BRC accredits halal firm

A halal food producer has been awarded British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation, following an inspection.

KQF Quality Foods announced it had passed a quality audit and achieved BRC accreditation for food production. According to the company, which is based in Lancashire and produces a range of fresh, frozen and chilled meat products and ready meals, it had compiled the relevant assessment criteria and would be recommended for a Grade ‘A’ rating.

Managing director Faruk Vali said it was very good news for the company, adding: “It will give new and existing customers the assurance that we are operating to the highest industry standards, and it shows that our production and record-keeping processes are now underscored by the same kind of third-party accreditation as our ‘certified halal’ credentials.”

The company also claimed its production process is overseen by a “full time, on-site” Halal Monitoring Committee inspector. It said the role of the inspector was to ensure that all products were manufactured in strict accordance with Islamic principles and that the “integrity of the food remains protected at every stage”.

Vali explained the BRC audit could not have come at a better time and said it would complement its new-look company branding, products and a website – soon to be revealed: “We’re growing steadily, we’re recruiting new staff and we’re beginning to find our way into a number of exciting new export markets. In short, a lot is changing at KQF but this BRC accreditation will help to assure customers that, throughout it all, our commitment to quality halal food production will remain as strong and unswerving as ever.”


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