East Balt Bakeries Receives Tier 1 Quality Status

CHICAGO, IL – January 11, 2017 – East Balt Bakeries announced today their Bakeries in Shenyang, Shanghai, Beijing and Hangzhou China have all achieved Tier 1 Quality Status from YUM! China, a strategic global customer. East Balt is a leading bakery supplier for China’s growing Foodservice industry and these bakeries supply sandwich carriers to Kentucky Fried Chicken [KFC], an iconic brand and China’s leading quick-service restaurant concept.


Tier 1 Quality Status is achieved by scoring over 85% across a variety of quality metrics, including STAR Audit [Food Safety Audit], QPR [Quality Process Review] Score and PQNC score [Products Quality None Compliance]. “At East Balt, we uphold the highest quality and food safety standards – across all of our bakeries,” said Mark Bendix, Chief Executive Officer of East Balt Bakeries.“Our processes ensure that we supply products that are safe, of excellent quality and exceed global standards.”


East Balt Bakeries. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, East Balt is a global bakery business spanning four continents with 23 bakeries in 12 countries. East Balt has grown over the last 60 years through partnerships with leading food service organizations and with a dynamic portfolio of high quality products including buns, bagels, English muffins, tortillas and breads. East Balt is recognized as a quality and innovation leader and is committed to driving the success of its customers.# # #


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