SAHUARITA, Ariz. – The Green Valley Pecan Company was once again 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 2020 and was issued the certification on July 6, 2020. BRC certification assures customers that Green Valley Pecan Company products are safe, legal, and of high quality.
“Receiving this certification by BRC in the midst of a pandemic is especially telling of the dedication all of our employees have to our industry and our operation,” said Vicki Callicotte, internal auditor at Green Valley Pecan Company. “Representatives commented about the special care Green Valley Pecan Company is taking to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers during this unprecedented global health crisis. We are proud to once again attain the double A score, one of the highest scores a company can achieve for this certification, highlighting our commitment to a safe and high-quality product.”
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.
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