QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S. — Bay State Milling has completed its new specialty grain milling facility in Woodland, California, U.S. 

The new Woodland site includes dedicated areas for storing gluten-free and organic plant-based ingredients. With its expanded space for milling and blending of specialty and ancient grains, the facility also supports the processing of gluten-free purity protocol oats.

The company said it has transferred cinnamon milling operations from Bolingbrook, Illinois, U.S., to Woodland to provide updated processes and improved logistics.  

“Along with our recently completed Bolingbrook, Illinois, expansion, we continue to build upon a national network for specialty milling and blending to serve the growing consumer demand for unique and innovative plant-based ingredients,” said David Sachs, vice-president and general manager of mini-milling and blending.

The company also announced that its millet sourcing and processing facility in Sterling, Colorado, U.S., has achieved Safe Quality Food certification, making 100% of its operations Global Food Safety Initiative certified.

The company acquired the Sterling facility in 2017. It supports a large contingency of regional growers, processing conventional and organic hulled white proso, whole white proso and whole red proso millets.

“This achievement is the result of a significant team commitment to our culture of food safety and our customers,” said Jennifer Robinson, vice-president of corporate quality assurance.