A LIMERICK food supplier was the latest business in the country to be certified to top global standards.
Richardsons, a provider and supplier of fresh foods to commercial kitchens, has been awarded FSSC 22000 status from the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).
The FSSC 22000 Standard (Food Safety System Certification) is fully recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and demonstrates that a company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place.
Matthew Richardson, Managing Director of Richardsons, said that the accreditation was proof of the company’s dedication to quality and safety.
“We are so proud of achieving this globally recognised food safety standard. The FSSC 22000 Certification is testament to our commitment to the quality, safety, and well-being of both our customers and consumers across Ireland,” he said.
“We’ve grown this business from strength to strength over 40 years while always focusing on our core values. We always stay true to sourcing and supplying the highest quality, freshest food from our family of trusted people, food producers, and partners. Our committed, experienced and passionate team work hard every day to serve and delight our customers. This ethos is at the core of our family business, enabling us to survive and thrive, even in the face of huge multinational competitors in our marketplace,” he concluded.
Mr Richardson was officially presented with the FSSC 22000 certificate by NSAI’s CEO, Geraldine Larkin.
Congratulating Richardsons, she said: “NSAI is Ireland’s official standards body and is also the only Irish-based certification body for FSSC 22000. Achieving FSSC 22000 certification provides key assurance to companies such as Richardsons and their customers in relation to the quality of their product.”
“It provides confidence that food safety management systems are not only robust but also benchmarked against the highest standards in the industry. Taking this approach prepares a food business to take on everyday challenges,” she said.