ALPHARETTA, Georgia, June 8, 2017—Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), today announced that five of its facilities received the highest quality and safety rating from the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety.
“One of the reasons Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts is an industry leader is that our customers know we offer the very highest quality peanut and tree nut products,” said Greg Mills, president, Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts. “Over the last year, as part of our continued focus on quality, we’ve held training sessions and implemented new processes across our entire network, and we are proud to be recognized for our efforts by receiving BRC’s highest food safety quality rating at all five of our facilities that have been inspected so far this year.”
Recently receiving AA ratings from BRC are Golden Peanut’s shelling plant and its refinery in Dawson, Georgia; and its shelling plants in Ashburn, Georgia; Comyn, Texas; and Seagraves, Texas.
BRC food safety audits concentrate on seven criteria, including:
- Senior management commitment and continual improvement
- Food safety plan
- Food safety and quality management system
- Site standards
- Product control
- Process control
About Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts
Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company, is a leading handler and processor of peanuts and tree nuts. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, the company has 13 processing facilities in the U.S. and one in Argentina. In South Africa, Golden is the majority owner of peanut processing plants in Hartswater, Hoopstad and Jan Kempdorp, and is 51 percent owner of pecan processor and marketer GPC Pecan S.A.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 32,000 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 250 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 38 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.
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