National beef exporter, Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) performed exceptionally well during the 2017 audit of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety, APA learnt on Thursday.The audit is a standard benchmarked against the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
A statement from the BRC on Thursday said BMC’s Francistown Abattoir in northern Botswana maintained a “BRC Grade AA” certification, which it first achieved in 2016.
According to the statement BMC’s Lobatse Abattoir in the southern part of the country, which achieved “BRC Grade A” in 2016, this time around has improved its grading to “BRC Grade AA”.
“This achievement by BMC abattoirs, ensures access of Botswana Beef to the most lucrative and reputable global markets – envisioned to sustain the domestic beef sector with better returns to Botswana cattle producers,” the statement added.
It further said achieving best global accreditation and certification for BMC plants, remains one of the key business objectives which the BMC management has identified in its reform strategy to become a more sustainable enterprise achieving profitability.