Retaining the Top AA BRC Global Standard Certification

Published on 8th October 2021

Retaining the Top AA BRC Global Standard Certification

Meadow Vale Foods are proud to announce the retention of our British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Agents and Brokers.

The BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by over 23,000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries, including many of the world’s leading retailers such as Tesco and Walmart.

After a rigorous auditing process to assess compliance to the leading globally recognised food accreditation body, Meadow Vale Foods has again been awarded the Agents & Brokers AA rating, which is the highest possible BRC standard for Food Safety.

The certificate reinforces Meadow Vale Foods’ long-standing commitment to food safety and quality in partnership with the BRC standard, providing customers with the additional confidence of an industry recognised standard.

Nigel O’Donnell, Managing Director of Meadow Vale Foods, was delighted with the certification, stating:

“Retaining the AA grade is of huge importance to the whole team at Meadow Vale Foods, it demonstrates our ability to maintain high standards of food safety year after year.”

“Achieving and retaining this top rating takes time, focus and excellent team work across the business and I’d like to thank our fantastic team for their hard work and commitment to achieve the top AA rating for food safety during a rigorous auditing process.”

“Food safety and robust processes are integral to everything we do. The rating is a significant part of our commitment to maintaining the very highest standards in the Poultry industry.”

“Maintaining these standards has been even more critical during the past 12 to 24 months as we navigate our way through the impact of the pandemic and supply chain challenges giving confidence to our customers in the wholesale, food service and retail industries.”

Jamie Payne, Meadow Vale Foods Group Technical Manager, was a leading figure in the retention of the BRC standard and spoke of his pride relating to high standards set by the Meadow Vale Foods team:

“I am extremely proud once again of our team who work tirelessly in the pursuit of technical excellence, we ensure our standards never slip which is reflected by maintaining this industry leading accreditation."

"The accreditation comes at an important juncture in UK conventional food practice. With new laws now in place to stamp down on quality control in food production, wholesalers and businesses can be rest assured that our production processes are accredited with the highest possible standard of food safety by a recognised food accreditation body.”