Frozen food distributor Central Foods scores success in BRC accreditation

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Central Foods has been awarded the BRC Agents and Brokers certificate for the fifth time – achieving the highest possible classification level.

The frozen food distributor was awarded Double AA accreditation, passing the audit first time and with no issues.

MD of Central Foods, Gordon Lauder, said: “This is great news for the company and reflects Central Foods’ strong commitment to quality assurance and the industry gold standard.

“We’re delighted to have passed the audit once again with no ‘non-conformances’, which demonstrates the expertise of our technical team.

“Gaining a Double AA accreditation of the BRC Agents and Brokers certificate is a ringing endorsement of the high standards that we are committed to and also gives our customers full confidence in our processes and procedures.”

BRC Global Standards is a market-leading global brand that helps build confidence in the supply chain. Its Global Standards for Food Safety, Packaging and Packaging Materials, Storage and Distribution, Consumer Products, Agents and Brokers, Retail, Gluten Free, Plant-Based and Ethical Trading set the benchmark for good manufacturing practice and help provide assurance to customers that products are safe, legal and of high quality.

Gordon Lauder added: “Confidence in supply chain procedures and processes is now more important than ever before, and we are very proud that Central Foods is operating at the very highest levels in this area.”

Northamptonshire-based Central Foods, which was founded more than 25 years ago, is one of the UK’s leading frozen food distribution companies – supplying frozen food to more than 220 independent wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional wholesalers, and foodservice caterers across the entire foodservice industry including schools, universities, pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels, leisure centres, garden centres, care homes and many other outlets.

Offering a one-stop shop to the foodservice sector, Central Foods sources products from around the world and the UK, supplying more than 400 different lines, ranging from vegetarian and free-from items, bakery items and canapés through to buffet products, desserts and puddings. It has offices at Collingtree, near Northampton.

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