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Contamination with foreign materials is another
area of concern for bakeries as illustrated with
Kroger's recent recall of certain Country Oven
baked goods due to possible metal fragments in the
starch that was used to manufacture the products.
These products were distributed to 29 states.
16 out of 18 recalls
of bakery foods in
2021 were due to
Holding suppliers to the highest standards
Another one of the biggest steps grocery store
bakeries can take to ensure the safety of their
products is to require suppliers to meet the highest
standards.
" We hold our suppliers accountable to provide complete and accurate
allergen controls and information, " said Mike Tilden, director of deli and
bakery for Kansas City, Kan.-based Balls Foods. " After that, we consider
anything produced in our bakery to have potential cross-contamination
and label accordingly as all of the major allergens are present within our
bakeries. Labeling is the best tool we have to inform our consumers. "
Peg Ray, senior manager for product development and innovation
at Manhattan, Kan.-based AIB International, said suppliers to instore
bakeries experience many of the same food safety issues manufacturers
across the supply chain face including package labeling as well as a lack
of allergen and foreign materials controls. To address these issues, she
said suppliers should participate in a recognized outside audit scheme
with a report that shows compliance to standards.
undeclared allergens,
and two resulted from
bacterial pathogens.
US FDA
" Any agreement between the bakery and
the supplier should include a provision that the
supplier immediately notifies the bakery of any
regulatory activity involving the supplier, which
will help keep any unsafe product from reaching
consumers, " Ray said.
Ray said suppliers should have a food safety
plan that includes foreign material removal
and temperature control considerations. Kill
step validation for any baked goods should
also be provided, and bakeries should also
establish specifications for each ingredient and
finished product a manufacturer provides. Retailers should review the
certificates of analysis suppliers provide against the specification for
each lot of material received at the instore bakery, Ray said.
Ray said all manufacturers must comply with the Food Safety
Modernization Act, and their Preventive Controls for Human Food and
Foreign Supplier Verification Programs must be evaluated.
In addition to purchasing documented items from reputable
suppliers, proper sales and customer service support at the store level
is critical when there are questions for the supplier on how to produce
or handle the product in the stores, said Tracey David, quality team
member at Dawn Foods Global, Jackson, Mich.
Randy McArthur, national technical sales at Dawn Foods Global, said
that when they work in the field with customers, they follow food safety
Labeling is the
best tool we have to
inform our consumers. "
- Mike Tilden, Balls Foods
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