Leading green tea extract company Taiyo’s Sunphenon green tea manufacturing facility, Taiyo Green Power, has achieved Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 certification. The certification is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
"Taiyo’s successful FSSC Certification reaffirms its commitment to providing the highest quality and safest ingredients to customers around the world", said Taiyo’s Vice-President Dr Lekh Juneja. "LRQA’s recognition of our manufacturing process and attention to food safety further assures customers looking to fortify their products with green tea extracts of Taiyo’s dedication to safety," he added.
FSSC 22000 is an independent food safety certification developed to address prerequisite programme requirements for food product and ingredient manufacturers. It is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is supported by the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the European Union (CIAA) and the American Groceries Manufacturing Association (GMA).
GFSI recognized certification ensures continuous improvement in food-safety management systems and delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide. It is a crucial certification for manufacturers supplying to global retailers including Wal-Mart, Costco, Kroger, Carrefour, Tesco, Migros and others.
This certification adds to Taiyo Green Power’s list of international global certifications, including ISO9001, ISO22000 and NSF Food Safety, Quality and Food Defense accreditation.
Sunphenon is the recipient of numerous international awards, recognized for its advanced research and ingredient applications, including the IFT Industrial Achievement Award and the Ministry of Japan Science and Technology Award.
Taiyo International is a sister concern of Taiyo Lucid, manufacturer of water-soluble dietary fiber and other nutritional ingredients in India. Both the companies are divisions of Taiyo Kagaku Japan, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients for the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries.