RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA – Blue California, an ingredient manufacturer in Southern California, announced today that it is one of the first ingredient suppliers in North America to be certified to the new ISO 9001:2000 quality management standard. Underwriter Laboratories Inc. (UL) performed the ISO 9001:2000 assessment on Blue California and presented the company with their certificate.
The ISO 9000 series of international standards for quality management is among the most widely known and successful of the 13,000 standards published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO has become the most recognized international reference for quality requirements in business-to-business dealings. ISO 9001:2000 is the most recent ISO standard and is the most rigid developed to date. Blue California is one of very few ingredient suppliers recognized as meeting this new, more demanding set of qualification criteria
Cecilia McCollum, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, states, “We are very pleased that our corporate office and distribution center have met the rigid standards and requirements of the ISO 9001:2000 certification program. This achievement represents our ongoing commitment to quality and to developing higher standards in our quality management. Our manufacturing facility has been ISO certified since 2002 and we are thrilled to have accomplished ISO compliance at our California facility also.”
ISO 9001:2000 provides the requirements on what constitutes an effective quality management system. It monitors what an organization does to fulfill the customer's quality requirements, and applicable regulatory requirements, while aiming to enhance customer satisfaction, and achieve continual improvement of its performance in pursuit of these objectives.
Blue California specializes in the manufacture of botanical extracts and other specialty ingredients using raw materials from around the world. Its ISO 9000-certified extraction facility produces high quality ingredients offered through its headquarters in California and its East Coast office. In addition, Blue California offers a line of Kosher-certified ingredients, as well as value-added services such as blending, granulation, and milling.
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