Trans Ocean are pleased to announce that the wholly owned Malaysian factory (Trans Ocean Liquid Technologies TOLT) have gained HACCP certification for the manufacture of market leading flexitanks.
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, or HACCP, is a systematic preventative approach to food safety, and forms part of the ISO 22000 standard. With food safety an increasingly global concern, for both public health and international trade, the HACCP/ISO 22000 is an important legislation for companies in any sector of the food chain.
TOLT Malaysia Manufacturing, has successfully complied with the rigorous requirements of the HACCP standard in Food Safety Management System, and was officially certified as fully HACCP compliant on 11th January 2011.
The HACCP standard ensures that adequate safety procedures are identified, documented, maintained and reviewed on the basis of the principles used to develop the system of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point).
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) have stated their requirement for HACCP mandatory rules for certain products, including fruit juice and that this is the most reliable system to protect public health.
"To accomplish HACCP certification in such a short amount of time is a significant achievement, and is testament to the excellent effort put in by our team" said Brendan McKenna, Executive Board Member of Hillebrand Group. Mr McKenna continues: "Our HACCP certification demonstrates our total commitment to offering the highest standards of bulk logistics services to customers around the world".
The requirement for strict food industry protocol, particularly in packaging and distribution markets has always been common practice, but Trans Ocean have instigated a step forward for the liquid bulk industry, taking the driving seat in gaining certification in HACCP.
Harry Eng, TOLT Malaysia Factory General Manager adds, "Our Malaysian factory has now set a worthwhile target for both TOLT China and TOLT South Africa, (Trans Ocean's two other wholly owned factories). I am sure both factories will achieve this in the next few months and in line with our targeted time lines".