Charoen Pokphand: Thai giant implements new f...
Charoen Pokphand

Thai giant implements new food standard

Janusz Klosowski

THAILAND, Bangkok. Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) has initiated “CPF Food Standard” project to build consistent quality and food safety management system, together with environmental and social responsibility, across integrated feed-farm-food operations. This was reported by Asia Food Journal.

Virachai Ratanabanchuen, chief operating officer of CPF – Chicken Business, said that “CPF Food Standard” project is aligned to the business framework and directions under the CPF Quality Policy. The CPF Food Standard will be established for fully-integrated broiler business, including raw material sourcing, feed mill, hatchery, farm, slaughter house, and processing plant, to ensure that local and foreign customers’ needs that are quite different are met. In addition, limiting the loss of natural resources and properly managing risks will result in more effective design and production of safe food.

According to the CPF Quality Policy, CPF Food Standard has focused on two necessary elements: 1) laws and standards required for food industry and 2) other standards that differentiate the food business with advanced values that meet consumer needs and expectations.

Kularb Kimsri, vice president of CPF Global Standard System Centre, added that CPF has been collaborating with British Standard Institute (BSI), the world’s leading organization, in establishing the Private Standard by merging global standards such as ISO 9001, GMP, HACCP, BRC (British Retail Consortium), QS Quality Scheme for Food (QS) that being often certified across CPF operations with an integrated business model being applied. The benefit to consumer is that risks associated with every stage in the supply chain can be mitigated.

As a leading standard organization, BSI has experienced in creating and developing global standards for more than 115 years. Standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000 and Private Standards were originally drafted and formed by BSI. It has got 18,000 clients in 172 countries.

Source: Asia Food Journal


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