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FlexCold Jacksonville earns food safety award

Nov. 24, 2023
Cold storage provider’s Florida location achieves Brand Reputation Compliance Gold Stanard’s highest “AA” rating for quality management, hygiene, and product safety.

FlexCold’s cold storage facility in Jacksonville, Florida, recently received a “AA” rating from Brand Reputation Compliance Gold Standard (BRCGS) in its first “rigorous” certification audit, the company reported.

BRCGS, an internationally recognized part of U.K.-based LGC Assure, certifies that companies are compliant with world storage and distribution standards, and “AA” is the highest honor awarded to firms that demonstrate food safety compliance in quality management, hygiene, and product safety.

“As a young organization, I am extremely proud of our FlexCold Jacksonville team that supported and rose to the challenge of attaining the highest BRC accreditation,” James Denmark, FlexCold director of safety and compliance, said in a news release.  “Our BRC AA rating underscores our dedication to be a premier partner to our cold storage customers and our internal team. Our goal is to be the benchmark for modern cold storage.”

The BRCGC global food safety standard has set the quality benchmark for nearly 25 years. Adopted by over 22,000 sites in more than 130 countries, the standard is accepted by 70% of the top 10 global retailers, 60% of the top 10 quick-service restaurants, and 50% of the top 25 manufacturers, the company said.

The standard has constantly evolved to protect the consumer.  It was the first standard to be recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative.

BRCGS certification is voluntary and contributes to the overall efficiency and safety of the food supply chain. By having globally recognized food safety management processes in place, customers and food distributors share in the confidence that food has been stored with the highest levels of quality and integrity.

“Our business is built on trust,” said Jeff Mann, FlexCold co-founder. “We value the trust our domestic and international customers place in us to store their products and protect their brand. Achieving the highest BRC AA rating from our first certification audit, provides our customers with the assurance that FlexCold Jacksonville is among the world’s best facilities to handle and store refrigerated and frozen foods of all types.”

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