Great American Appetizers Achieves Certification as a GFSI Manufacturer by Completing the Highest-Level Compliance to the BRC Standard Audit

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After a comprehensive multi-day audit, completed in March 2010, GAA's highest-standard results certify the company as a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) compliant manufacturer.

Great American Appetizers, Inc., a provider of premium appetizer and potato products, demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of food safety by successfully satisfying the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Standard. The company’s multi-day audit, completed in March 2010, resulted in a certification grade of “A”: the BRC’s highest audit achievement. This certifies Great American Appetizers as a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) compliant manufacturer.

The GFSI mission is “continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers”. This internationally recognized certification and grading forum provides a single standard and protocol that is comprehensive in scope, covering all areas of quality, hygiene, and product safety. The BRC Standard is among the Global Food Standards benchmarking systems recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative.

“Our commitment to the fundamentals of food safety management underscores all we do at Great American Appetizers. We are proud to have achieved this highest level of compliance with the BRC. Our international certification is validation of our processes, procedures, and continual improvements. Our customers can have confidence in our dedication to their safety,” states Ellen Meyer, GAA president. The company will continue to stay at the forefront of food safety with annual reviews of this certification.

About Great American Appetizers, Inc.
Great American Appetizers has been providing premium products to the foodservice trade since 1959. From its manufacturing base in Nampa, Idaho GAA specializes in providing proprietary, customized products to the nation's finest regional and national restaurant chains. Decades of experience and unparalleled commitment to quality make Great American Appetizers a highly visible and reliable partner. Visit Great American Appetizers at


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