Newly OU Kosher-Certified Bellarise Oil Reducer Helps Cut Baking Costs

Transitory or not, inflation has become the face of supply chain disruption. According to the USDA, the consumer price index rose by 6.8% in November 2021 from November 2020. To help its customers reduce production costs, the Pak Group, owner of the Bellarise brand, launched OU Kosher-certified,  Bellarise oil reducer. This new product is an enzyme-based dough improver that has been shown to reduce oil costs in breads, hamburger buns and yeast-raised donuts.  

The baking industry is experiencing dramatic price increases on a wide range of commodities, including wheat, corn, and soybean oil. Supply chain transportation slowdowns have created upward pressure on all prices.  

“There are a lot of inflation hot spots right now,” observes Lee Sanders, American Bakers Association’s senior vice president, government relations and public affairs.

Pak Group’s Bellarise, promises to cut costs by 15% to 30% and reduce oil use in breads by up to 50%, or more, depending on your formula according to Alex Peña, director of product development and technical services for Bellarise. 

Pena outlined further benefits saying, “Maintain or enhance your breads’ texture and overall quality. Retain or add a clean label, kosher or non-GMO claim to your packaging. To top it all off, our all-natural Bellarise oil reducer may also be customized for use in organic recipes.”  “Consequently, industrial and commercial bakeries are doing their best to keep their breads’ retail prices under control while continuing to bake top-quality products,” he said. “After bringing all our resources together and drawing from our experience crafting custom enzyme-based solutions, we developed the answer: Bellarise oil reducer.” 

If you’re interested in exploring this product, contact your Rabbinci Coordinator (RC) who will be able help you sourcing and contact information.  If you don’t know who your RC is email Phyllis Koegel

Phyllis Koegel
As the Marketing Director for OU Kosher, the world’s leading Kosher certifying agency, Phyllis is responsible for the marketing and new business development by assisting food producers worldwide obtain OU Kosher certification for their products. Phyllis developed an early passion for consumer behavior and marketing. She joined the Orthodox Union in 2006 after serving as Marketing Manager for Sabra Hummus. At Sabra Hummus, she helped launch the hummus category to the American market. Hummus became a staple in American households and grew to a billion-dollar food category. Sabra Hummus was purchased by Pepsico in 2008 and has grown to over $1 billion in annual sales. Prior to joining Sabra, Phyllis was involved in the development and success of the International Kosherfest Trade show. As Show Director from 1989 – 2002, she worked with thousands of Kosher food manufacturers and oversaw the strategic planning and execution of the show. Phyllis was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. She obtained an MBA in Marketing from Pace University in 1988. She now lives in Woodmere, N.Y. and has three children and sixteen grandchildren.