Lagos, Nigeria; May 28, 2019.
Nigeria’s leading food and agro-allied group, and makers of the popular Golden Penny Foods brand have been adjudged winners of Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) high-performance award, and recipient of the coveted Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) Certification.
MANCAP which was introduced by SON in 2006, is a mandatory product certification scheme designed to ensure that locally manufactured products meet the relevant Nigerian Industrial Standards (NIS).
Mrs. Peters Enitan, The Regulatory Compliance Manager, at FMN, while commenting on the MANCAP certification, disclosed that the award was a culmination of a series of regulatory inspections conducted by SON, including a production facility tour, on-line sample collection, on the spot analysis of samples collected during inspection to check compliance to SON standards, and finally, an analysis of selected products in SON’s laboratory to ensure the enrichment of required nutrients and compliance with set standards.
“Other aspects of the monitoring visits include compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices within our production environment, as well as the availability of relevant food safety regulatory documentation of our processes, which are sighted on inspection, and taken with them for their records.” She said.
Devlin Hainsworth, MD, Foods Division, at FMN commented: “The award is in recognition of companies that have distinguished themselves in their various manufacturing and production categories. FMN’s award is for high performance and continuous improvements to the quality of our products in the Flour milling category.”
“As one of the leading foods and agro-allied groups in Nigeria, we are focused on ensuring that the quality of Golden Penny products continually meets consumer and customer expectations. It is what we are truly passionate about and dedicated to. It is consistent with our purpose of feeding the Nation, Everyday, and ensuring that the millions of Nigerian families who are nourished by our products are always assured of the very best quality at affordable prices” He adds.
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About Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc
Incorporated in September 1960 and quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange since 1978, Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) Plc. is one of Nigeria’s leading food and agro-allied companies.
With a broad basket of food products, an iconic brand “Golden Penny” and robust pan- Nigerian production, distribution, and supply chain network, FMN is a fully integrated and diversified food and agro-allied group.
The FMN group strives in its mission to “Feed the Nation, Everyday” through its five core food value chains: Grains, Sweeteners, Oils and Fats, Proteins, and Starches. FMN creates value along the entire food chain with its “farm-to-table” model by providing inputs and know-how to farmers, aggregating and sourcing crops and raw materials to supply its world-class processing facilities across Nigeria, and distributing its innovative food brands to its customers.
Lagos, Nigeria; May 28, 2019.