At Acacia EPZ we are committed to strict adherence to the most recent global food safety and quality standards, and exceeding the highest quality standards.
For many years, Acacia has been committed to an ambitious quality policy in order to be as transparent as possible towards our clients, and ensure the safety of the consumers who eat our products. Acacia holds several internationally recognized certifications. They help us meet and go beyond our clients expectations.
STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION
FOOD SAFETY: FSSC 22000 CERTIFICATION.
Acacia EPZ is in the final stages of FSSC 22000 Certification, having gone through all the requisite audits with the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). The Foundation Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) offers a complete certification Scheme for the auditing and certification of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) or FSMS and Quality Management Systems (FSSC 22000-Quality).
Through meeting the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Benchmarking Requirements, the FSSC 22000 Scheme has been given full recognition since 2010. GFSI recognition demonstrates that the Scheme meets the highest standards globally leading to international food industry acceptance. Furthermore the Scheme is widely accepted by Accreditation Bodies worldwide and supported by important stakeholders like FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) and the Consumer Brands Association (CBA).
Acacia EPZ observes strict adherence to the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) method. This is a systematic preventive approach to food safety: it goes from biological, chemical and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe, to designs measurements to reduce these risks to a safe level.
This method helps us ensure that the finished products we supply have no allergen, no contaminants (chemical, physical, biological) and no GMOs.
SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL COMMITMENTS.
The East African organic products standard has been written for organic production in East Africa and has been adapted to conditions in East Africa. The purpose is to have a single organic standard for organic agriculture production under East African conditions.This East African organic products standard has been based on organic standards currently in place in the region as well as the IFOAM Basic Standards and the Codex Alimentarius guidelines for the production, processing, labelling and marketing of organically produced foods.
Tthe East African organic products standard can be used for self-assessment by producers, declarations of conformity in the marketplace, certification by certification bodies in the region, or other kinds of verification. If the standard is used for the purposes of third-party certification, inspection and certification should be carried out in accordance to international norms, such as ISO Guide 65 or the IFOAM Accreditation Criteria. If adherence to the standard is verified through other mechanisms, those mechanisms shall adhere to the principles of competency, integrity and transparency.
The standard is intended for the development of organic production and trade in the East African region. The standards can be a platform for a common label for organic products in East Africa and for developing consumer trust.
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