WEST HAVEN, Conn., July 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Watson Inc. is pleased to announce that it has passed its BRC certification and earned the coveted "AA" rating. This was Watson's fifth BRC audit. They have been able to consistently achieve an "A" rating since their first audit in 2012, which is a true testament to the company's commitment to quality initiatives. Since the company's last audit 2015, a new grade level was introduced by BRC in issue 7, along with redistribution of grading criteria for certification. Only those sites acquiring 5 or fewer minor non-conformances may now achieve the top grade of AA.
Undergoing this audit was central to Watson's quality incentives and customer focus programs. The audit took place on the first week of May 2016 in the West Haven, Connecticut facilities.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the leading trade association for UK retailing. Although the BRC food safety standard began in the UK, it is now recognized as a global standard.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a project led by the business forum CIES, intended to harmonize international food safety standards and reduce the need for multiple supplier audits. The CIES members include leading retailer organizations and food manufacturers.
The BRC was the first standard to be recognized as meeting the GFSI benchmark. Benchmarking to GFSI ensures that the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is accepted by many of the world's largest retail interests. The BRC's ability to react to changing food-safety concerns and meet customer requirements has resulted in the BRC Standard becoming one of the most popular GFSI standards. Watson's BRC certification is available for viewing on the company website: http://www.watson-inc.com/quality/certifications/
Watson is very proud of all of their employees and their commitment to quality and to their customers. Their commitment to maintaining Watson's quality systems made this achievement possible. Quality is truly central to their operations, and a critical part of every employee's role at Watson. Additional information on our quality programs is available at www.watson-inc.com .
Watson is one of the highest quality suppliers of products and services geared towards enhancing human health and nutrition around the world. We are a leader in developing quality products and innovative ingredient systems for the food and supplement industries. Expertise in microencapsulation, agglomeration, micronizing, spray drying, and film technology allows us to develop unique formulations and products using Watson manufactured, value-added ingredients. For more information on Watson see www.watson-inc.com .
Moira Watson, V.P. Marketing & Communications
- Corporate headquarters: 301 Heffernan Drive, West Haven CT 06516
- CEO: James T. Watson
- Website: www.watson-inc.com
- Employees: 300