Vision: That all our food meets the high quality standards of consumers and meets or exceeds all food safety laws, regulations and guidelines.
To meet or exceed government standards and regulations
To be food safety certified through the Global Food Safety Initiative with third party food safety audits at all bakeries
Ensure customer complaints stay well under industry average with continuous improvement initiatives
Provide food solutions to our Brands and our Customers around healthier food, simpler ingredients, organic/GMO opportunities
Utilize ARYZTA Integrated Management System (AIMS) to standardize policies and processes around Food Quality and Food Safety
Policies & Guidelines
AIMS is ARYZTA’s comprehensive set of programs, policies, guidelines, and requirements for our bakery operations. Currently there are 27 separate AIMS programs covering such topics as People Safety, Food Safety, Food Quality & Environmental Compliance, Sustainability, Traceability and Crisis Management, Contingencies, Procurement and IT. Each bakery is required to comply with AIMS programs
Customer requirements are a central component of all of our baking operations. Each customer’s specifications, expectations and requirements are documented to ensure compliance
ARYZTA has not sold any banned or disputed products
ARYZTA’s internal policies require compliance with all food safety laws and regulations, including labelling requirements and there were no incidents of non-compliance with those laws and regulations in 2015
Our 2015 Results
Global Food Safety Initiative certification
In North America, 23 of ARYZTA bakeries have received certification from the Global Food Safety Initiative with an annual re-audit and recertification by independent third party auditors
In Europe: all of ARYZTA bakeries are certified by the IFS and/or BRC standard with many being certified as well by AIB standards.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are raw materials that have been bioengineered to improve crop yields, resist pests, or increase nutrient levels. While many crops in North America are grown with GMO seeds, there is a growing interest in consumers to reduce or eliminate GMO’s in their diets. It is a goal of the La Brea Bakery brand to serve only non-GMO food—and our work continues to certify La Brea Bakery artisan bread as non-GMO through the non-GM Project third party certification process. In Europe, ARYZTA do not use products that consist of or contain ingredients produced from GMOs.
In 2015 in North America La Brea Bakery launched two organic breads – take and bake organic wheat and organic French loaf. ARYZTA Europe includes several organic food items in the portfolio, such a baguettes, loafs, croissants and others.
Otis Spunkmeyer “No Funky Stuff”
In 2015 ARYZTA launched our new Otis Spunkmeyer “No Funky Stuff” trademark, highlighting that these recipes are made with no artificial flavors or colors, no high-fructose corn syrup, and no partially hydrogenated oils.
In ARYZTA, as the bulk of food is preserved by flash freezing additive usage is limited to the lowest level required and natural alternatives are used whenever possible.
ARYZTA’s quality teams are working towards delivering more Clean Label formulations for our customers as this development is now a leading area of interest for customers and consumers. As the bulk of ARYZTA’s food is preserved by flash freezing, ARYZTA is well placed to lead clear label developments.