Premier Nutrition has reportedly become the ‘first UK company of its kind’ to receive a Food Safety System Certificate (FSSC 22000) Going forwards, annual audits will be conducted to demonstrate that the company continues to meet the guidelines . Premier Nutrition sees the value in ensuring customers and farmers are able to align closely with retailers .
Paperwork was required for the accreditation, while an in-person audit was carried out to ensure Premier Nutrition met the FSSC criteria. Going forwards, annual audits will be conducted to demonstrate that the company continues to meet the guidelines.
Jane Ratcliffe, technical services manager at Premier Nutrition, explained that the accreditation demonstrates the company’s “dedication to quality and safety”.
She said: “We’re continually challenging ourselves and improving our offering to customers, ensuring both livestock and companion animal feeds are fit for both today and the future.
“We’re the first and only premix producer in the UK sector to receive this level of certification, over and above the well-known Universal Feed Assurance Scheme. The whole team is immensely proud to have achieved such stringent criteria, otherwise only seen in the human food industry to date.”
Ratcliffe explained that Premier Nutrition sees the value in ensuring customers and farmers are able to align closely with retailers.
She added: “We foresee that retailers may request this high level of transparency as far back as feed raw materials. This is why we’ve taken steps to ensure our whole supply chain is future-ready by meeting human grade food standards now.”
Dr. Andrew Miller, the pet nutritionist at Premier Nutrition, said: “The provision of safe and high-quality pet foods is the goal of the whole pet food industry, so this represents a significant step to help assure customers, and ultimately pet owners, that Premier Nutrition is the right partner for them.”