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DPL Festive Bakery received the FSSC 22000 ISO Certification, becoming the first bakery in East Africa to get prestigious award. /COURTESY.

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DPL Festive first bakery to receive FSSC 22000 ISO certification in East Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 14- DPL Festive, one of the leading bakeries in Kenya has been awarded the Food Safety Systems Certification FSSC 22000 ISO certification.

It becomes the first bakery in the East African region to receive the ISO certification after adopting a framework for food safety management using best practices to ensure consumer safety.

“DPL festive places the highest level of importance on the safe handling of food and food-related products.  By pursuing and achieving FSSC 22000 certification, we are further demonstrating our deep commitment to food safety in the bread industry,” a statement by the company Directors Jaynish Shah and Dipesh Shah said.

Food Safety Systems Certification (FSSC 200000) is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked food safety standard.

FSSC 22000 can be applied to organizations of any size or complexity in the food/feed supply chain.

FSSC 22000 certification requires that providers undertake a thorough analysis of the processes and related hazards to identify food safety risks and implement measures to eliminate those risks, including controls for food defense and food fraud to protect the consumer.

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