Posted: August 1, 2017

It is official, Chippewa Valley Bean is BRC certified this June. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the leading trade association for UK retailing. The BRC food safety standard began in the UK, but it is now recognized globally as a premier certification.

The auditor reviews every program that pertains to food safety. From the visitor policy to the equipment we use to remove foreign material, the auditor reviews each aspect of every program and its relevance to producing a safe product. The certification holds Chippewa Valley Bean’s upper management team responsible for providing our customers with the highest quality and safest product possible. This certification will allow us to continue to market our grower beans all over the world and provide them with the highest price for their product.

The audit resulted in 10 minor non-conformities. This gave Chippewa Valley Bean an “A” for a final grade. The non-conformities were corrected and resubmitted for approval before receiving our certification.

Our Organic Certification has also been renewed for 2017 through the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association. Once the new dryer and bin system is completed for organic production, it we will be inspected and certified by MCIA.

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