Food logistics specialist ACS&T has achieved the highest global standard in safety and quality across all its sites for the fifth year running.
As one of the first temperature controlled logistics companies to gain the BRC Storage & Distribution Standard in 2008, ACS&T passed its latest audit with its best results yet.
The BRC Global Standard is universally considered as a benchmark guarantee of quality, safety and operational criteria, and ACS&T has consistently met stringent standards.
ACS&T is only food logistics business in Europe to be accredited with the BRC (Storage and Distribution) certification across all sites and temperature regimes.
The audits were carried out by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) and covered all its sites in Grimsby, Wolverhampton, Tewkesbury and Scarborough.
ACS&T’s compliance manager Tony Chapman was charged with making sure this latest audit ran smoothly.
He said: “We are tremendously proud of our achievement, which means our customers can be 100 per cent confident that their products are handled, stored and delivered a totally safe environment.”
The assessments cover hygiene, food safety, environmental standards, operating systems, traceability, layout, product flow and handling requirements, which provide a benchmark for best practices within storage and distribution.
The Standard includes continuous improvement and by using its requirements as the cornerstone of its processes, ACS&T continuously develops its services.
ACS&T’s managing director Malcolm Johnstone added: “Our policy of continuous improvement drives our organisation forward. This allows us to make a real and positive impact on our customers’ businesses.”
Committed to delivering a high-quality service, with robust CSR and environmental policies, ACS&T also holds the ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications.
As a subsidiary of the international group Camellia Plc, ACS&T’s expertise in multi-temperature food logistics goes back nearly a century. Its sophisticated nationwide food storage and distribution network provides ambient, chilled and frozen integrated services to food manufacturers, wholesalers and speciality producers of all sizes.
Its extensive estates include 12 cold stores, three ambient stores, comprehensive co-packing facilities and large, dedicated and shared-user multi-temperature transport fleets.
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