Tasty Baking Co. has announced the shift of two additional production lines to its new manufacturing facility, located in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Joining the pie production line that was commissioned in early November is one of the cupcake lines and the cookie bar line, the company said yesterday (22 December).

In transitioning these production lines, the firm said it is continuing a "strategic and phased approach" to moving the operations from its Hunting Park baking facility to the new LEED-registered bakery.

The full transition is expected to be completed by spring 2010, earlier than previously forecast.

"Although the commercial production of Cupcakes and Cookie Bars in the new facility is an exciting milestone, the continuing start-up, commissioning and transition period will likely impact ongoing operating results. Until fully commissioned, we expect to experience incremental production waste, transportation, training and labor expenses," said president and CEO Charles Pizzi.

The corporate headquarters for Tasty Baking Co. officially transitioned to the Philadelphia Navy Yard in April 2009.