Story: Food and beverage manufacturing

Slicing and wrapping machine

Slicing and wrapping machine

Most bread is now sold ready-sliced and wrapped in plastic bags by machines such as this one at the Quality Bakers plant in East Tamaki, Auckland. Slicing and wrapping of bread were unheard of before 1940. In 1963 sliced wrapped bread represented only 30% of total production – by 1977, 67% was sliced.

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Sarah Wilcox, 'Food and beverage manufacturing - Bread', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Sarah Wilcox, published 11 Mar 2010