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Another Pacific Seafood Plant Receives Coveted BRC Certification

Jul 08, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore, - July 8, 2013, After months of preparation and a thorough audit process last month, Pacific Seafood Woodland, located in Woodland, Washington, is the fourth Pacific Seafood plant to earn the coveted British Retail Consortium (BRC) Certification.

The Woodland packing facility met the stringent requirements of the BRC standards for food safety where they pack cooked and raw crustacean shellfish. the certification also merits them for the inspection, grading, trimming, freezing and repacking of finfish. The company's Senior QA Manager in charge of Regulatory Compliance, Hakan Calik, says, "Our great team and strong food safety, quality and traceability systems are now recognized at a GFSI certification level."

This BRC certification is in line with company goals relating to the fulfillment of our Pacific Advantage™ initiative and its commitment to food safety through verifiable quality assurance. Stewardship, sustainability, and traceability, also components of the initiative, add to the support for responsible management practices. "A sound food safety and quality program is built upon teamwork and commitment. The team at Pacific Seafood Woodland is committed to be the industry leader in promoting safe, healthy, and high quality seafood to consumers. Achieving the Global Food Safety Initiative certification is another testimony to our commitment", adds General Manager of QA and R/D, John Lin, Ph.D.

Randy Morrell, Operations Manager at Pacific Seafood Woodland, says, "We are happy to be able to provide our customers with the greatest assurance in our food handling safety and expertise. BRC certification takes our process and teams to the next level of quality and food safety."

About Pacific Seafood

Pacific Seafood Group is a seafood processing company that launched in 1941 as a small, fresh seafood retail operation in Portland, Ore. Over the years, the family-owned business has expanded to become a successful vertically integrated seafood processing and distribution company throughout North America.

Pacific Seafood processes seafood products from Alaska to Mexico, has facilities in seven Western states and participates in the global seafood trade market. It is a member of the West Coast Seafood Processors Association and is active in promoting a healthy and sustainable seafood industry.

Pacific Seafood is under the leadership of Frank Dulcich, the founder’s namesake and grandson. For more information visit: www.pacseafood.com