Transport and logistics firm, Siginon Group has acquired a new food safety system certification (FSSC 22000) for its Siginon Global Logistics Mombasa Tea warehouse after transitioning from the previous ISO 22000 – 2018.
The new accreditation gives confidence to customers that the firm will be more vigilant and compliant to avert any food fraud and food threat that touches on mislabeling or misrepresentation as well as the purification of food products when offering tea warehousing services. It also enhances quality culture and quality control.
The Siginon Global Logistics General Manager, Byron Kongere, said this new certification will ensure proper food defense and tamper-proofing of products in the Siginon Global Logistics supply chain as well as enabling the protection of employees against harassment which was recently revealed as a key concern in Kenya’s tea sector.” Kongere explained.
The logistics boss said initially the focus was on food hazard analysis but this new certification now allows them to widen their scope of work to enhance food safety.
“We will continue to consistently capacity build our staff to ensure adequate training on hazard analysis and quality control with the set policies of food fraud and food threat for the safety of our customers”, Kongere added.