Univar Food Ingredients awarded ISO 22000 certification
Antwerp, Belgium, 27 May 2009 – Univar, a leading European company specialising in the sales, marketing, application and safe handling of a wide range of chemicals and ingredients, announced that it has been awarded ISO 22000 certification for its Food Ingredients business in the UK and Ireland. ISO 22000 is an internationally recognised food safety management system. Based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles, it provides a logical and efficient framework with which food hazards can be identified, controlled and most importantly – prevented.
Safety is the first and foremost priority for Univar and the company has been committed to providing the food and beverage industry with the highest standard of products handled with the utmost safety for more than 30 years in the United Kingdom.
Univar Foods provides a wide range of services and a portfolio of over 2,000 high quality ingredients, such as natural and functional ingredients, modified and native starches and much more to cover food and beverage requirements for food manufacturers, locally, nationwide and across the rest of Europe.
“Many of our customers in the food industry are now demanding that we have a food safety accreditation. ISO 22000 gives our customers additional confidence in the safety, quality and reliability of the products that we supply into the food industry,” commented David Jukes, Chief Executive - UK, Ireland, Nordic & Distrupol.
“We employ technical experts so that we can create unique solutions to application and processing issues such as fat, sugar and salt replacements, clean label and functional solutions. This is one of our key ingredients to success: delivering local solutions that match our customers’ needs,” said John van Osch, President Univar Europe.
Operating from 56 distribution locations in 20 countries across Europe, Univar’s 2,400 local employees serve more than 50,000 European customers in a diverse range of industries including coatings, food, personal care, pharma and other major sectors.
To learn more about Univar Europe, please visit: http://www.univareurope.com/