The Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee(BISSC) passed the BISSC certification process to the American Institute of Baking (AIB), which will continue the announcement and standards setting review process of the ANSI/BISSC Z50.2 Standard.
The board of directors reached a unanimous decision to restructure BISSC at a March 2006 meeting. An effort to revitalize the certification program as well as recent changes spurred the decision. The changes included making BISSC standards a registered ANSI Standard; maintaining that the standard is the Z50 committee; having trained, registered individuals review equipment before certification beginning in January 2007; and resolving to offer third party verification inspection.
An assigned committee, composed of the presidents from the five supporting organizations: AIB, American Society of Baking (ASB), BEMA (The Baking Industry Suppliers Association), Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (BCMA), American Bakers’ Association (ABA), and the BISSC chairman and co-chairman; completed the reorganization process by the end of 2006. The reorganization is as follows:
ASB, the organization that maintains the Z50.1 safety standards will also maintain the Z50.2 sanitation (BISSC) standard. AIB will manage and operate BISSC and administer the registration, marketing and training for BISSC certification. The current board of directors was dissolved.
AIB will organize an advisory committee to consult and assist with various BISSC matters.
These changes are intended to continue the viability of BISSC and its ability to add value to the baking and equipment manufacturing industries.