Sodexo acknowledged as on-site industry leader, attains ISO 22000:2005
Food Safety Management System certification
BURLINGTON, ON, March 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Reinforcing its commitment to the 10 million customers it serves daily, Sodexo, Inc., leading provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions, recently obtained ISO (International Organization of Standardization) 22000:2005 certification for its food management systems in the U.S. and Canada, which focuses on ensuring food safety and quality from farm to fork.
ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System certification requires proof of an organization's ability to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing food that is safe for the consumer. An ISO-certified food safety management system will realize continual improvement and updating as a result of required elements of interactive communication and system management and control of food safety hazards through required programs and Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans.
"Food safety is a critical element of our promise to our clients and their customers. This certification reaffirms our organization's food safety commitment and culture, and recognizes that our management systems support continuing innovation and leadership," said President of Sodexo Canada, Dean Johnson.
Sodexo operates under a food safety system that advances the level of food safety to the highest industry standards. Developed by an in-house team of experts in quality assurance and food safety, the management system and governance procedures tie together the entire food safety program, including HACCP and product quality assurance.
"Food safety today is more complex than ever. For our clients and customers, it is truly a matter of trust. In our quest for continuous improvement of our food safety processes, we sought to become ISO 22000:2005 food safety management system certified. In the spirit of progress, this recognition proves our ongoing commitment to ensure safe, high quality products and services for all the people we serve," said Senior Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety, John Zimmermann.
For a more detailed explanation on ISO 22000:2005 standards visit http://www.iso.org/.
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as a partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo's 413,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of Quality of Life Services. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.
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