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Value Added Products Cooperative achieves Global Food Safety Certification


January 21, 2018

On Dec. 20 VAP achieved Global Food Safety Certification (GFSI) for the first time. VAP received the coveted AA status. The cooperative has historically been audited on General Manufacturing standards (GMP), but over the last three years they initiated steps to achieve Global Standards. The audit was conducted using the British Retail Consortium model (BRC).

“The decision to achieve this level of certification really started three years ago due to a move by many in the food industry who require meeting these standards” said Dirk Merle, CEO of VAP. He went on to say that “The biggest...

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