November 6, 2017 Press Release



Bay State Milling Company Announces Availability of SimplySafe™


Natural Heat Treatment Process Provides a Validated Kill Step for Grains and Seeds

 Quincy, MA (November 6, 2017) – Bay State Milling Company now offers SimplySafe™, a natural heat treatment process, for whole grains and seeds. The technology will increase food safety for manufacturers seeking a validated kill step.

While many manufacturing processes include a step such as baking that reduces microbial pathogens, certain applications like cold-pressed bars, granolas, muesli and snack mixes are void of a kill step. SimplySafe™, which is validated to achieve up to a 5-log reduction in Salmonella, minimizes the risk of food borne illness and costly recalls when applied to ingredients used in these products.

“As FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) shifts the way the industry addresses food safety, we’re extremely fortunate to be able to offer our customers a technology like SimplySafe™,” said Jennifer Robinson, Vice President of Corporate Quality Assurance. “Our proprietary process significantly reduces the risk of potential salmonella contamination, the main pathogen of concern in whole grains and seeds.”

SimplySafe™ can be used to treat whole grains, whole seeds and blends. The technology supports clean label claims while maintaining organic and gluten-free certifications. SimplySafe™ also has no impact on the original ingredient, as it maintains flavor, appearance and functionality.

“The addition of this technology further differentiates Bay State Milling Company’s portfolio of ancient grains and edible seeds,” said David Sachs, Vice President and General Manager of Mini-Milling and Blending. “SimplySafe™ adds considerable value and a higher level of food safety to the high quality ingredients we source from secure supply chains around the world.”

SimplySafe™ heat treatment is currently applied at Bay State Milling Company’s Bolingbrook, Illinois facility with plans to expand the capability to Woodland, CA in early 2018.

About Bay State Milling Company

Bay State Milling Company has proudly provided exceptional flour and plant-based ingredients since 1899. The Core Purpose of the Company is to provide food ingredients to promote the growth of healthful and affordable food choices for the consumer.  Bay State Milling is committed to be a leading supplier of sustainable plant-based solutions for grain-based foods through investments in employees, unique supply chains, and specialized ingredient processing technology.  Additionally, Bay State Milling is focused on seed varietal development through its wholly-owned subsidiary, 5th Generation Seed, LLC.  For more information on the Company, visit or call 1-800-553-5687.

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