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Bakers can now label bread "fresh". (News Briefs).

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has been told that its members can now employ the words "fresh bread" on their products. Since 1993, the ABA has had to settle for "freshly baked" thanks to the preservative calcium propionate, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said disqualified bread from being called "fresh". The bakers have pointed out that milk and produce industries were allowed to mark fresh on their products even though they were preserved with pasteurization or wax. Now, the FDA has said that one of their departments had been reading the law improperly and says the bakers can use the word "fresh" on baked goods and bread.
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Title Annotation:American Bakers Association
Publication:Food & Drink Weekly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 21, 2002
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