HELSINGBORG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saba Fresh Cuts OY, the Fresh Cuts plant of Dole in Finland has received from DNV Assurance the ISO 22000 certification that reflects its full compliance with HACCP standards and food safety procedures.
"This certification is a recognition of the efforts of all our teams to reach excellence at every step of the production process and an uncompromising approach to food safety," says Stefan Grahn, General Manager at Saba Fresh Cuts. "This is an important achievement for Saba Fresh Cuts in Finland and an outstanding performance from our QA team led by Essi Martonen."
"We have been very pleased with the growth of our business in Finland since we took over in 2011," says Site Manager Pekka Vanhakylä. "Our turnover more than doubled between 2012 and 2013 and we can still see potential for further growth. We have elevated this plant to the highest international standards and are packing an increasing range of products. Thanks to the cooperation between Sweden and Finland we can offer the best processes for each product, while our location in Finland gives our customers a shorter lead time and fresher overall product. Our introduction of freshly cut fruits and vegetables, along with specialties such as cooking greens and wasabi rucola, has strengthened our position within Foodservice. It takes time for consumers to switch to our products but once they do, they change their purchasing behaviour for good. "