Toronto – January 7, 2016
Club Coffee has earned a AA rating under the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. The rating demonstrates Club’s success across the full range of factors that influence the food safety and product quality that consumers expect. A comprehensive audit of Club’s premises, systems and procedures against BRC requirements found that the company meets high standards including on hygiene, the ability to control potential hazards and management control systems.
The successful audit results coincide with Club Coffee’s production launch of its innovative PῧrPod100™, the world’s first Certified 100% Compostable single serve pod for coffee, tea and hot beverages.
The knowledge and commitment to quality and food safety that Club Coffee employees demonstrated on the job proved to be a key factor in achieving the company’s AA rating. The BRC auditor went well beyond reviewing management documentation to develop his assessment. Half of the audit time was spent talking to randomly-selected operations staff on the Club Coffee plant floor.
Those employees proved to have the detailed knowledge of Club Coffee’s processes and systems. They demonstrated their commitment to the key role they play in ensuring that Club Coffee delivers the very highest standards of food safety to its customers and to their consumers. The result was the achievement of a 100% compliance level during that part of the examination.
Major areas of positive attention from the BRC auditor included the Club Coffee commitment to employee training, housekeeping levels throughout Club’s operations and the very high engagement level witnessed throughout the business.
Club is using the results of the BRC audit to reinforce its successes in order to improve operations even more to meet customer expectations. Those expectations are rising as coffee, tea and hot beverage producers are choosing PῧrPod100™ as the right solution to meet consumer demand for single serve convenience without the waste associated with current formats.
BRC Global Standards is the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality Standards Programs for food manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution. BRC Global Standards are generated with the help of technical specialists, retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies from around the world, so everything is based on practicality, rigor and clarity. The BRC Global Standards certification process offers comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.
More information on Club Coffee is available at www.clubcoffee.ca
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