allows a comparison of food products across categories and brands. It provides an evaluation of positive and negative nutritional aspects of the product's micro, macronutrients [...]

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