Campden BRI (Nutfield) was requested by the members of the Independent Breweries Production Group (IBPG) to carry out audits of its key suppliers.
At a recent audit of Muntons Stowmarket plant the auditor examined the following areas: HACCP, Quality management, Internal auditing, Control of suppliers, Traceability, Product recall procedures, Complaint handling, Good Manufacturing Practice, Process control, Analytical services and Training. Also closely examined were its Ethical Trading and Sustainability practices where Muntons has a recent successful SEDEX ethics audit in place and it’s various ISO systems for Environment, Energy Monitoring and Food Safety and Operational control.
For only the second time across a wide range of suppliers this auditor awarded a 100% score in every area considered. Head of Quality, Food Safety and Environmental Systems, Dr Dave Mugglestone said “We are proud of our comprehensive systematic approach to good manufacturing and this audit confirms that our performance is of the highest standard.
Muntons is rightly pleased with this outstanding result. Dr Nigel Davies, Manufacturing and Sustainability Director reflected “It is vitally important to us that our systems are seen to add value to our customers. When we get such a resounding endorsement of practices that sectors such as the Independent Breweries Production Group have identified as important it assures us that we are aligned with what industry requires of a modern food manufacturing company.”
“Muntons PLC is one of the top five Maltings companies in the UK and the largest Malted Ingredients manufacturer in Europe. Muntons employs almost 300 staff across two sites in Stowmarket (Suffolk) and Bridlington (Yorkshire) and has been in business for over 90 years. All of Muntons activities are covered by ISO9001:2008 quality assurance and ISO22000:2005 Food Safety. Further information on Muntons PLC can be found on the website www.muntons.com.
For further information contact: Dr Nigel Davies, Manufacturing and Sustainability Director – email: firstname.lastname@example.org