Flamingo receives ISO certification from NSI

The Namibian Institution (NSI) awarded Flamingo Inflight Services with an ISO 22000 Certification during a Cocktail and Stakeholder Open Day held in the Capital recently.

Flamingo is a Namibian owned company that specializes in food production for airlines and retail operators.

The ISO 22000 certification from NSI ensures Flamingo meets the requirements for a food safety management system to control safety hazards thus resulting in the production and delivery of safe food.

In a speech read on her behalf, NSI Chief Executive Officer Chie Wasserfall said the certificate awarded to Flamingo is a testimony that the company has demonstrated their commitment, and will continue to do so to proactively manage food safety hazards as a means of food sourcing and preparation processes, including value-added, packaging and distribution.

It is my view that the ISO 22000 standard is relevant in today's competitive market and cross-border trading. The ISO 22000 standard is, in fact, a system of principals that helps food business operators act responsibly, and most importantly, consider how they handle food and introduces procedures to ensure that the food produced or prepared is safe to eat, she explained.

Wasserfall further noted that with this certification Flamingo will reduce the risk of unsafe products through the identification and management of risks to food safety at critical control points, minimize the cost associated with potential claims, product failure and increase confidence in their product quality from both customers and their organization.

As an NSI certified company, Flamingo will be privileged to use the NSI Mark of Conformity, to demonstrate that a product and respective production or preparation processes have been independently verified for conformity to product standards and process controls respectively, she said.

On his part, General Manager for Flamingo, Kelvin Kaisi said that the milestone of certification that they celebrate is a confirmation of their commitment to the success of their customers and stakeholders through the delivery of world-class products and services.

This special day is concurrently an opportunity to give an insight to existing customers, potential customers and the greater Namibian nation, into our operations and how the ISO22000 certification impacts and guides our processes, he said.

Flamingo's current customers include Air Namibia, South African Airways, Euro wings, Shoprite Checkers Group and Amushe Business Class Lounge amongst others.

Source: Namibia Press Agency