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Cēsu alus expands the extent of international quality standard

During the regular process of re-certification, JSC “Cēsu alus” has expanded the activity field of the BRC International Quality Certificate, adjusting the operation of the plant located in Cēsis to international standards. It has been acknowledged by the expert audit that standards are being strictly upheld and the highest grade – Grade A quality standard has been assigned.

Upon successful implementation of a complex quality audit, at the end of 2010 JSC “Cēsu alus” has received the highest grade – Grade A certificate for one of the world’s most rigorous voluntary standards for food safety and quality management – BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Certificate. International Quality Conformity Assessment Institution Latsert, which implemented the audit, has expanded the extent of the quality standard, applying it to the canned production, as well as all the production meant for plastic or PET packaging.

Chairman of SIA “Latvijas sertifikācijas centrs” Board Jeļena Jureviča: “During the last years amazing progress has been achieved in the company in both technical, as well as professional development. Enormous work has been invested in the company development, and as a result the highest internationally recognized acknowledgement level has been awarded. Now the company will have to be able to meet these standards also in the future.”

Chairman of JSC “Cēsu alus” Board Eva Sietiņsone – Zatlere: “Provision of constant quality and improvement of the processes in a food production company are ever-present tasks, in which all structural units of the company are involved. Therefore we are delighted by the assessment of the international experts that showed no significant discrepancies with the highest grade quality standards.”

In 2006, JSC Cēsu alus was the first food production enterprise in Latvia to receive the BRC Certificate, becoming a good food production practice flagship in the country.
The highest grade quality certificate in the BRC global food market is considered to be a benchmark of good food production practice. The Quality Certificate received provides an extension of the scale of the quality and reputation of Cēsu alus products, as the largest clients of commercial chains both in Latvia and internationally highly value the standard, which provides high quality of products and their safety for the consumer.

The BRC (British Retail Consortium) – Great Britain’s Merchant Association – has established the international BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, defining the requirements for food enterprises that supply products to commercial chains and other companies.

Joi¬nt Stock Company Cēsu alus is the second largest brewery in Latvia and the oldest brewery in northern Europe. 99 % of voting shares are owned by the Finnish Holding Company OLVI Oyj. Since 2001, 27 million lats have been invested into the Company’s development. In 2008 the latest and fastest canning line in the Baltics was installed in the plant. The JSC Cēsu alus product portfolio represents eight categories of beverages: beer, beer cocktails, alcoholic cocktails, ciders, energy drinks, kvass, juices, and non-alcoholic beverages.