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Quality control boxes ticked for Purac's production sites

By Jane Byrne , 08-Jun-2011
Last updated on 08-Jun-2011 at 16:48 GMT2011-06-08T16:48:06Z

Purac said it has gained BRC certification across all its production sites including facilities in the US, the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil and Thailand.

A growing number of retailers and major manufacturers in Europe and North America require this independent certification, recognized as a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) benchmarked food safety scheme, from their suppliers.

A division of Dutch firm CSM, food preservation supplier Purac's core portfolio is based on lactates and lactic acid. This year it announced it was branching out in relation to its offering with its new line of PuraQ ingredients. These are said to retain the focus on shelf life extension and safety but may come from different sources.