Rich’s frozen and UHT (ultra-high temperature) emulsions manufacturing facility in Daegu, Korea recently received the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) certification from the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA).
After a rigorous inspection process, the KFDA confirmed that the Daegu facility satisfactorily meets all the HACCP food safety and quality assurance requirements, making Rich’s Korea the first non-dairy emulsions manufacturer in Korea to receive the certification.
“Because we strive to be the customers’ trusted first choice, we voluntarily invest in food safety by achieving HACCP Certification at every one of our manufacturing facilities in Asia,” said Jeff Kim, President of Rich’s Asia-Pacific region.
Under the leadership of Peter Park, operations manager, the Daegu facility achieved the HACCP certification after very diligently completing the preparations needed for the process. Fulfilling the requirements provides Rich’s with a great production asset in the region, while demonstrating the commitment to food safety in all global production.
“HACCP certification gives us a clear point of differentiation,” according to K.S. Ahn, General Manager of Rich’s Korea. “Our products are made with rigorous GMP (General Manufacturing Principles) and the certification demonstrates our commitment to customers and their consumers, which enhances the Rich’s brand not only in Korea, but also in the many Asia markets.”
Highly-recognized worldwide, HACCP is a systematic, preventive approach to food safety and allergenic, chemical and biological hazards in food preparation, production, packaging and distribution processes. Its principles form the basis of most food quality and safety assurance systems used around the world, including those used by country food regulatory agencies.