NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Reily Foods Company is proud to announce that after 6 successive years of receiving the top "A" rating on the British Retail Consortium's (BRC) Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) audit, the New Orleans, LA manufacturing facility recently received the newly established "AA" rating.
The new "AA" rating level was established with the release of BRC's updated Issue 7 audit protocol. The "AA" rating replaces the "A" rating as the highest audit score that can be achieved. This "AA" rating was also achieved recently at Reily's Knoxville, TN facility. Both facilities have achieved the highest audit ratings for 7 years in a row. Reily's recently acquired Malden, MA manufacturing facility had its first ever BRC audit this month and received an "A" rating. All Reily Foods' manufacturing facilities have achieved top food safety audit scores under the exacting BRC standards.
The BRC is an internationally recognized accreditation body for the audit and certification of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). This certification recognizes that Reily Foods' manufacturing facilities are committed to achieving worldwide best practices in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.
"Reily Foods promotes a culture of Food Safety First and these consistently high certification scores are the result of our continuous investment in systems and training. We are very proud of our employees and their commitment to producing the safest food products," said David T. Darragh, President and CEO of Reily Foods Company.
Reily Foods' New Orleans, LA facility produces a number of packaged beverage brands including Luzianne Tea and Coffee, as well as French Market Coffee. Reily Foods is also a significant contract manufacturer.
"This certification shows that our manufacturing operations continue to be among the safest and most reliable in the industry. We are extremely proud of this continued achievement at the highest level, and what it says about Reily's commitment to maintaining the highest food safety manufacturing standards," said Reily Foods' New Orleans Plant Manager James Keith.
Reily Foods Company manufactures and packages coffee, tea, condiments, cake flour, and sauce products. In addition to its iconic brands which include Luzianne, Blue Plate, New England, French Market, Swans Down, and Tiger Sauce, Reily Foods is also a contract manufacturer for some of the country's largest private label brands and industrial customers.
"At Reily Foods we know we must earn the right daily to be the brand and supplier of choice for our customers," said Duane Montague, Reily Foods' Vice President of Operations.
"These accomplishments continue to demonstrate our company's commitment in providing our customers a dedication to the food safety and quality of our products," said Steve Woullard, Director of Quality & Regulatory Compliance.
If you would like to do business with one of the safest food manufacturers in the world, contact Duane Montague, Vice President of Operations, at 504-799-1570 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Reily Foods Company
Established in 1902, Reily Foods Company is a family-owned business based in New Orleans, one of the world's great culinary centers. Reily Foods manufactures and markets a wide range of quality food products sold in grocery stores and restaurants throughout the United States including Luzianne Tea, New England Coffee, Blue Plate Mayonnaise, French Market Coffee, JFG Coffee, JFG Mayonnaise, Swans Down Cake Flour, Wick Fowler's 2-Alarm and Carroll Shelby's Chili Kits, La Martinique Salad Dressings, Tiger Sauce, and No Pudge! Fat Free Brownie mixes. Visit www.reilyfoods.com.
About British Retail Consortium
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the lead trade association representing the whole range of retailers, from the large multiples and department stores through to independents, selling a wide selection of products through center of town, out of town, rural and virtual stores. The BRC is the authoritative voice of retail, recognized for its powerful campaigning and influence within government and as a provider of excellent retail information.
About Global Food Safety Initiative
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is collaboration between some of the world's leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies, as well as service providers associated with the food supply chain. It is coordinated by The Consumer Goods Forum, the only independent global network for consumer goods retailers and manufacturers worldwide. The GFSI vision is once certified, accepted everywhere.
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