Nellson recognized for stellar manufacturing facility
Anaheim, Calif.-based Nellson, a manufacturer of branded and private label nutritional bar and functional powder solutions, recently achieved FSSC 22000 Certification of GFSA standard scheme at their Salt Lake City powder manufacturing facility.
“We are pleased to share the news that we have achieved FSSC 22000 compliance at our Salt Lake City facility,” said Bart Child, senior vice president of Commercial Development, Nellson. “This achievement mirrors the certification at our Anaheim, Calif. facility, making all of our nutrition powder manufacturing facilities compliant. Since acquiring Genysis Brand Solutions nearly two years ago, Nellson has invested a significant amount of capital to build systems and processes that provide a secure platform to launch new products and sustain brand protection. Many of these initiatives relate to Quality Assurance and Compliance which we believe improves brand protection and consumer experience.”
FSSC 22000 Certification of GFSA standard scheme requires intense preparatory and compliance work from all the operating functions of the plant, the company said. Highlights of the work accomplished include:
- PCQI (Preventive Control Qualified Individual) – Training in food safety risk assessment principles for over 30 individuals in the operating group, including key team members in Plant Operations, through the curriculum developed by FDA as part of FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act).
- GMP Audit Training – As part of the facility’s food safety and risk assessment program, Nellson organized a leadership team with specific training and focus for GMP compliance.
- Cleaning Validation – The plant underwent significant improvements to its established Sanitation Practices. These include but are not limited to validation of cleaning and sanitation procedures, and the introduction of allergen swabs to verify the effectiveness of cleaning. A robust Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) has been rolled out to assure Nellson continues to provide consistently safe products to customers and consumers.
- Document Control – Nellson has automated and integrated the Salt Lake City plant’s document control processes with Master Control suite products. This system makes the plant and processes “audit ready” for any regulatory and/or customer audits.