JTM Food Group, a national leader in the creation of fully cooked menu solutions for the foodservice industry, announced it has earned GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) certification. JTM received an “A” grade from Cert ID and meets the requirements set out in the BRC Global Standards for Food Safety and GFSI.

The BRC Global Standard — used by over 23,000 certified suppliers in 123 countries — is a leading safety and quality certification program for the food and beverage sector with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certifying bodies, including Cert ID. The BRC Global Standard is based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety management plan and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). The standards guarantee uniformity of quality, safety and operational criteria, and ensure that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection to the consumer.

The BRC was the first standard to be recognized for meeting the GFSI benchmark.

Anthony Maas, President of JTM Food Group, said, “Food safety is at the heart of all the decisions we make at JTM. For years, we have received top scores and certification from third party auditors like Silliker, and because we process USDA Foods for the K-12 segment, we are required to have USDA graders on site. We pride ourselves in being the best possible partner to our customer base, so as they adjusted their requirements and standards, it was imperative that we take this step as part of our commitment to providing best-in-class products and services. The BRC certification was truly the next logical step for us as a growing number of manufacturers, retail, and food service companies in North America now require this independent certification.”

Jim Falbo, Vice President of Operations for JTM Food Group, added, “Globally recognized certifications like BRC are key to JTM’s success and ensure our manufacturing facilities and food safety practices are meeting the highest standards possible.”

Source: JTM Food Group