WILD Among First To Be FSSC 22000 Certified In United States


rlanger, KY (April 8, 2010) – WILD Flavors, Inc. (WILD) is pleased to announce the company has successfully achieved the requirements set forth within the Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000), making WILD one of the first companies in the United States to attain this accomplishment.

The FSSC 22000 is based on the internationally recognized standard ISO 22000 and the British Standards Institute (BSI) specification PAS 220. This certification has recently gained full approval by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) following an extensive benchmarking process using international standards based on industry best practices and sound science. WILD customers can be confident that products purchased are not only of the highest quality but have been processed with food safety programs meeting the requirements of this stringent food safety standard. This recent certification is an outstanding accomplishment for one of the world’s leading privately-owned manufacturers of natural flavors and strengthens WILD’s position as a global supplier throughout the Food & Beverage Industry.

Michael Ponder, President and CEO commented, “With the current level of concern worldwide, WILD has taken proactive steps to ensure the proper global procedures for food safety throughout the supply chain of our ingredients. The FSSC certification is only a part of the on-going practices and awareness of the food safety provided to our customers ensuring international stability of our products.”

About GFSI

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is managed by The Consumer Goods Forum and was set up in 2000 to pursue continuous improvement in food safety management systems, cost efficiency in the supply chain and safe food for consumers worldwide.