Nampak gets ISO food safety certification

Nampak Tanzania, a crown cock manufacturer, has received an international food safety certification, becoming the first firm in the country for such achievement.

It has taken one year for the Dar es Salaam-based packaging manufacturing firm to attain the Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000), which encompasses ISO 22000:2005 and PAS 223:2011.

Nampak General Manager Noel Zengeni has described the certification as a demonstration of the company’s commitment toward food safety.

“This (achievement) is for our customers and businesses as well…and it will extend our outreach,” Mr Zengeni said after receiving the certification from SGS Tanzania that did the training.

He said the certification would help to keep the existing business while opening new business avenues, noting that the challenge ahead was to maintain and renew it upon its expiry.

The firm, with over 90 employees, supplies mainly beverage bottle cocks, battery jackets, drums and cans—for oil and coffee packages. It also exports to Rwanda and may secure a market in Mauritius.

“Our endeavour is to attain a world class innovation pipeline that manages the development of packaging across the supply chain,” Mr Zengeni said jovially.
Source: Daily News, reported by Abduel Elinaza from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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