BEMA threw its support behind the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Workmen’s Compensation Act. . These acts passed Congress, were signed by the President and are still in force today....

The first Bakery Equipment Guide was distributed at the 1955 Bakery Expo, continued on in 1961, and 1967. . Over 13,000 attendees viewed the first continuous mixing systems of bread production....

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....

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...

The first Baking Expo took place in 1920 in Atlantic City, NJ. . Its purpose was to showcase the products of bakery equipment manufacturers and suppliers....

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