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First QMI ISO 22000 Certificate Issued to Bramfood

From left to right: Mr. Baljinder Singh, QA & Regulatory Affairs Supervisor, Bramfood, Wendy Tilford, President, QMI, Muru Rajah, C.E.O, Bramfood, Franco Sgro, Director of Sales, Bramfood

QMI issued its first ISO 22000 certificate to Bramfood Manufacturers and Distributors, of Brampton, Ontario in October 2006.

ISO 22000: 2005 Food Safety Management Systems – Requirements for any Organization in the Food Chain, delivers a common global framework of safety requirements for all organizations in the food supply chain, including crop production, processing, distribution and related operations. It is an international standard that harmonizes various existing national and industry certification schemes. ISO 22000 incorporates all seven HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) principles and implementation plans.

“This certification provides us with a strong competitive edge nationally within our industry, and internationally as we target new European markets in the coming year. It is a useful trade tool for organizations to use in enlarging their global business, and we believe it will help expand market access by cutting down trade barriers, leading to a wider playing field within the food industry,” said Muru Rajah, CEO, Bramfood.

Bramfood manufactures seafood and vegetable goods and uses the motto Quality Uncompromised in its products. And they live by these words! “Since ISO 22000 promotes continuous improvement in our products and processes, the benefit is fewer errors, returns and customer complaints. This will build strong life-long relationships with our suppliers, business partners and customers, and give our company a solid recognition in the food business. In the near future, ISO 22000:2005 will probably be the most sought standard in the food chain” adds Baljinder Singh, MSc., BTech., QA & Regulatory Affairs Supervisor. Currently, Bramfood sells to major retail supermarkets in Canada and the U.S., independent stores and food services distributors.

“This certificate will enable organizations like Bramfood to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing products that, according to their intended use, are safer for the consumer and demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements” said Wendy Tilford, President, QMI.

QMI is uniquely positioned to support ISO 22000. We have extensive experience and expertise in the food industry, including HACCP audit programs, an organic certification program, as well as registration and training services within this sector. To know more about how QMI advances business excellence in the food industry, contact John Kukoly at (800) 465-3717.

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