Santa Monica Seafood is pleased to announce the Company recently received Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000), making it the first seafood company in the United States to achieve this significant accomplishment. Det Norske Veritas (DNV), one of the leading internationally recognized ISO certifying bodies, granted the certification.
"The FSSC 22000 system is our roadmap to managing the food safety aspects of our daily operations to ensure high quality, as well as safe and wholesome, product delivery to our customers based on international standards and requirements,” say Betty Cordero, Santa Monica Seafood's food safety manager.
FSSC 22000 is the latest and most complete certification program for food safety management systems based on ISO 22000, the global food safety management system standard and PAS 220–a standard developed to address prerequisite program requirements for food product and ingredient manufacturers. It has been fully approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative.
Santa Monica Seafood is committed to being the most trusted source of seafood in the industry and now supports that commitment through the use of an established FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management system, which will help build a culture of food safety into everyday activities, service, and communication.
In addition, the Company actively promotes safe product handling by continually reinforcing established policies and procedures through associate training in food safety awareness.
"FSSC 22000 certification reinforces our commitment to our customers' safety,” says Michael Cigliano, Santa Monica Seafood's executive vice president.