ROSLYN, N.Y., Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wm. E. Martin & Sons Co., Inc. of Roslyn, NY, has become the second company in the United States to be awarded certification by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Agents and Brokers. The standard focuses on providing the framework to manage product safety and quality in the food industry. The rigorous audit was performed by Dr. Ron Kill of Micron2 based in the United Kingdom. Spencer Martin, Vice President of Wm. E. Martin & Sons Co., Inc., said that, "As one of the largest importers of spices in the United States, we are dedicated to ensuring that our spices are sourced from trusted suppliers that meet the highest food safety standards. Having achieved BRC Certification for the Agents and Brokers Standard helps demonstrate our commitment to food safety." The new standard was created in 2014 by the British based organization to promote best practices for food companies, including ones that specialize in importation and product distribution. Demand for BRC certification by importers is expected to increase with the upcoming implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and this accreditation puts Wm. E. Martin & Sons Co., Inc. at the forefront of food safety.
About Wm. E. Martin & Sons Co., Inc.
Founded in 1917, Wm. E. Martin & Sons Co., Inc. is one of the oldest importers of spices in the United States, carrying a full line of spices, seeds, herbs and allied products for the food trade.
About the British Retail Consortium (BRC)
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the United Kingdom's leading retail trade association.
About the BRC's Global Standards
BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification program used by over 22,000 certified suppliers in 123 countries.
Micron2 is an accredited United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) Certification Body founded in 1990 that performs audits against the BRC standards throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.
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