BASSETERRE, St Kitts - BY achieving its ISO 22000 Certification, Carib Brewery St. Kitts-Nevis Ltd. is now being elevated to international safety standards.
Under that Certification, Carib Brewery will be providing food to internationally recognized standards in keeping with the requisite requirements - paving the way for further expansion.
During the handing over ceremony on Friday (Jul. 14), Managing Director Mark Wilkin commended his team and others partners for achieving that success.
Over the last several years, the company attained success and continues to set itself new targets. Underscoring the achievements is that the company is exporting 900,000 cases of beers and is now targeting two million.
Navenia Ford, National Certification Board of Jamaica, charged more food establishments in the Federation to get onboard with the certification, more specifically 9000/1.
Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew commended the company for its work on attaining the Certification, noting that the attainment now lifts the standard of the organization which continues to punch above its weight in St. Kitts and Nevis.
The company is now pushing more green initiatives to ensure that it protects the environment, and it is considering selling its Carbon Credits which would benefit all.
Research has revealed that ISO 22000 exists because: “Whatever their size, or product, all food producers have a responsibility to manage the safety of their products and the well-being of their consumers.”
Research further shown: “The consequences of unsafe food can be serious. ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards, at the same time as working together with other ISO management standards, such as ISO 9001. Applicable to all types of producer, ISO 22000 provides a layer of reassurance within the global food supply chain, helping products cross borders and bringing people food that they can trust.”