The HACCP International certification mark is proudly carried by many of the world’s leading companies, confirming their products’ fitness of purpose for use in the food industry and the most recent to join that group is Origin Exterminators, the first pest control company to achieve certification in Singapore.
Leading food businesses strive hard to meet the exacting requirements of the world-leading food safety standards. Nowadays, very important conformance components centre not just on food handling practices and ingredients but also on other products and services that impact upon food safety. In this area, there is nothing more important than pest management.
The risks presented by pests are great and so too is the activity of on-site contractors working in high-risk environments. The effectiveness and practices of the pest control company are vital. Leading food businesses have to pay particular attention to the quality of such services and the conformance of the contractor to exacting pre-requisites.
HACCP International’s certification confirms the ability of that certified company to offer fully compliant food-safe services, meeting all the requirements of the world’s leading food safety schemes. In this process, Origin’s standard operating procedures (SOPs), food safety training, documentation, materials chemicals, as well as their on-site delivery have been thoroughly scrutinised through an audit process to confirm its ability to meet the needs of the food businesses operating HACCP-based food safety programmes.
Bill Simos, managing director of HACCP International’s operations in Asia, says, "The standards required for such certification are high and Origin’s ability to deliver a service to the food industry that meets world’s best in terms of food safety is very pleasing to see. Singapore is a sophisticated market and service providers need to meet the highest of international expectations. I congratulate Origin on being able to demonstrate this."
"Origin’s certificate of conformance should see them prequalify for any food industry work – being the only local company to carry recognised third-party certification of conformance. I am sure the food industry will take note of the diligence with which they have approached the crafting and execution of their services," he added.
Carl Baptista, technical director of Origin Exterminators, is very pleased with the company’s achievement. "We have always strived to provide a fully HACCP-compliant service backed by the best trained staff and scientific qualification. Our staff are not only trained in food safety but we, as a company, are equipped to provide a fully conforming service to meet the world’s most respected standards – now we can prove it. Being the first in the country to do so is especially pleasing."