Maple Leaf Farms Earns Global Food Safety Certification
February 2017

For the sixth straight year, Maple Leaf Farms has earned a certification through the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Recognition as a GFSI institution is earned through a comprehensive benchmarking process in food safety management systems, which are designed to ensure the delivery of safe food to consumers around the globe.

“At Maple Leaf Farms, our number one priority is ensuring the quality and safety of our products,” said Co-President John Tucker. “Achieving GFSI certification is not required, but it demonstrates to our customers that we are committed to safely manufacturing and distributing our products.”

To earn the GFSI certification, Maple Leaf Farms operations had to undergo an audit by an independent third-party team. The audit followed the British Retail Consortium (BRC) technical standards that specify requirements that ensure the production, packaging, storage and distribution of safe food and consumer products. This is the second year the company has earned an AA rating through the audit.

“As a world leading duck producer, we recognize the importance of meeting global food safety standards,” said Co-President Scott Tucker. “We are proud to have earned the GFSI certification and recognize the additional level of assurance it provides to our customers.”