Huon Aquaculture has become the first Australian business of its kind to obtain a AA grade in two categories from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards, a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by over 23,000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries.
Huon received the coveted AA rating after a testing and accreditation process of its new Huon Smokehouse & Product Innovation Centre at Parramatta Creek, Tasmania.
Huon Aquaculture Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Peter Bender said the BRC rating was a testament to years of hard work and commitment to standards of excellence.
“Huon has been working tirelessly for three decades to produce and distribute safe, high quality food to Australian consumers,” Bender said.
“BRC is globally regarded as the industry wide benchmark certification for best practice, quality and food safety in the food industry.”
“We are exceptionally proud to be the first Australian salmon company to achieve this rating in two categories.” “We believe this helps us produce some of the best tasting salmon products available in the Australian market,” Bender said.
The BRC Standard ensures customers can be confident in a company’s food safety program and supply chain management. All BRC audits are carried out by a global network of highly trained certification bodies and training providers.
The standard ensures exceptionally high standards when it comes to the competence, qualifications and experience of its auditors which ensures the audit standards are stringently maintained.
Bender said the new Smokehouse and Product Innovation Centre was one of the most advanced in the world.
“This facility is a crucial step in ensuring we are taking the highest quality, innovative products to market, all proudly carrying the Tasmanian brand,” Bender said.