Mileeven first for global accreditation
Irish honey maker first to be awarded the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Standard
16 April 2009
Mileeven Fine Foods was the first Irish honey producer to be awarded the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Standard, it was announced last month. The accolade is a globally recognised food quality accreditation.
Producing over 100 tonnes of honey a year, over half a million jars, Mileeven believes this award will substantially increase its global market share as certain “key UK and many European and global retailers” will only consider suppliers that are BRC accredited.
Commenting after the announcement, Sarah Gough, general manager of Mileeven Fine Foods, said: “Even though we are a small company, we wanted to go for this accreditation to formally recognise our high standards in food production, quality and traceability. We believe this award will increase our competitiveness in the global and highly competitive, fine foods market.”
Mileeven Fine Foods was awarded the BRC Global Food Standard following a rigorous administrative and on-site inspection which included an audit of the company’s production facilities, food quality and traceability.