New Baking Process Kill Step Calculator for Yeast-Raised Doughnuts Just Released

Our catalog of Baking Process Kill Step Calculators now includes a profile for yeast-raised doughnuts. These calculators are empowering bakeries to validate their food safety preventive controls and accurately evaluate Salmonella destruction in bakery products.

“The food industry has long believed that all biological organisms like yeast or pathogens are killed in the oven, and critical product quality attributes are achieved,” says Lakshmikantha Channaiah, Director of Microbiology at AIB International. “Under FSMA, the FDA is requiring proof of that theory; however, prior to AIB’s latest contribution, there was not publically available research to use as foundational scientific validation.”

This is the seventh calculator developed by AIB International with other calculators available for: nut muffins, cake muffins, whole wheat multigrain bread, crisp cookies, soft cookies, hamburger buns. All calculators and published research information are available for free download on AIB’s website.

“We are committed to the baking industry and this is a demonstrated need as part of FSMA regulations,” said Brian Strouts, Vice President of Baking and Food Technical Services, for AIB International. “We are glad that businesses can turn to us for help validating their kill steps.”
AIB International collaborated with the American Bakers Association and its Food Technical and Regulatory Affairs Committee, and with researchers at Kansas State University and the University of Georgia to produce the Baking Process Kill Step Calculators.

Since the development of the Baking Process Kill Step Calculators over 2,800 industry professionals have downloaded various versions of the calculators.

“This latest development in expanding the kill step calculator’s use now serves the baking industry more broadly,” said ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie. “We are pleased that our partnership with AIB contributes to saving significant industry-wide resources and improving the safety of products.”

Download the entire PDF press release here.