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Dobeles Dzirnavnieks pasta factory receives the prestigious BRC certificate

JSC Dobeles Dzirnavnieks has certified its pasta factory in accordance with the prestigious and internationally recognised British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards for Food Safety. Certification attests to the quality and safety of products, as well as the reliability of its suppliers.

 The obtained certificate confirms the compliance of the quality and safety system established by Dobeles Dzirnavnieks, as well as the use of good production and hygiene practices in accordance with the BRC standard. Many of the retailers in Latvia and elsewhere in Europe choose to cooperate with manufacturers and suppliers whose products are certified according to this standard.

 “Export is one of our priorities, therefore, we plan to proceed with the certification of other factories in the next couple of years. Obtaining the most highly regarded certificates in the world not only provides the opportunity to win new export markets, it is also an acknowledgment to us and the local customers that we operate in compliance with the highest quality standards,” says Kristaps Amsils, Chairman of the Board of JSC Dobeles Dzirnavnieks. “Obtaining the BRC certificate in the food industry is comparable to gaining recognition in an international competition for an athlete – this honourable acknowledgment is earned only by the best that have strived and worked for it with determination and dedication.”

 Dobeles Dzirnavnieks pasta factory was opened in 2012. The company opened a spaghetti factory in 2013, whereas last year – a durum wheat mill.

 The BRC standard complies with the CIES Global Food Safety Initiatives criteria. It contains 400 retailers comprising approximately 200,000 stores and involving the senior management of manufacturing companies. The standard conforms to the latest approaches and methodology for ensuring food safety. It comprises the requirements of a quality management system, a HACCP system, Good Manufacturing Practice – GMP, Good Laboratory Practice – GLP, and Good Hygiene Practice – GHP.

 Obtaining of the BRC certificate forms part of the goals set by the company. Other company production units are currently certified in accordance with ISO 22000, ISO 9001, and GMP B2. The company transport is certified in accordance with GMP B4.1.