On the Rise, Part 4
Food Safety for the Future
As Gonnella Baking Co. continues to grow, the company distinguishes itself through its sustained commitment to food safety and security.
In addition to industry-standard hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) planning and company-wide food safety protocols, Gonnella undergoes audits by the National Sanitation Foundation and the American Institute of Baking. In 2008, the company was first certified as a British Retail Consortium-compliant facility.
Like much of Gonnella’s process, this certification was customer-driven. Herzog says that, while Gonnella has a commitment to providing safe, quality product to its customers, these food safety achievements have another benefit for the company.
With every new certification, “we’re able to say to new customers, ‘look we have this, too,’” says Herzog. The company is hoping, in this regard, that the quality of their product speaks for itself.