The Illertissen site of BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH has successfully completed certification for the new food safety standard FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification). The certification applies to all products produced in the esterification, spray-drying and food emulsifier systems at the Illertissen site. The FSSC 22000 standard was developed by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification and approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
"This certification is very important to us because it underlines our high standards and our excellent quality in the production of functional foodstuffs, dietary supplements and food additives. We have shown our customers once again that food safety is our highest priority," says Massimo Armada, Head of the BASF Global Business Unit Human Nutrition.
FSSC 22000 was developed for the certification of food safety systems in collaboration with renowned food companies. The standard is a supplement to DIN ISO 22000 and can only be certified in connection with this DIN standard. FSSC 22000 gives companies the opportunity to demonstrate a standard level recognized by the GFSI. Such standards are a frequent prerequisite for being able to supply international food companies.
The Illertissen site produces ingredients and additives for the food industry, health improvement products and products for active and passive fire protection.
About Nutrition & Health
BASF's Nutrition & Health division develops, produces and markets a comprehensive range of products and services from the Pharmaceuticals, Aroma Chemicals, Human Nutrition and Animal Nutrition industries. The division addresses customer needs and enhances their consumers' well-being and quality of life. The division provides the Pharmaceutical industry with active ingredients such as caffeine and ibuprofen, as well as excipients and customized synthesis services. Nutrition & Health produces Aroma Chemicals such as citral and geraniol for the Flavor and Fragrance industry. Important Human Nutrition products are vitamins and carotenoids, plant sterols, emulsifiers and omega-3 fatty acids. Its feed additives such as vitamins, carotenoids and enzymes make Nutrition & Health a worldwide leader for the Animal Nutrition market.
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available at www.basf.com.