Tastee Ltd.’s Montego Bay plant, Intershores, was recently recertified in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). The recertification took place in February 2016 and was done through the SGS Agency. The company first received its global certification in November 2012. HACCP is an internationally recognized system for reducing the risk of safety hazards in food. It allows the company to demonstrate their commitment to producing safe and wholesome products. The process of becoming HACCP certified entailed Tastee Ltd. developing a Food Safety Management System that analysed all the potential Hazards and set critical control points for each product that is manufactured by the company. The Tastee Ltd. HACCP program is built on a foundation of good
manufacturing practices, prerequisite programs and standard operating procedures.
The process requires the company to have a management system in place that is committed to the implementation
of the policies and continual improvement of the HACCP system.
Through HAACP Certification, the image of the company has been transformed tremendously and was an effective entry-to- market tool into countries such as the Cayman Islands, Antigua & Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis and Trinidad & Tobago, where the Tastee products are currently distributed. The HAACP certification also aided with the improvement of investor confidence, leading to new business opportunities.