ISO 22000 : 2005

ISO 22000 is an international standard which specifies the requirements of a food safety management system covering all organizations in the food chain from “farm to fork” and where we are concerned – from “bush to cup”. It is all about managing food safety risks across the food supply chain.

The standard combines generally recognized key elements to ensure food safety along the food chain including:
– Interactive communication
– System management
– Control of food safety through pre-requisite programmes and HACCP plans
– Continual improvement and updating of the food safety management system

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP)

Hazard analysis is a basic aspect of an effective food safety management system, since conducting a hazard analysis assists in organizing the knowledge required to create an effective combination of control measures. Knowing that, ISO 22000 integrates the principles of the HACCP system and application steps developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. By means of auditable requirements, it combines the HACCP plan with prerequisite programmes.

HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product. HACCP is referred as the prevention of hazards rather than finished product inspection.

The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP)

This is an alliance of tea packers who are working together to improve the sustainability of the tea sector. The ETP members share a vision of a thriving industry that is socially just and environmentally sustainable. The companies involved range from major multi-nationals, whose brands are found in most kitchens and supermarkets, to privately owned specialists producing ‘boutique’ blends. Together they cover around 50 brands, which are on sale in over 100 countries.

ETP aims to improve the lives of tea workers and ensure that tea drinkers can be confident that the tea in their cup has been produced in an environmentally and socially sustainable way and collaborates with a range of organizations to achieve these objectives.

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Fairtrde certification (Fairtrade, known as Fair Trade Certified) is a product certification system designed to allow people to identify products that meet agreed environmental, labour and developmental standards. Overseen by a standard-setting body – FLO International and a certification body FLO-CERT, the system involves independent auditing of producers to ensure the agreed standards are met.

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Sri Lanka Tea Board Cqc Programme

This is a Ceylon Tea Quality Certification (CQC- QMS) programme conducted by the Sri Lanka Tea Board. In addition to quality aspects, this involves compliance with the principles of Japanese 5S and Kaizen.

Society General Surveilance (SGS)

SGS is a world’s leading certifying body which is recognized as a global standard for quality and integrity. It carries out inspection and verification services, such as checking the condition and of traded goods at transhipment, helping the organizations to control quantity and quality, and meeting all relevant regulatory requirements across different regions and markets. And it enable organizations to reduce risks, shorten time to market and test the quality, safety and performance of products against relevant health, safety and regulatory standards. SGS certification demonstrates that the products, processes, systems or services are compliant with national, international or customer defined standards and covers the entire supply chain from raw materials to final consumption.

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Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) Certification

Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) in association with the Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) operates a Product Certification Scheme to certify the manufacturing process and the final product, i.e. Black Tea.

SLSI – SLTB: Product Certification Scheme for Tea (PCST) is designed to meet the specific needs of the tea plantation sector and to provide an internationally recognized third party guarantee to customers. The scheme is centered around essential elements of the Quality Management System combined with additional requirements on process control and product testing as specified in the relevant standards along with applicable legal requirements.

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National Quality Award

Quest for Excellence- the National Quality Award provides an avenue to be evaluated on exceptional performance and quality practices in competition with other organizations of similar size and eligibility category. It recognizes clear proven strategies for success.

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Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is a non-governmental organization with the published aims of working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.

Our Mission
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.

Our Vision
We envision a world where people and the environment prosper together.

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