Food Safety Audit Expertise Added to GCCA Service Partnership Program

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) recently welcomed AIB International as its newest Service Partner. The partnership links GCCA members directly to AIB International - a trusted industry name in food safety program auditing and training. GCCA members are provided discounted pricing on services through this new relationship.

In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on food safety throughout the entire global supply chain. It is more important than ever for temperature-controlled third-party logistics companies to guarantee their customers that they can maintain the quality and safety of their perishables while in their facilities. In addition, many companies are taking steps to meet the standards required for the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

"We have seen a growing need among our members for assistance with developing food safety controls programs and general guidance on achieving food safety certifications," said Corey Rosenbusch, President and CEO of GCCA. "I am pleased we can add this partnership to our growing list of industry-related member services."

AIB International was founded in 1919 as a technology and information transfer center for bakers and food processors. Today the mission is to empower the food industry to elevate food safety programs and grain-based production capabilities across the global food chain. Their core food safety competencies include guidance on HACCP, the Food Safety Modernization Act, food storage, sanitation auditing, hygiene, and other food safety related items.

"AIB is eager to offer our expertise in food safety to GCCA members as they work to keep high-quality, safe food moving through the world's supply chain," said Stephanie Lopez, VP of Food Safety Services, Americas. "The audits, training, and certification assistance we provide are exactly what GCCA members need to expand their food safety programs and seek out the best industry certifications."

As part of the partnership, a representative from AIB International will serve on the WFLO Scientific Advisory Council, an eminent group of food scientists, logistics, and packaging experts from around the world who offer GCCA members cutting-edge research and advice on a variety of food and logistics topics. AIB will also participate on the GCCA Supply Chain Operations Committee, supply content for GCCA newsletters and COLD FACTS magazine; and participate in speaking opportunities for GCCA events and webinars throughout the year.