Macclesfield based, Direct Food ingredients, is celebrating its exceptional success in achieving a much-coveted top AA grade in BRC Global Standard for Agents and Broker, making the firm one of the first ingredients supplier in the UK to achieve this prestigious high level accreditation.
The BRC Global Standard Audit has been developed to provide a framework for managing product safety, quality and legality for non-manufacturing businesses in the food and packaging industries.
With five key focuses, the Global Standard concentrates on senior management commitment and continued improvement, hazard and risk assessment, product safety and quality management system, supplier and subcontracted service management and personnel.
Direct Food Ingredients now boasts a significant dual accreditation, following hot on the heels of the company achieving certification from Informed-Sport and Informed-Choice - a quality assurance program for suppliers to the sports nutrition industry.
The leading distributor secured the highly-desired status due to its vast range of quality assured products which are supplied to sports nutrition manufacturers around the world.
Reputable manufacturers of sports nutrition products can certify their site with Informed- Sport so that their customers - companies in the sports nutrition industry – can easily identify them as having quality systems in place to limit the risk of contamination with banned substances. This ensures the integrity of the manufacturing process specifically for sports nutrition manufacturing practices.
Steve Loake, managing director of Direct Food Ingredients, said “We are incredibly delighted to have been awarded this highly-respected accreditation, achieving a status which we did not know would be possible on the initial attempt at this new global standard version.”
“In addition to our noteworthy certification from Informed-Sport, this accreditation gives us a remarkable advantage in this forever expanding industry.”
Direct Food Ingredients has achieved another record-breaking year turning over in excess of £21.2m at year end in 2017.
Direct Food Ingredients’ head office is located on Waters Green in the centre of Macclesfield. The business is an established leader in the importation, storage and distribution of functional foods, nutritional and sports ingredients as well as vitamin and mineral premixes.