EASTAMPTON, N.J., Dec. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Epicore (TSX-V:EBN) announces its USA based business has achieved GLOBALG.A.P. certification. GLOBALG.A.P. provides standards for food safety, sustainable production methods, worker and animal welfare, and responsible use of water, compound feed and plant propagation materials. It provides a comprehensive, independent certification system for good agricultural practices (G.A.P.). Epicore was certified under the compound feed provisions of GLOBALG.A.P. The certification is based on HACCP principles (hazard analysis and critical control points).
Epicore's compound feed quality system was developed with the help of Change Management Consulting Inc., Wayne, NJ and was certified by SGS Australia PTY Ltd., who is accredited by JAS-ANZ. "Epicore BioNetworks represents a growing trend among feed producers to embrace formal quality and international food safety Standards," stated Stanley Cherkasky, CMC President. "Epicore BioNetworks is a company with a passion to exceed customer expectations. This untiring commitment to quality and food safety is embraced not only by its senior staff, but also by every employee in the organization," added Cherkasky.
Since its inception, Epicore has maintained high quality standards. Epicore achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification in 2012. This International Standard ensures all Epicore management systems deliver consistent quality and value to our customers and stakeholders. In the interest of improved food safety, aquaculture producers increasingly are adopting ISO 9001:2008, GLOBALG.A.P. and other quality systems. Quality certification is increasingly becoming a requirement to secure government approvals to import and sell aquaculture feeds and feed additives.
Epicore BioNetworks Inc. is a leading producer of environmental biotechnology and animal nutrition products. It manufactures in the USA and markets worldwide to a variety of industries to reduce environmental pollution and increase operational productivity.
Epicore BioNetworks Inc. is a public corporation with a registered office in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and with shares listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (symbol EBN). [Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.]
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve significant risks and uncertainties. The actual results, performance or achievements of the company might differ materially from the results, performance or achievements of the company expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include those relating to the ability of the company to ensure delivery of consistent quality and value to stakeholders. We can provide no assurance that this will occur. We are subject to various risks, including the costs of compliance, the risk that ISO 9001 and GlobalG.A.P. will not guarantee a successful quality system and other risks inherent in the biotechnology industry.
For more information, please contact: Mr. William P. Long (Chief Executive Officer) USA. Tel: 609-267-9118, Email: Investors@EpicoreBioNetworks.com
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