WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Bedford Industries announced it has earned its BRC certification, effective Nov. 2, 2019.
The prestigious BRC is a globally recognized standard for food quality and safety, and is reserved for top organizations within the food production chain that exemplify elevated standards for quality, plant sanitation and product safety.
Bedford received the designation after a rigorous audit by the British Retail Consortium’s certifying body, including reviews of Bedford’s machinery, materials’ sourcing, procedures, employee practices, storage, cleaning and transportation.
The designation indicates that Bedford meets internationally recognized food safety standards as established by the Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) benchmarking committee. Bedford moved to this global reach after meeting food safety requirements of annual AIB International audits for the past seven years.
“Achieving BRC certification is another level of commitment to demonstrate to our customers that we place quality and food safety as our highest priorities,” said Jay Milbrandt, president of Bedford Industries. “We’re excited to receive this designation and especially appreciate each of our more than 400 employees who have made a collective commitment to quality and best practices. We’re delighted to bring this level of confidence for our customers.”
BRC certification joins Bedford’s other commitments to quality, including achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification, and sustainable practices such as participation in Operation Clean Sweep/Blue.