Sunspray Food Ingredients (Pty) Ltd are proud to announce that we have achieved FSSC 22000 accreditation for both the Industria and Bronkhorstspruit manufacturing sites. In order for the company to meet this new GFSI standard every member of staff had to play their part and all in all it was a great team effort.
Naturally the Quality Assurance people on both sites were the main drivers of the accreditation process and they were photographed with the Managing Director of Sunspray in the photos shown. Receiving the certificate for Industria were Munamato Mabhegedhe, Angel Mazongo, David Watson, Zanobia Sibda & Nixon Chaparira, and for Bronkhorstspruit Natasha Kaluba, Sonny Risimati, David Watson, Florence Cockeran & Nixon Chaparira.
Although a great deal of effort, commitment and funding was required for Sunspray to achieve FSSC 22000 for both sites, it is definitely worthwhile as it elevates the company to the status of a multinational supplier. René Cross, Marketing Director of Sunspray says, “Initially some of our multinational customers encouraged Sunspray to obtain a globally recognised quality standard but now that we have achieved accreditation, new doors are opening. We are proud of our new quality standards and are confident that this will lead to many new business opportunities.”
Over and above the food quality safety audits, Sunspray is now officially part of the SEDEX Data Base. For those of you who have not heard of SEDEX, it stands for Supplier Ethical Data Exchange and it is a non-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving ethical business practices in the supply chain.
In order for a company to attain SEDEX membership it must undergo a SMETA audit (SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audits) on a regular basis. Sunspray successfully passed the SMETA audits at both its operational sites without any matters requiring corrective action.
Sunspray has now ticked all the boxes to be recognised as an international supplier in terms of both quality assurance standards and ethical business practices.