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F. B. ANDERSEN GROUP ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2008 REGISTRATION

F. B. Andersen Group is delighted to share that our team has successfully received ISO 9001:2008 Registration. This is an international standard addressing quality management with the guiding principle of applying best practices at every stage of our business to meet the client specifications and ensure they are satisfied each and every time.

Divided into 20 specific elements, deliberate and organized, ISO 9000 provides a foundation for basic quality management and continuous improvement practices.

QUALITY COUNTS – WESTERN FOOD PROCESSOR MAGAZINE

Quality Counts
Food quality and safety are on the minds of nearly everyone these days, from consumers to growers, government and, of course, the processors who are on the front line of defence against food contamination. There are many quality assurance programs out there for processors to look at, and over the years a lot has changed.

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is an approach to food safety that is systematic and preventive.

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Quality Assurance
Fred Andersen, President of F. B. Andersen & Associates Inc. in Red Deer , says the most significant change in the field of quality assurance will be an increased move to mutual recognition of quality assurance and food safety programs between countries. This will be accompanied by an integration of food safety and quality assurance programs.

“Currently countries all have their own programs,” he says. “The ISO 9000 standards are universally accepted. The European Union wants that plus compliance to their programs i.e. GMP 13, FEMAS. The recent announcement of the publication ISO 22000, a food safety management system should continue that integration.”