We are delighted to announce that Dovecote Park were awarded
an A+* grade in our recent unannounced British Retail Consortium audit, which
took place on the 3rd August.
BRC Global Standards is a leading third party food standards
authority developed by food industry experts which operates in over 100
countries, and has to date certified over 15,000 suppliers across the world. BRC rolled out
Global Standards Issue 7 in January, which now sets the benchmark by which food
production facilities are audited. Issue 7 maintains the emphasis placed by BRC
on good manufacturing standards, and places a stronger focus on traceability
and transparency throughout the supply chain.
Technical Director, stated of the result, ‘We
were challenged last year by Waitrose to be audited on an unannounced basis for
our annual food safety and quality BRC audit. We are pleased to say that the
audit was completed in the first week of August and we achieved an A+ grade.
The unannounced audit
option does mean a change in how we operate and the facility now has an ‘audit
ready’ approach to ensure that all our systems can be challenged at any time
and operating practices are maintained consistently.
It is a great
testament to the all the teams at Dovecote
Park and their hard work
that we have achieved this standard.’
Dovecote Park are extremely proud to have achieved such a
high standard, and would like to express gratitude to all of our staff who work
tirelessly to ensure our facilities are maintained to the highest possible
standard and our products meet the highest measures of food safety.