The whole process in KC Fresh’s packing house has prioritized the Food quality and safety as the first, therefore, the food safety managing system has been conducted in every step, to ensure the consumers that all products are processed following the requirements of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point), and BRC (The British Retail Consortium) standards. The products are hazard analyzed, quality monitored, well selected with fresh and safe before supplying to consumers, both in domestic market and global market.

Every system is planned and operated along with the policy of labour management in compliance with the labour laws and Partner’s international laws which is the labour requirement of  ETI Base Code (ETI : Ethical Trading Initiative) under the standard of SMETA SEDEX conscientiously.

GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)
BRC (The British Retail Consortium)
SMETA (The Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit)
GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)

GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)

Good Manufacturing Practice or GMP is a system to ensure that products are consistently produced and controlled following the requirements of the quality standard of the bureau of production control administration of the nation or the community in order to research, produce, consume, trade in the better way. It is established by the international food standard or CODEX for worldwide members to have the measurements of practicing for the safety of the consumers. GMP is the basic measures needed in the production of safe food. The standard covers the six matters of :

  • The hygiene of manufacturing area, facilities, and environment
  • The management and controlling of tools, machines, and equipment used in the production
  • The production plan and control system
  • The sanitation
  • The maintenance and cleaning
  • The management system of personnel
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point or HACCP is a management system to analyze and control the hazard and critical points of biological, physical, and chemical contamination throughout the food production. It is the international standard regulated by the committees of FAO/ WHO (Codex Alimentarius Commission) which many countries can implement the standard’s regulations to ensure the food safety for both producers and consumers. 

The principles of HACCP consist of three hazardous protections:

  1. Biological hazard is the biological substances that cause a decease or toxic condition to the health.
  2. Chemical hazard from chemical applications either to protect the plants in the farm , or use in the food producing process, whether it be  Preservative or Cleansing chemicals.
  3. Physical hazard is any kind of substance, such as pieces of glass, hard plastic or metal.
BRC (The British Retail Consortium)

BRC (The British Retail Consortium)

The British Retail Consortium or in short BRC is formed by the UK retailers’ association and consortium with supports from many supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Iceland Foods, Waitrose, Safeway, The Co-operative Group, and ASDA Stores. They have organized BRC as an effective approach to measure, monitor and evaluate the capability of food safety production which covers the regulations of quality, safety and legality consisting with the principles of HACCP, Quality Management System, Environmental management system in the working area, Production and Product control System and Personnel Management System. BRC also helps reducing the duplication of auditing for the entrepreneurs who export the products to UK’s retailers which their quality management of food safety production can be audited via certified body approved by BRC organization

SMETA (The Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit)

SMETA (The Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit)

SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is a compilation of the best practices in ethical audit. It covers the elements of Labour Standard, Health care and Safety in work place, Business Ethics, and Environment. SMETA is established by the Sedex Associate Auditor Group (AAG), with registered members from all around the world. SMETA methodology bases on the local law and Ethical Trading Initiative or ETI which is the trade ethics and social responsibility. In addition, It is the basic regulations of labour protection and safety production that must be conducted throughout the whole supply chain of a company.

The ETI Base Code  consists with the basic regulations of:

  1. Obtaining the freedom in employment  
  2. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected
  3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  4. Child labour under the age of 18 shall not be used
  5. Living Wages are paid according to the National labour law and higher rate wages for higher skill workers.
  6. Working hours must comply with the National law and International labour standard, in which shall not exceed 48 hours per week, and 60 hours per week including for Overtime. 
  7. No discrimination is practiced, which means there is no treat to employees with bias of genders, religions, race, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
  8. Regular employment is provided. All employees must be on the basis of recognized employment relationship established through national social security laws and regulations.
  9. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed. No physical or verbal abuse, sexual or other harassment and any form of intimidation shall be prohibited.