Foodcorp Beverage Division, producer of Mageu Number 1, is the first mageu manufacturer to achieve ISO 22000 certification. This certification specifies requirements to manage a food safety system, in line with international standards for food safety. This requires management commitment to conform and apply to all standards and programmes that include documentation of policies, internal and supplier audits, ongoing staff training and maintaining a food safety management programme which is aligned to the ISO22000 standard requirements.
“We see this as a milestone for an industry growing in leaps and bounds,” adds Nel. “As a market leader it is our responsibility to grow the category and invest in product innovation, ensuring that the consumer continues to use this traditional product more regularly. As consumers continue to demand even better quality and value for money, we as manufacturers need to ensure that we are continuously able to meet those needs and wants.”