Muntons AIB Success
Muntons plc, the UK manufacturer of malt and malted ingredients for the food and beverage industry based in Stowmarket, Suffolk, have received recognition from The American Institute of Baking (AIB) following a recent audit scoring 890 points out of a possible 1,000.
The audit took place in areas of the manufacturing site that specifically focus on the bakery sector and the handling of these finished goods; this included the Mill, Warehousing and Goods Inwards at the Stowmarket site, where operational systems, maintenance, cleaning, pest management and food safety programmes were assessed.
This is the second year running that Muntons has successfully fulfilled the requirements of the AIB and the next audit to take place at the Stowmarket site is expected to be in the early part of next Year. Each week Muntons produces approximately 300 tonnes through the mill production facility – an annual production of over 15,000 tonnes. Muntons has over 90 years grown to become a significant international player in the supply of malts, malt extracts, homebrew kits for beer and wine, flours and flakes and many other malted ingredients relevant to the food and drinks industry. Muntons is passionate about environmental protection and continuously looking at innovative ways to reduce its carbon footprint through many supply chain initiatives.
Currently Muntons ranks 20th in the Sunday Times Best Green Companies List and has ISO14001:2004 certification for environmental management. Since 1999 Muntons has consistently outperformed its Climate Change emissions targets set by government and has a strong recognition that low carbon working practices have social, economic and environmental benefits. Muntons are committed to maintaining the highest standard of hygiene. Their Stowmarket plant is certified to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) global food standard (grade A) and all the malt sold is produced under the independently audited Assured UK malt scheme.
Manufactured products are also certified under the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance and ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management systems.