Bureau Veritas (hereinafter referred to as "BV") recently assisted Yili Group (hereinafter referred to as "Yili") to complete the BRCGS Food Safety Excellence Culture Assessment for its plants in Jinan and Xianyang, in which Yili achieved a result 11% higher than the global dairy industry average!
With the development of food safety management, the industry has come to realize that "human" is among the most critical factors affecting food safety, and that employees' awareness of food safety determines the way they act in their daily work. Under such a historical backdrop, BRCGS developed the "Food Safety Excellence Culture Assessment" as an instrument. BRCGS is a globally recognized brand of certification standards in both the food and non-food sectors, and the first global food safety standard recognized by GFSI. The "BRCGS Food Safety Culture Excellence Assessment" is based on 20 years of research and development of the industry, academia and government, which integrates such core disciplines as psychology, food safety, quality & health and safety management, and understands the level of a company's food safety culture through a multi-dimensional questionnaire. The instrument,with its scientific basis and broad applicability, has been adopted by more than 5,000 companies in 35 countries overseas so far.
Mr. Jin Guangri, Chief Delegate of BRCGS in the Greater China region said, "Congratulations to the plants in Jinan and Xianyang of Yili Liquid Milk Division for their inspiring results achieved in BRCGS Food Safety Excellence Culture Assessment with the assistance of BV. Yili has been leading in the food industry, especially in the dairy industry. The assessment is also the first application of BRCGS Excellence Food Safety Assessment in a domestic dairy company. So far, most of the renowned enterprises have had advanced equipment and introduced advanced management systems in the world such as BRCGS, both of which, however, need to be run by people ultimately. Food safety culture, as the third dimension of assurance, is used to manage and enhance human behavior and habits. BRCGS Food Safety Excellence Culture Assessment perfectly translates abstract concepts into quantifiable metrics to provide companies with a measurable culture and introduce the basis and direction for the establishment of food safety culture and planning action."
BRCGS AA Certificate of Warehouse & Logistics Standards awarded by BV to Yili plants in Jinan and Xianyang not only demonstrates that their establishment of excellent international food safety logistics management system as the strong support to safeguard the supply chain, but also has far-reaching and practical significance in the exploration of safety culture construction project in the Chinese food industry.
As a globally renowned third-party inspection and certification body, BV has been engaged in the food industry for years with its experienced technical team. In terms of food safety culture construction, BV can provide:
1.Systematic Pre-Course Research and Training of BRCGS Food Safety Culture
2.Field Research through BRCGS Food Safety Excellence Culture Assessment
3.Interpretation and Analysis of BRCGS Food Culture Report
4.Food Safety Culture Construction Planning
Through the above four services, BV can help relevant companies to make continuous, effective and markable improvements, and adopt specific activities themed by food safety culture, quality improvement instruments and other professional service models to help food companies effectively implement the food safety culture strategy.