GFSI Certification Achievement for USCS of California
U.S. Cold Storage of California announced it has earned certification through the British Retail Consortium (BRC) under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for three additional California facilities, Tulare (2) and Fresno.
“The BRC certification is validation of our long-term commitment to providing the highest quality food safety standards through the supply chain”, explains Rod Noll, Vice President – Western Region. “A growing number of manufacturers, retail, and food service companies in North America require this independent certification. Tracy is our fourth distribution center certification, and we intend to have most of our distribution centers certified by the end of the year.”
Lisa Battino, Regulatory Compliance and Safety Manager for US Cold Storage, explains the company’s rationale in seeking the certification.
“Globally recognized certification such as BRC helps us to ensure our distribution centers and food safety practices are meeting the best possible standards and provide valuable third party recognition of our commitment to our customers.”
Originally introduced in 2006, the Global Standard for storage and distribution provides the essential certification link between the range of BRC manufacturing standards and the end user, the retailer, and the food service company. BRC has been recognized internationally as the leader in food safety certification. As a member of the GFSI, the BRC is committed to continuous improvement of its food safety standard and requires the same continuous improvement from the distribution centers they certify.
Source: USCS United States Cold Storage