Elmshorn, August 6th, 2020 – Confectionery surface treatment specialist Capol GmbH receives the rarely attained BRC Food “AA” classification in this year’s BRC surveillance audit.
Elmshorn, August 6th, 2020 – Confectionery surface treatment specialist Capol GmbH receives the rarely attained BRC Food “AA” classification in this year’s BRC surveillance audit. Having achieved “A” grade last year, this remarkable level of certification clearly demonstrates the company’s relentless commitment to quality and food safety.
With the certification according to the standards put forth by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), Capol GmbH complies with the highest food safety standards in the food-manufacturing industry. The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety provides a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality, quality, and the operational controls for stated criteria in the food and food ingredient manufacturing and processing industry. It is a well-established standard and as a certification program recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) which is trusted by retailers and buyers worldwide as a mark of the highest standards in food manufacturing.
The certification process includes a three-day audit at the company production site (manufacturing related and relevant administrating departments). The audit is performed assessing the rigorous standards covered in the applicable sections of the BRC Global Standard, including senior management commitment, HACCP, product and process controls.
After auditing, independent food-safety auditor and certification body DQS CFS GmbH awarded Capol GmbH with an “AA” rating for adhering to the aforementioned standards. “The quality and safety of our products are our top priority”, says Anke Cohrs-Wolff, Head of Quality Assurance at Capol GmbH. “It is our own demand to live up to the highest possible standards and we are proud that our achievements have been recognized and rewarded with this exceptional grade.”
The audit according to the benchmarks of the British Retail Consortium is only one part in the extensive quality management system of CAPOL, which is certified according to ISO 9001:2015. A broad range of certifications affirms customer’s confidence in CAPOL® products, i.e. the company regularly undergoes Bio, halal, kosher and RSPO audits as well as SMETA audits as a Sedex member.
Founded in 1975, today CAPOL plays a leading role for surface treatment in the confectionery industry. From glazing, anti-sticking, sealing and precoating agents through coated acids to machine release agents, the company provides highly innovative and efficient solutions for the finishing of confectionery, based on proven formulations and in-depth process expertise. Brand names like CAPOL®, CAPOLAN®, CAPOLEX® and FIX GUM® have made a worldwide name for themselves in the industry, for everything from sugar dragées and chocolate to gum products.
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