Pineridge Bakery

Pineridge Bakery

December 01, 2011 08:00 ET

Pineridge Bakery Achieves Highest Certification Under BRC Global Standard for Food Safety

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2011) -

Attention: Food Editors

All four Pineridge Bakery manufacturing facilities (Gourmet Baker and Oakrun Farm Bakery) have achieved the highest level of certification possible under the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety, one of the standards approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Pineridge Bakery successfully completed its BRC audits in November and received an "A" rating for its manufacturing practices and food safety standards.

"For over 30 years, we've prided ourselves on operating according to the highest quality production and food safety standards within our bakeries," said Tony Tristani, Sr. VP and GM of Manufacturing at Pineridge Bakery. "This globally recognized certification underscores our commitment to these standards and to making high quality products that meet the needs of our valued customers."

The BRC Global Standards are a leading global safety and quality certification program, widely used throughout the world by suppliers and global retailers. They facilitate standardization of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers' fulfillment of legal obligations, and also help provide protection to the consumer.

The Global Food Safety Initiative is an international non-profit foundation managed by The Consumer Goods Forum. GFSI's mission is to provide continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide.

About Pineridge Bakery

Pineridge Bakery, a Pineridge Group company, is the home of two of Canada's leading manufacturers of value-added and premium baked goods, Gourmet Baker and Oakrun Farm Bakery.

Pineridge Bakery produces a broad range of innovative thaw-and-sell, ready-to-serve, freezer-to-oven and proof-and-bake products sold across Canada and in the United States.

About Oakrun Farm Bakery

Oakrun Farm Bakery is a high-quality, highly efficient supplier of affordable fresh and frozen baked goods to the retail, foodservice, private label and co-pack business segments. Oakrun Farm Bakery produces Danish pastries, cakes, tarts, bagels, English muffins, crumpets, sweet muffins, hotcakes and proportioned frozen batters. Oakrun Farm Bakery is located in Ancaster, Ontario. Website:

About Gourmet Baker

Gourmet Baker is a leading manufacturer of baked and unbaked desserts and breakfast pastries for the in-store bakery and foodservice business segments. Gourmet Baker produces a wide variety of fully decorated cakes, Danish pastries, croissants, crumpets, deluxe dessert bars and squares. Two bakeries are located in Burnaby, British Columbia, and one bakery in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Website:

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries please contact:
    Pineridge Bakery
    Andra Zondervan
    Director of Marketing
    1-800-263-6422 ext. 209