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Three of our food safety and baking experts were on some of the recent 'BAKED in Science' podcasts. You can check them out below.

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Preventing Allergen Cross-Contact in Your Facility
Preventing Allergen Cross-Contact in Your Facility
AIB International manager of food labeling Elaine Meloan recently explored the topic “Regulatory perspectives on labeling coconut and sesame as allergens” for Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery.
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The Importance of Self-Inspection: AIB International Bringing the Future Into Focus
The Importance of Self-Inspection: AIB International Bringing the Future Into Focus
The self-inspection process is crucial to your facility’s success in ensuring food safety. That’s why AIB International is developing tools to take self-inspection into the future and make them more easily accessible to you and your team.
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Is it Gluten-Free? The Rise of Clean Labels in Food Production
Is it Gluten-Free? The Rise of Clean Labels in Food Production
“How do you make it taste so good?”    “What’s your secret ingredient?”    “Can you share that recipe?”

Such familiar comments and compliments may be shared after enjoying an especially tasty food. These days, we’re also apt to hear another question added to the mix:

“Is it gluten-free?”
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On-Site Kill Step Consulting Takes Your Facility’s Validation to the Next Level
On-Site Kill Step Consulting Takes Your Facility’s Validation to the Next Level
Time and temperature. Not only are they important to the baking process, but both are necessary to kill harmful pathogens at the point of production, ensuring food safety and maintaining consumer confidence in your brand and products. But how do you validate the kill step as a food safety control?
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BakePro Certification: Customizing Trusted Expertise at your Convenience
BakePro Certification: Customizing Trusted Expertise at your Convenience
Training is crucial to staying ahead of the curve in the baking industry. When considering the types of training that would be most beneficial for your facility and employees, it’s important to remember the three C’s.
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Tip of the Week: Don’t Turn Treats into Tricks – Tips for Managing Allergens
Tip of the Week: Don’t Turn Treats into Tricks – Tips for Managing Allergens
With Halloween quickly approaching and candy buckets soon to be loaded with everyone’s favorite treats, people with food allergies depend on manufacturers to ensure their safety.
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Tip of the Week: Your Fitness Tracker Could Violate GMPs
Tip of the Week: Your Fitness Tracker Could Violate GMPs
It seems like everybody is tracking their steps as a way to motivate themselves and improve their fitness. But should fitness trackers be worn by employees in food manufacturing facilities? Historically, all jewelry and watches have been prohibited, so does wearing a fitness tracker violate GMP regulations?
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Tip of the Week: Self-Inspection – Do You Know Where to Start?
Tip of the Week: Self-Inspection – Do You Know Where to Start?
Do you understand your priorities during a facility self-inspection? Or what to look for in various trouble spots that are important to facility maintenance and sanitation? And how often you should be conducting a self-inspection? As part of a multidisciplinary self-inspection program, each of these questions should be addressed to help identify and correct issues before they become serious.
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Tip of the Week: Understanding Effective Date, Compliance Date, and Enforcement Date for FSMA’s Intentional Adulteration Rule
Tip of the Week: Understanding Effective Date, Compliance Date, and Enforcement Date for FSMA’s Intentional Adulteration Rule
We’ve been getting many questions about the different dates the FDA has published for the FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule. This FAQ addresses the differences and what they mean. If you need more help, please send us an email for assistance.
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Tip of the Week: Proper Attention to Spice
Tip of the Week: Proper Attention to Spice
As food companies expand their selection of seasoned products, proper attention must be given to the procurement, storage, and handling of spices, seeds, and seasonings. Here are our tips for correctly maintaining the flavors of fall and all the seasons.
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