Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods announced today that their facility has achieved British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards Certification. The largest hemp food manufacturer in the world to grow, make and sell its own hemp foods, BRC Certification secures Manitoba Harvest as the only globally “certifiable” player in the hemp foods industry.
BRC Certification is the leading global food safety and quality certification program and currently used by suppliers in over 100 countries. BRC food technical standards facilitate standardization of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers’ fulfillment of legal obligations. BRC has become the framework upon which retailers/companies base their supplier assessment - many retailers mandating that they will only consider doing business with BRC certified suppliers.
“Receiving BRC Certification showcases our commitment to food safety and quality. It helps ensure our customers’ get the most delicious and nutritious hemp food in the market,” explained Mike Fata, CEO and cofounder of Manitoba Harvest. “We’ve been in hemp for a long time, and feel our learning curve has positioned us as the experts in the field. Frankly, if a school had a hemp production program we’d already have our PhD.”
To receive BRC Certification, Manitoba Harvest underwent a voluntary audit by a third-party Certification Body that ensures the production, packaging, storage and distribution of safe food and consumer products. The Certification is meant to reassure retailers and end consumers of the capability and competence of Manitoba Harvest’s facility and therefore the integrity of Manitoba Harvest products.