The highest-level AA grade in BRC Global Standards for Storage and Distribution has been awarded to Caterforce Group member, JB Foods.

The BRC Global Standards for Storage and Distribution is specifically designed for logistics operations dealing with Food, Packaging, and Consumer Products and sets the benchmark for the sector. Developed by industry representatives the award is designed to reflect best practice.

The AA grade provides the ultimate guarantee of product safety, integrity, quality and legality throughout the storage and distribution process and will provide JB Foods’ customers with the peace of mind that they are receiving the highest level of service.

The in-depth audit took place in December and covered elements such as organisational structure, responsibility and management, hazard and risk analysis, product safety and quality management, site and building standards, vehicle operating standards, facility management, good operating practices, personnel, wholesale, cross-docking and e-commerce.

Commercial Director Charlotte Thompson said “We are delighted to receive this double AA grade from the BRC. An award of this standard is a monumental accomplishment considering the challenges that we have faced during the pandemic. It is a true testament to the hard work of our fantastic team led by our Operational Compliance & Quality Manager, Amanda Balloch. This award has provided a welcome boost to us all! “

Lynn Patterson, Director at LP Associates added “The BRC standard is detailed and very prescriptive. JB Foods have been on a progression journey in recent years and I have enjoyed seeing the site grow and the level of compliance increase. I am very proud of the entire team who took up this challenge with enthusiasm and determination. “

Established in 1963, family run business JB Foods began their journey supplying fast food and take away establishments in Edinburgh and the surrounding area. The team now run a fleet of over 30 multi temperature vehicles, servicing the breadth of Scotland and North East of England offering an extensive range of ingredients crockery and tableware.

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