Des Plaines, IL (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
Batory Foods’ 36,000-square-foot facility in Elk Grove Village, IL, has achieved certification in BRC's Global Standard for Food Safety. Following the 2012 certification of our manufacturing plant in Matamoros, Mexico, this achievement furthers Batory’s corporate initiative to attain BRC Global Standards' certification voluntarily across all of Batory’s manufacturing and warehouse facilities.
The Elk Grove Village facility manufactures invert sugar and liquid sucrose; makes custom blends; fills tank trucks; and repacks corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup into pails, drums and totes. Over the course of ten months, the plant implemented controls at every critical point in its processes, adopting BRC’s science-based Hazard Analysis and Critical Controls Points (HACCP) system.
“We’re proud to have implemented this globally recognized, comprehensive set of standards,” says Rick Theodore, Elk Grove Village Facility Manager during the certification, and now Facility Manager at Batory’s Oakley plant in Chicago. “It’s the gold standard for the safety, quality and legality of food and fine ingredients. Covering everything from uniform regulations to documentation for traceability, the certification will benefit both our customers and vendors.”
With an emphasis on continuous improvement, the certification allows the formulators who work with Batory to pass on the heightened confidence that stems from working with a BRC-certified facility. From a vendor perspective, the opportunity to review performance reports across a full spectrum of BRC safety and quality metrics helps identify ways to optimize operations.
“This is a win-win—and a critically important step toward realizing our long-term vision of achieving voluntary BRC certification across all of our facilities,” says Ravi Somanahally, Director of Quality Assurance, Batory Foods. “The ambitious goal, supported at every level of our organization, demonstrates Batory Foods' unwavering commitment to distributing the safest, highest-quality food and fine ingredients.”
About Batory Foods
Founded in 1979, Batory Foods is a leading national ingredients distributor, offering manufacturers the industry's largest portfolio of high-quality food and fine ingredients. With sales professionals covering every major market across the U.S., the family owned and operated business "thinks national" and "acts local," serving national, regional and local manufacturers with an abiding commitment to excellent customer service. Batory Foods' network of distribution facilities serves thousands of customers and spans the full food industry spectrum.