MTC Logistics announced it has earned a certification through the British Retail Consortium (BRC) under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for its Port of Wilmington, Del. distribution center.
Said Ernie Ferguson, vice president of sales for MTC Logistics, “The BRC certification is validation of our long term commitment to providing the highest quality food safety standards through the supply chain solutions we offer. A growing number of retail and food service companies in North America require this independent certification. This is our second distribution center certification this year and we intend to have all of our distribution centers certified by the end of the year.”
Originally introduced in 2006 the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution provides the essential certification link between the range of BRC manufacturing Standards and the end user, the retailer and the food service company. BRC has been recognized internationally as the leader in food safety certification. As a member of the GFSI the BRC is committed to continuous improvement of its food safety standard and requires the same continuous improvement from the distribution centers they certify.
Diane Busch, Director of Corporate Administration explains the company’s rationale in seeking the certification, “Globally recognized certification such as BRC helps us to ensure that our distribution centers and food safety practices are meeting the best possible standards and provide valuable third party recognition of our commitment to our customers.”
Founded in 1928, MTC Logistics owns and operates 3 refrigerated distribution centers in Maryland and Delaware within close proximity to the Ports of Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia. Through its transportation subsidiary, MLogistics, MTC Logistics offers refrigerated LTL and FTL transportation to the major U.S. retail and foodservice providers as well as port drayage services.