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FMN’s subsidiary gets global food certification award

Golden Sugar Company Limited, a subsidiary of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has won the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) awards for Nigeria and Africa. The award according to a statement, was announced during this year’s GFSI conference in Nice, France, which saw the convergence of industry leaders coming together under one umbrella to discuss key food safety trends in the Retail/Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs) sector of the global economy. FMN management said the award intends to reflect the diversity of the GFSI Global Markets Programme around the world from Africa, Asia, Americas and Europe. Speaking on the FMN’s Golden Sugar Company Limited award, the chairman of the GFSI board, Mike Robach, said: “The global markets awards 2019 recognise the commitment of companies all over the world to their food safety journey.

This year, the selection committee focused on the effort and innovations the companies have made in creating an environment for food safety and a culture of continuous improvement.” Golden Sugar Company, which incidentally was the only recipient company from Africa this year according to the statement, was recognized for boosting its client base beyond direct consumers to multinational industrial clients and reduced food safety-related complaints.General Manager, Golden Sugar company, Maniatis Ioannis John said: “We are delighted to be a part of this year’s conference and to have been selected as winners.

Our journey through the global markets programme has been truly inspirational and indeed rewarding. We know that Golden Sugar is enjoyed by millions of Nigerian families every day, so this is just one of the many initiatives that we have put in place to assure them of our commitment to quality and safe food for all.”

“As part of FMN’s commitment to the development of the sugar value chain in Nigeria and in line with the Federal Government’s backward integration policy regarding the mandatory upstream operation requirements for sugar processors, Golden Sugar Company acquired 100 per cent equity in Sunti Golden Sugar Estates Limited (SGSE), which was formally commissioned on the 15th of March 2018 by the His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

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