GREEN VALLEY PECAN COMPANY CONTINUES TO BE CERTIFIED WITH HIGHEST AVAILABLE RATING FOR FOOD SAFETY
SAHUARITA, Ariz. – Once again, the Green Valley Pecan Company was recognized by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for high standards in food safety with an AA Rating. As the first pecan processor in the world certified by BRC, Green Valley Pecan Company continues to be a leader in food safety practices and has maintained this certification every year since 2009.
Green Valley Pecan Company was audited for this certification in June 2018 and was issued the certification on July 10, 2018. BRC certification assures customers that Green Valley Pecan Company products are safe, legal, and of high quality.
“Attaining the highest score a company can achieve for this certification means that we hold food-safety at the foremost of everything that we do here. Not only are we able to provide a high-quality product, we also provide a safe product, which I think is most important,” said Vicki Callicotte-Cornelius, Quality Assurance Project Coordinator at Green Valley Pecan Company. “It is important to me and my colleagues to know that the pecans we produce at Green Valley Pecan Company are not only great tasting and healthy, but also meet the highest international food safety standards.”
BRC was founded in 1996 by retailers who wanted to harmonize food safety standards across the supply chain. Today, BRC is globally recognized across both food and non-food categories, and it operates the most rigorous third-party certification scheme of its type. BRC Global Standards guarantee the standardization of quality, safety, and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organizations.