BEMA purchased thousands of dollars in War Bonds and encouraged its members to purchase bonds and freeze equipment prices to support the war effort.
Curious as to what else was going on during this time? Here’s a good resource that describes what life was like 100 years ago.1942
BEMA’s Technical Committee was created in 1948 to study federal, state and municipal sanitation regulations for baking machinery. Today, BEMA established the Baking Industry Forum.
BIF is a small group of bakers and suppliers who come together to discuss topics and issues facing the commercial baking industry. Read more about BIF at https://www.bema.org/bif/1948
The Technical Committee established the first sanitation codes for BEMA members. In 1949 BEMA, along with allied organizations, helped form the Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee whose purpose is to develop and promote sanitation standards for bakery equipment. Read about the Z50.2 sanitation standards.1949
BEMA joined forces with American Bakers Association and AIB International to fund the rewrite of the BISSC/ANSI Z50.2. What an honor to support the continued growth of our industry and continued improvements to baking safety and sanitation.