We strive to be a bold, visionary baked foods company with the consumer at the core of everything we do. From school lunches to weekend cookouts, we offer quality products that meet a variety of dietary preferences. We care about how our food is made… because we eat it too.

Food Safety & Quality (FSQ)

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Training, Inspections & Certifications

The safety and quality of our bakery foods are responsibilities we take very seriously. We provide regular food safety training for our team members and operate clean and efficient bakeries that are regularly inspected by local, state, and industry agencies. All Flowers bakeries are Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certified. Certification requires a full review of our food safety plans and quality systems. We conduct comprehensive evaluations of product safety and quality parameters throughout the production process, including finished product evaluations and shelf-life tests.


Flowers Foods upholds quality and food safety requirements for suppliers, including audit records for the quality and safety of their raw materials and packaging. Our bakeries maintain these audit records as part of their GFSI certification.

Health & Wellness

For more than 100 years, Flowers Foods has offered consumers a wide selection of delicious bakery foods that meet various dietary needs, preferences, and lifestyles.

We have varieties that offer one or more of the following characteristics:

  • No artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • Sugar free or lower in calories
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • USDA Organic
  • Certified gluten free
  • 100% whole grain

In 2020 and 2021, our organic and gluten-free products composed 16.3% and 17.9% of sales, respectively.

Our GMO Ingredient Commitment

For more than 100 years, Flowers Foods has offered consumers a wide choice of delicious bakery foods that meet certain dietary needs, preferences, and lifestyles.

That commitment to consumer choice can be seen in our quality ingredients, which meet all federal regulatory standards. Wheat, the main ingredient in our bakery foods, comes from non-GMO crops. Our Dave’s Killer Bread products are Non-GMO Project Verified and are Certified USDA Organic. Some products, under other brands, also are Non-GMO Project Verified. You can find our non-GMO bakery foods by looking for the Non-GMO Project butterfly logo on the package.

We produce other bakery foods that do contain minor ingredients derived from genetically modified crops, such as soy, corn, sugar beets, and cottonseed.

Organic Products

You can find organic baked foods under the Dave’s Killer Bread brand. These products are certified organic by the USDA in accordance with the National Organic Program. They also are verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project.

In New England and mid-Atlantic markets, we also offer Barowsky’s Organic breads, buns, and rolls. These items are USDA certified organic.