Vanessa Klimczak

Bay State Milling Company, Quincy, Mass., promoted Vanessa Klimczak (pictured) to senior product applications technologist.  In other news, Bay State Milling says it appointed Andrew Kosco as general manager of the company’s Bolingbrook, Ill., facility; and it hired Nicholas Ahrens as a product applications culinologist.
Bay State Milling also says several of its manufacturing facilities met Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) requirements according to British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards and Safety Quality Foods (SQF) edition 7. 
The following Bay State Milling locations are certified to BRC Global Standards: Winona, Minn.; Clifton, N.J.; Wichita, Kan; Mooresville, N.C.; Indiantown, Fla; Tolleson, Ariz; and Platteville, Colo. Bay State Milling’s Bolingbrook, Ill., is certified to the SQF edition 7 Standards, and officials expect a recently acquired Woodland, Calif., facility will undergo BRC certification in 2014. 
“The Bay State Milling Company team is dedicated to food safety and exceeding our customers’ expectations,” says Julia Ferrell, director of blending quality assurance.  “We have proudly maintained an ‘A’ rating for all GFSI Certifications for three years and continue to look for ways to raise the bar with our food safety practices.”
Bay State Milling has provided flour and other plant-based bakery ingredients since 1899. Visit for more details.