Marmum dairy certified

Marmum Dairy is given the green light from the US Food and Drug Association

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By  Laura Barnes Published  February 13, 2006

Marmum, a Dubai-based dairy company, has achieved a HACCP certification from the US Food and Drug Association (FDA). The company, which has been operating since 1982, produces milk, cream and yoghurt products for the Gulf region and was awarded with the certification after an audit was carried out by B M Trada, an accredited certifier for HACCP. FDA’s HACCP focuses on eliminating potential hazards associated with a food product by identifying possible hazards before then initiating preventative measures to control them. HACCP, which establishes critical control points in any part of the food production process, from cooking, cooling, packaging and metal detection, works to establish hazards that could be biological, such as microbe or physical, such as ground glass or metal fragments. “The size and diversity of the regional food industry calls for a rating method that can signify product quality and safety to the consumer and this certification is testament to our stringent quality control and premium dairy products,” said Alan Comyn, general manager, Marmum. “There is a growing trend in international trade for worldwide equivalence of food products, and HACCP as the international standard food safety mark guarantees this,” he added. The certification was awarded to Marmum after a rigorous series of process, cleaning and record checks, culminating in a thorough overall system evaluation. The process, which establishes a comprehensive monitoring system for critical control points, undertakes corrective action if a critical limit is exceeded. There is also a strong emphasis on thorough record keeping to ensure continual evaluation. “Our HACCP certification not only lets us focus on identifying and preventing hazards from contaminating food, but it also permits more efficient management as detailed record keeping allows investigators to see how well a firm is complying with food safety laws,” added Comyn.

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