30 11, 2021

FDA Standard of Identity

FDA Standard of Identity What is FDA Standard of Identity? An FDA Standard of Identity is a collection of US identity statements which define food products that are packaged and marketed. They describe in detail: What a food product must contain (i.e. composition) How the food product must be proportioned How the [...]

4 02, 2020

Do You Have a Foreign Supplier Verification Program?

Validating kill-step reduction of Salmonella is one part of the new Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) bakers should be aware of, but there are other provisions and requirements to keep in mind. Such as FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP), which pertains to  foods and food ingredients manufactured outside of the United States. [...]

8 05, 2019

Kill Step Validation Calculator Now for Fruit-filled Pastry

Brought to you by the AIB InternationalFruit-filled pastries are one of the most popular bakery products in North America and Europe.  This sector is slowly but surely expanding, with new innovations and flavors giving them a fresh appeal.However, if you’re producing fruit pastries you need to be documenting the kill step to be in compliance [...]

5 04, 2019

Are You Ready to Label Bioengineered Food?

Consumers care about what’s on their label, and regulation has been following the trend. Along with other label-changes coming up next year, there is a focus on bioengineered food. Starting in January 2020, bioengineered foods must be disclosed on the label. The Bioengineered Food Disclosure Labeling (NBFDS or Standard) law was passed in 2016, with [...]

12 02, 2019

What’s the Big Deal with the Kill Step Calculator?

You know the importance of the kill step. It’s the point during baking when harmful pathogens likeSalmonella spp. are eliminated. Although it’s always been crucial from a food safety stand point, there’s another layer. Now that FSMA has been rolled out, the kill step must be logged and documented in order for you to be in compliance. [...]

6 04, 2018


Traceability What is Traceability? Traceability is the ability to track a product or ingredient from its source to its final destination. In the food industry, an ingredient or other product is traceable when it can be followed from its source through its production, processing, distribution, and sale. Traceability is the backbone of [...]

6 04, 2018


Self-inspections What are Self-inspections? A self-inspection takes place when a facility examines its own processes. The facility may be looking for potential safety hazards or quality concerns, or simply making sure it is compliant with regulations. Food facilities can conduct these self-inspections to be better prepared for third-party audits, especially when inspections [...]


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