PGPI gets AA BRC

25 Aug 2016

PGPI’s Evansville plant in Indiana, USA has recently undergone its primary annual Food Safety & Quality Audit and successfully followed its sister plant in Woodland, California by achieving an AA BRC rating.

PGPI gets AA BRC

Extruded ingredients company PGP International, part of ABF Ingredients, says it is hugely committed to safety – for staff, for professional partners, for customers and for consumers. Consequently, PGPI’s Evansville plant in Indiana, USA has recently undergone its primary annual Food Safety & Quality Audit and successfully followed its sister plant in Woodland, California by achieving an AA BRC rating. BRC is a global standard in food safety and quality and achieving the highest rating available with just two easily addressed minors demonstrates, said PGPI, the company has showcased the very best in equipment, processes, documentation and employee behaviours.

Last year, PGPI notes, BRC introduced its Version 7 Certification Audit, its most rigorous audit to date. The audit dives deep into a range of elements covering:

+ Quality management

+ Process control

+ Site standards

+ Continual improvement

+ Personnel

+ Food fraud

+Allergens

The BRC audit was carried out by an independent and specially trained certification provider and was hosted by PGPI’s Evansville site management team including Brad Jenkins, Site Manager, and Khristy La Fontaine–Thompson, Site QA Manager. Attaining the standards required for an AA rating is only the first step as the audit process itself requires time and staff dedication to ensure that everything is in place, the company said.

“Achieving the AA rating in Evansville required the on-going commitment of all members of staff across the site,” said Andy Hodson VP of Operations for PGPI. “This kind of achievement is built on good leadership and the expectation and understanding that every team member in the plant is responsible for our success. The Evansville Team should feel very proud of the standards they set for themselves and for this fantastic achievement.”