Kemin received Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000), a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized scheme; this certification is for all food ingredients manufactured in its Belgian facility.
A global nutritional ingredient manufacturer, Kemin is committed to continuous improvement and promotion of food safety. This certification, FSSC 22000, was developed for food safety systems of organizations in the food chain that process or manufacture animal products, perishable vegetable products, products with a long shelf life and other food ingredients, including: additives, vitamins, bio-cultures and food packaging material manufacturing.
“As a manufacturer of ingredients used in the global food supply, our number one priority is to ensure the quality and safety of our products,” stated Melanie Galloway, president of the food technologies division. “Although acquiring GFSI recognized certifications is not required of Kemin, we realize this level of certification will provide additional value to our customers as well as peace of mind knowing Kemin delivers on its promise to provide quality, safe ingredients.”
This level of quality and food safety certification reinforces the company’s commitment to providing only the highest quality products. Many steps are taken daily to guarantee the safety of Kemin products:
- Compliance with relevant food safety regulations.
- Monitoring suppliers, partners and contractors to ensure good manufacturing practices are in place, and the stringent quality and safety standards required by Kemin are met.
- Securing a continuous, safe supply through comprehensive raw material risk assessments.
- Leadership that promotes employee involvement.
“At Kemin, food safety begins with innovative product development, continues with Good Manufacturing Practices, and extends until the final product is consumed by the end-user,” said Dr. Chris Nelson, president and CEO of Kemin Industries. “We remain committed to integrating food safety and quality management principles into our critical business processes and decision-making practices.”
Kemin – Inspired Molecular Solutions™
Kemin (www.kemin.com) provides “inspired molecular solutions” specifically developed to provide nutrition and health benefits for humans and animals. Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where approximately 500 specialty ingredients are made for the global feed and food industries as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. A privately held, family owned and operated company, Kemin has nearly 1,500 employees and operates in more than 90 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United states.