HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 31 August 2018 – FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited (“FCHK”) is honoured to be recognized as ‘Diamond Award Enterprises’ in GS1 Quality Food Traceability Scheme 2018 (the “Scheme”), recognizing FCHK’s profession in implementing food safety and traceability standards in its supply chain management. With professional audit performed by GS1 Hong Kong, the assessment criteria are mainly evaluated in accordance with Global Traceability Standard, with cross reference to Global Food Safety Initiative recognized food safety scheme. The 12 audit criteria are under 4 key focus perspectives on scope, procedures, resource management and supervisory control.
Mr. Gary Siu, Operations Director of FrieslandCampina Hong Kong (left) received ‘Diamond Award Enterprise’ at the award ceremony of Quality Good Traceability Scheme 2018 from Mr. Eugene Fung, Deputy Secretary for Food and Health (Food), Food and Health Bureau of HKSAR (Right).
FCHK has maintained a presence in Hong Kong for 80 years during which time it has remained committed to nourishing the lives of people across all ages in HK and the market we serve with its full range of high quality and nutritious dairy products backed by dairy expertise from the Netherlands. FCHK and its mother company FrieslandCampina put product safety and quality assurance across the entire supply chain, from member dairy farm right through to distribution, as the utmost priority. While its mother company FrieslandCampina applies a standardized supply chain management in line with internal and international standard across all businesses internationally, providing millions of consumers all over the world with food that is rich in valuable dairy nutrients every day.
Ms. Helena He, Managing Director of FrieslandCampina Hong Kong, commented on the award, “We are honoured to be crowned as “Diamond Award Enterprise” in GS1 Quality Food Traceability Scheme 2018 at the first attempt that brightens our 80th anniversary celebration. Recognition from the GS1 audit professionals is a great affirmation and encouragement to FCHK’s supply chain management. Participation in the Scheme allowed us to review our current management model, thereby to identify rooms for continuous enhancement. We will continue to strengthen our supply chain management to enhance our food traceability and to offer safe and high quality products to the consumers.”
Quality Food Traceability Scheme 2018, hosted by GS1 Hong Kong, is an annual scheme to recognise local enterprises which demonstrate excellence in food traceability practices through performing a structural, standard-based audit. The Scheme aims to encourage enterprises to adopt food traceability practices, improve the visibility of food supply chain and enhance enterprises’ ability in traceability, hence to increase consumer trust in local food industry.
FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited
FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited (FCHK), a subsidiary of Royal FrieslandCampina, has maintained a long presence in Hong Kong for 80 years, providing high quality and nutritious dairy products including FRISO® infant and toddler milk formula, DUTCH LADY® dairy based beverages, OPTIMEL® adult nutrition formula and dairy products including BLACK&WHITE® and LONGEVITY®, for consumers, customers and food service business partners in Hong Kong and Macau. FCHK is committed to nourishing the lives of HK people across all ages with its full range of high quality and nutritious dairy products, as well as to leverage industry expertise and establish CSR initiatives through cross-industry partnership built with local NGOs, academian, industry experts and customers that created amplified impact to the society.
Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.
Every day FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with food that is rich in valuable nutrients. FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s largest dairy companies, manufacturing and providing a variety of dairy products which serve as raw materials and semi-manufactured goods for global infant and toddler products, the food and beverage as well as medical industries. FrieslandCampina has offices in 34 countries and employs a total of about 22,000 people. FrieslandCampina’s products find their way to more than 100 countries. The Company’s central office is in Amersfoort.
The Company is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A, with about 19,000 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, one of the world’s largest dairy cooperatives. For more information please visit: www.frieslandcampina.com.
About Quality Food Traceability Scheme
The outbreaks of food incidents in recent years raised public concerns on food safety. End-to-end food traceability thus becomes an essential and pivotal element in food safety management. To encourage enterprises to optimize their food traceability practices, GS1 Hong Kong holds the “Quality Food Traceability Scheme” annually since 2015. Through performing a structural, standard-based audit, the Scheme aims to recognise local enterprises which demonstrate excellence in food traceability practices, including the effective adoption of international standards and technology for their food management systems to enable a high level of traceability with the ultimate goal of serving better and safer food to consumers. For more information, please visit: https://www.gs1hk.org/quality-food-tracebility-scheme
About GS1 Hong Kong
Founded by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in 1989, GS1 Hong Kong is the local chapter of GS1®, a not-for-profit, standards organisation that develops and drives adoption of easy-to-implement global standards for business to uniquely identify, accurately capture and automatically share vital information about products, locations and assets. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, GS1 has over 110 national chapters in 150 countries. GS1 Hong Kong’s mission is to enable Hong Kong enterprises to improve the efficiency, safety, and visibility of supply chains across multiple sectors and facilitates commerce connectivity through the provision of global standards and a full spectrum of standards-based solutions and services. Currently, GS1 Hong Kong has close to 8,000 corporate members covering close to 20 industries including retail consumer goods, food and food services, healthcare, apparel, logistics as well as information and technology. For more information, please visit: https://www.gs1hk.org