02 December’ 2020, Kanpur: HL Agro Products, the noted manufacturer & exporter of sesame seeds & corn derivatives has received food safety certification through the British Retail Consortium Global Standards (BRCGS) for its fully automated sesame processing facility based in Kanpur. The facility was given an A Grade following an in-depth audit carried out at the end of September and is now ready to serve customers that require BRC compliance. The accreditation will allow HL Agro to enter sectors of the market only accessible to certified producers as the company continues to increase its market share.
BRC is one of the most highly regarded certification programs recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). It contains requirements for food processors to follow to build an effective food safety management system. The standard aims to harmonize international food safety standards and promotes consistency across the supply chain for food and ingredient manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors. To attain certification, the sesame facility operated by HL Agro underwent a third-party audit of everything from quality management and risk analysis to building standards for food safety, operations, product and process control, and personnel.
HL Agro’s fully automated sesame production line is set up to serve those in need of larger quantities, high standards and short lead times. With this new BRC-approved sesame processing facility, the company aims to service food manufacturers and food-service retailers looking for direct food contact ingredient solutions.
“BRC is one of the most challenging certifications to earn. When you receive a certification from a renowned program like theirs, it supports client trust.” remarked Mr. Akhilesh Sahu, Managing Director – HL Agro. “The BRC Certification is in-line with our commitment to provide the highest quality sesame seeds that protects our customers’ brands. Achieving certification against the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety proves our level of competence in HACPP, hygiene, food safety and quality systems. At the same time, it demonstrates our commitment to consumer safety and stakeholder relations.” he added
The BRCGS is a widely recognized standard with certifying bodies in nearly 100 countries worldwide. By introducing the standard for quality, hygiene and product safety acknowledged by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), HL Agro creates a further level of transparency for its international customers from the food industry and strengthens its position as a quality sesame manufacturer on the market.
HL Agro had previously already underlined its position as a supplier for the food and beverage products market with certifications according to the ISO: 220005, FSSAI, Halal, USFDA & Kosher standards.
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For more information on the BRCGS food safety standards, benefits & certification process, visit: https://www.brcgs.com/