Upfield achieves top classification in AIB unannounced international quality audit

Upfield achieves top classification in AIB unannounced international quality audit

March 4, 2020 0 By mykenyancareers

NAIROBI,
Kenya Mar 4 –
Upfield, the largest
plant-based consumer products company in the world and the number one producer
of plant-based spreads globally, has achieved an A classification in an AIB
unannounced quality audit in the Kenya factory.

This
excellent audit rating of the new owners of iconic brands including Blue Band,
Flora and Rama is an improvement from last year’s rating where the factory had
received a B classification. The audit is based on globally recognised food
safety standards and helps demonstrate compliance to Good Manufacturing
Practices.

Upfield
East and Southern Africa Managing Director, Peter Muchiri said the company had
been intentional in applying and adhering to strict guidelines in its
manufacturing processes to achieve the improved rating.

“Our
commitment to quality underscores everything we do and advances our goal of
being a company and brand that consumers trust. The consumer drives our
business, and we work tirelessly to ensure that we are listening to, meeting
and exceeding their expectations,” he said.

The
internationally recognised AIB quality audit is conducted annually and focuses
on Good manufacturing practices such as process control and monitoring,
Personnel & hygiene standards, Facilities and infrastructure and Compliance
to legal and regulatory product standards.

Upfield’s
Head of Supply Chain for East and Southern Africa, Alice Majani reiterated the
fact that the company’s values inspire continuous improvement.

“Our
Upfield values of Performance, Passion and Care, drive everything we do. The
commitment by our team to these values got us this rating and I commend all
Upfield factory Associates for always giving their best to guarantee optimum
quality to our consumers at all times.”

Upfield
is the manufacturer of the Blue Band range of products and recently launched
the Blue Band Peanut Butter, Blue Band Mayonnaise and the Blue Band Cold
Pressed Canola oil in Kenya.