Instore bakery packaging: food safety 101

Feb 3, 2022, 13:55 PM by Allison Gibeson

Grocery store bakeries serve as a popular option for convenient, fresh, and ready-to-eat items that can be purchased as a part of a one-stop shopping experience. At the same time, proper labeling of allergens along with the prevention of bacterial pathogens are essential to maintaining a high level of food safety in these bakeries.  

Costly recalls occur when allergens are left undeclared on labeling, and recent examples include Whole Foods Market’s September recall of apple and cherry pies from five stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia due to undeclared milk and eggs. These recalls can become even more far-reaching as Jimmy’s Cookies recalled Marketside chocolate candy cookie cakes form Walmart stores in 23 states in August due to undeclared peanuts.  

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