Dangote Sugar Refinery has successfully obtained the Food Safety Systems (FSSC 22000) Certification). A certification which is a standard fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) comes on the heels of other standards already obtained by the refinery which include ISO 9001:2008, ISO 22000:2005 and ISO OHSAS 18001:2007.
The recommendation for DSR’s FSSC 22000 certification was given in November 2015, after series of painstaking processes, followed by internal and surveillance audits conducted by the SGS, a world leading Food Safety certification and standards organization.
According to Abdulahi Sule the acting Group Managing Director, Dangote Sugar Refinery
“This feat is part is of the Sugar Refinery’s strategic drive to meet its customer’s needs using good manufacturing practices, enhanced food safety culture and management systems, as well as to sustain its frontline position in the sugar sub-sector in line with internationally accepted practices and standards”.
He added, “the certifications will see to an increased consumer confidence in the Dangote Sugar brand, help eliminate production loss time in its refinery, and ultimately see to the realisation of an increased market share, with increased patronage by existing and prospective customers who have been eagerly awaiting the achievement of the FSSC 22000 certification by Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc”.
Dangote Sugar Refinery is actively pursuing a backward integration master plan with a target of producing a total of 1.5 million tons of sugar per annum. The target is to enable it meet the national sugar master plan.