Taura Natural Ingredients' factories in Belgium and New Zealand have been awarded Grade A status under the BRC certification programme.
Auditors gave Taura top marks at both sites under the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety following a detailed inspection and evaluation of the two facilities that produce fruit pieces, pastes and flakes for the global market using Taura's ultra-rapid concentration technology.
The certification will be valid throughout 2013. Marc Cautaerts, general manager EMEA at Taura, said: "We're extremely proud to have achieved Grade A status under the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. Taura takes food safety very seriously, which is reflected in the fact that we have now achieved this level of certification every year since 2004. In an era when food safety is at the top of the news agenda, we know it is important to be able to offer our customers this level of reassurance."