It’s a step that is still very rarely taken by the coconut sugar industry in Indonesia, but it’s a move that we took up because of our commitment to guarantee the safety of our food products: PMA has recently earned the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety certification for our Organic Coconut Sugar processing facility in Purwokerto, Central Java.
BRC is a globally recognized authority in the industry, thus for PMA to be recognized with its certification is another assurance for our partners and consumers about our commitment to International Food Safety Standards. It contains requirements for food processors to follow to build an effective food safety management system. The requirements of the standard address the key elements that must be in place for the organization to ensure production of safe product. BRC Certification is recognized by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), an important consideration when choosing a certification scheme because many major manufacturers and retailers require a GFSI-recognized certification. Other recognized certification schemes include SQF, IFS, FSSC, GLOBALG.A.P. and BAP and CanadaGAP.
BRC standard has requirement for Senior Management Commitment, HACCP, Food Safety and Quality Management System, Site Standard, Product Control, Process Control and Personnel. Choosing Control Union as the certification body to certify our BRC Standard, PMA is proudly improving to comply with all BRC requirements.