15 08, 2022

Improvements in Thermal Profiling

The IBIE Baking Expo is a great place to see the newest improvements in bakery technology. As the Technical Director of the Wheat Marketing Center in Portland, Oregon, I am always interested in learning about the most cutting-edge advancements in the industry, especially when they build upon tried-and-true methods. For instance, thermal profiling can [...]

2 11, 2020

5 Reasons to Add Thermal Profiling to Your Bakery’s Toolkit

Brought to you by ECD BakeWATCH To accurately produce high-quality, high-yield baked goods, replace guesses and opinions with hard data. Thermal profiling dough and oven temperatures with an in-transit, portable data recorder has many benefits to the commercial wholesale or retail bakery. Here are 5: 1. Consistent dough proofing The importance of proofing must [...]

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 [...]

25 02, 2019

Regulatory Overview

Regulatory Overview What is Regulatory Overview? Regulatory overview deals with the regulatory landscape concerned with food safety. Maintaining clear food safety guidelines allow bakers to take proactive and preventive measures to manage risks associated with everyday operations. Aspects involved in food and bakery regulatory landscape include: Good manufacturing practices and plant hygiene [...]

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. [...]

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