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What began as a small but thriving bakery in Jackson, Michigan USA nearly a century ago has grown to become the international sweet bakery supplier known as Dawn Foods.
Over the years, Dawn Foods has continually evolved, always supplying quality goods and services in tune with our customers’ needs, but remaining true to core beliefs. Dawn will always be known as a family business, where every individual takes pride in all they do and the customer always comes first.
Today Dawn supplies bakery ingredients and finished sweet bakery products to high street and plant bakeries, retail and foodservice markets worldwide. The fast growing QSR sector is particularly important to Dawn, especially as snacking and eating on the go continue to expand to meet consumer needs. Dawn’s delicious cookies, muffins, donuts and traybakes and other American-style cakes, available in easy to use finished frozen format, are ideal for fast-moving QSR outlets.
Dawn is recognised not only for product innovation but for quality production facilities and commitment to the highest standards in good manufacturing practice too. We operate rigorous quality control throughout all of our businesses to assure our customers of complete traceability throughout the supply chain. We have implemented a quality management system according to ISO 9001: 2008 with an integrated HACCP system. All of our production sites are GFSI accredited (BRC or IFS) to the latest version of the standard.
Our quality management includes a policy of continuous improvement. This means that we select our suppliers and ingredients carefully, with both monitored continuously via planned supplier audits and raw material controls. Our certified quality management system and the integrated HACCP system guarantee the controllable and complete product safety in all steps of the production process.
As well as Halal Certification for all products manufactured at our bakeries in Evesham UK and Steenbergen in the Netherlands, Dawn is committed to responsible sourcing. We hold RSPO (Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil) certification and UTZ Chain of Custody for Cocoa supply. As well as being a nut-free manufacturing site.
“Dawn Foods is committed to offering its customers complete traceability throughout the supply chain as well as the highest standards in bakery production at each site. We also put our corporate social responsibility at the top of the agenda and endeavour to source palm oil and cocoa from sustainable sources”, explains Ralitza Gilbert, Dawn Quality Manager UK.
“Halal and Kosher are increasingly important as retailers and the foodservice sector seek to meet the religious and ethical beliefs of today’s modern consumers. We are delighted to be certified as Halal compliant, are Vegetarian-suitable and nut-free for all products manufactured at Evesham and can perform Kosher productions and certifications if required, for certain products manufactured at Evesham.”