Southern Bakeries, LLC Receives Superior Rating from the American Institute of Baking 

For Immediate Release   

Joseph E. Latouf
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
(317) 272-3600

Kit Gibson

Director of Sales
(214) 629-9240

HOPE, ARKANSAS - The American Institute of Baking awards a “SUPERIOR” Rating to Southern Bakeries, LLC (Southern) after receiving an audit score of 910.

Rick Ledbetter and Mike Nelson of Southern Bakeries, LLC recently announced that Southern’s Hope production facility had received a “Superior” Rating after an AIB Audit for Muffin and Bagel production, shipping, receiving and maintenance departments. Southern would like to congratulate its hard working staff for their success in the AIB Audit. Southern would also like to recognize Pam Miller for her efforts in leading and managing the audit preparation.

The American Institute of Baking performs an annual audit that is based on their published AIB Consolidated Standards for Food Safety. The Standards for Food Safety are published for food processors’ usage, to evaluate the food safety risks and compliance levels to the criteria in the Standards. The Standards contain the criteria and rating methods used to assign numerical scores to the facility. The criteria is a combination of good management principles; The Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act; Good Manufacturing Practices; U.S. Military Sanitary Standards; and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The facility being inspected is given a total score and a rating based on that score.

Southern Bakeries, LLC, produces Nature's Grain® Bagels, English Muffins, Focaccia Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, Brown & Serve Rolls, and Energy Bars.  Southern also produces private label goods for the commercial bread section, in-store bakeries, deli and food service, and is the #1 producer of private label English Muffins.  Southern builds on a tradition of over 90 years of specialty baking excellence and provides its customers with a strong retail grocery heritage of tradition, high value and satisfaction.  Southern operates two production facilities, with locations in Wichita, Kansas and it's headquarters in Hope, Arkansas. 

For Customer and Broker information, please contact Joseph E. Latouf, Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at joe.latouf@southernbakeries.com.



Southern Bakeries, LLC
2700 East 3rd Street Hope, AR 71801
Phone: 1-800-643-1542 ext. 466
Fax: (972) 818-7625