Officials receiving the certification
GWC renews ISO certification for food safety
DOHA, January 11, 2017
Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC), a leading logistics provider in Qatar, has recently renewed its ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management Systems certificates at its two facilities in Street 15 and Street 41 of the Doha Industrial Area.
GWC has also added the certification to its 15K Warehouse in the Logistics Village Qatar, said a statement from the company.
The certification was awarded after an audit was performed at each of these facilities by TÜV SÜD, who presented the certificate to GWC’s senior director of commercial services Naji Nassar, during a ceremony held in the company’s headquarters, last year.
Nassar said: “Ensuring food safety at all times is a particularly sensitive operation, and requires the best guidelines, standards and the coordination of all the operations of our organization.”
“Our dedicated quality, health, safety, and environment team ensures that our food storage facilities remain the most reliable in the industry, while keeping a high degree of responsiveness towards our clients’ needs,” he added.
TÜV SÜD performed a stringent review of the three Food Warehouses’ documents, systems and facilities, reviewing the defined critical control points for receiving, storage, and dispatch operations to demonstrate GWC’s ability to control food safety hazards to ensure customers product are safe at all times.
Under specific scrutiny was the company’s Building Management System (BMS) in place within each of these facilities, providing an automated temperature control, with fifteen minute checks recorded by the system and ensuring no deviation from the international standard and in compliance with local regulations.
Ranjeev Menon, Group CEO, GWC, said: “The importance of proper food storage and handling procedures is paramount, and directly relates to the human development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
“By certifying our high standard of service, we demonstrate our commitment to supporting Qatar in becoming a sustainable and diverse economy, and remaining the provider of choice in the State of Qatar,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service