WAUKEGAN, Ill., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WOODLAND FOODS®, importer and supplier of specialty natural ingredients, has received the highest level of British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation. With this A-level BRC Certification, WOODLAND FOODS has attained the highest global food safety standard for the receipt, storage, blending, packaging and transport of dry foods and ingredients.
"Obtaining our certification to the Global Food Safety Initiative demonstrates our company-wide commitment—from our President to our food-handling professionals — to making food safety our first priority," said Jerry Kruse, Director of Quality Assurance and Technical Services, WOODLAND FOODS. "Achieving the highest level of certification, 'A Grade', ensures customers, indisputably, the safety and quality of our products."
"Achieving A-Level BRC certification speaks volumes about our company-wide commitment to exceeding rigorous quality standards through ensuring consistent quality, maintaining stringent Quality Assurance methods and providing expert product knowledge supported by years of experience," said David Moore, President and CEO, WOODLAND FOODS. "Our dedication to quality gives our customers peace of mind, which is exceptionally important in the food industry."The BRC Global Standards are a leading global product safety and quality certification program used by certificated suppliers in over 100 countries and is recognized as a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) benchmarked food safety scheme. A growing number of retailers and major manufacturers in Europe and North America require this independent certification from their suppliers. They facilitate standardization of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers' fulfillment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer. WOODLAND FOODS is the premier importer and supplier of more than 1,100 specialty natural ingredients. WOODLAND FOODS specializes in product innovation and providing unique food choices through global sourcing, custom blending, custom processing, variety and convenience. Ingredients in the WOODLAND FOODS portfolio includes: mushrooms, chiles, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and spices, grains, rices, flavored couscous and orzo, beans, lentils, dried fruit, nuts, truffle products, sea salts and more. Click to view our newest catalog. For more information, visit www.WOODLAND FOODS.com. For more information, contact: Jenna Oltersdorf, Snackbox773.715.0879 or firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE WOODLAND FOODS