Allied Mills, the flour producer that is part of Associated British Foods, is celebrating after two of its mills were recognised by the American Institute of Baking (AIB).

The producer is now in the unique position of having two mills that have achieved the new higher-rated superior bracket from the AIB.

The AIB audit awarded outstanding ratings to both the Tilbury and Manchester mills, with Tilbury being given a 935 points award, an increase from its previous ‘excellent’ status.  

In addition, James Neill Mill in Belfast has recently been audited for the first time and has also achieved a rating of ‘excellent’.

Steve Barton, managing director, Allied Mills, said: “We are really proud of our achievement. It shows that all our efforts and commitment to excellence have been and continue to be worth it.”