Selgros Cash & Carry, the First Retail Chain Certified in Romania, Chooses SGS Romania
March 07, 2008
In the recent European context, emphasized by the global tendencies, the need of complying with food safety and quality international requirements is felt more and more by the Romanian food market. The consumers are becoming increasingly aware and concerned about the food safety and quality of the products.
The first Cash & Carry chain certified in Romania is Selgros Cash & Carry. They have chosen SGS Romania to certify their Food Sector against ISO 22000 requirements and they just passed the evaluation audit.
The international certification standard ISO 22000:2005 defines the requirements for effective food safety management systems and it can be used by organisations throughout the supply chain – from farmers and ingredient suppliers, to food services, processors, transportation and storage companies, retailers and packaging companies.
The international recognition of the food safety management systems that ISO 22000:2005 brings, improves the profile and credibility of the company, provides a harmonised standard accepted globally, helps ensuring compliance with all food safety legislations. Demonstrating a real commitment to global food safety can highly improve the corporate image and act as an effective entry-to-market tool, in addition to enhancing the product safety and quality.
“We, the management of Selgros Cash & Carry saw in the certification against ISO 22000 requirements a recognition of all the measures that we took in delivering safe products to our clients. We have chosen SGS Romania for their seriousness, correctness and reputation and we are satisfied with their audit process” says Dorin Iordachescu, Food Sales and Purchasing Manager Selgros Cash & Carry.
“The certification of the Food Sector of Selgros Cash & Carry has brought enormous satisfactions for both sides being an acknowledgment of each and every one’s work and involvement. SGS Romania is honored by this collaboration. Not only for the excellent results, but also because together we spearhead the food safety market in Romania” says Dan Rosca, SSC Business Manager SGS Romania.
To date, thousands of small, medium and international companies use SGS as their certifying body to perform the audit of their food safety management systems against various international standards, including ISO 22000:2005, confirming SGS as the world’s preferred certifying body in food safety. SGS has the unrivalled experience in the area of food safety and quality, with capabilities ranging across diverse and complex supply chains.
For more information about Food Safety solutions from SGS, visit www.sgs.com/foodsafety
SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 56’000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1’000 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS is the market leader in food safety management certification with over 10’000 certificates issued. SGS also provides various solutions related to food safety testing and inspections. To learn more, visit www.sgs.com
For further information, please contact:
SGS Romania SA, 38 Calea Serban Voda
40212 Bucharest, Romania
t: + 40 21 335 46 83