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As a result of the SGS certification audit, the Food Safety Management System of CJSC Novokuznetskiy Khladokombinat has been recognized as compliant with the FSSC 22000 requirements. The certification scope included production of ice-cream, various kinds of desserts (whipped frozen fruit, berry fruit and vegetable-based), sherbets and edible ice.

The FSSC 22000 v3 certification scheme is based on ISO 22000 and on ISO/TS 22002-1. This certification scheme has been recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and recommended for world-wide implementation.

”Implementation of the FSSC 22000 requirements allows to prevent many food safety problems at the early stage of production process, thereby minimizing reclamations from the customers,” said Andrey Grinenko, Urals and Siberia Branch Manager at SGS Vostok Limited, while delivering the certificate to the management of Novokuznetskiy Khladokombinat on 30 May 2014. He pointed out the fact that active involvement of top management as well as professionalism of the food safety team able to engage the organizations’ staff played key role in the project’s success.

Artem Sergeevich Bachurin, General Director of Novokuznetskiy Khladokombinat, said: “Our organization pays high attention to product quality and food safety. The FSSC 22000 v3 certificate proves that we move in the right direction. Now our consumer can be sure that our ice-cream is not just tasty but also of high quality and safe.” Mr Bachurin noted that efforts should be spent now to further develop the implemented Food Safety Management System, and third party audits by a certification body are assisting with this task.

Novokuznetskiy Khladokombinat is one of the leading frozen food manufacturers in Russia. In 2013, their exports account for 27.1% of the total Russian Federation export volume of ice-cream. One of the main activities of the company is production of ice-cream under Snezhnyi Gorodok trademark. Today, more than 3000 employees operate in the Group.

CONTACT
Yana Yampolskaya
Systems and Services Certification
Regional Sales Manager for Urals and Siberia
SGS Vostok Limited
Tel: +7 3843 32 20 41
Fax:  +7 3843 32 20 42

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