Golden Sugar Company Limited, a subsidiary of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc., has won the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Awards 2019.

The award was announced during this year’s GFSI Conference in Nice, France, the company said in a statement on Tuesday, March 12.

GFSI brings together key actors of the food industry to collaboratively drive continuous improvement in food safety management systems around the world, while the conference brings industry leaders together to discuss the key food safety trends in the FMCG sector.

The awards reflect the diversity of the GFSI Global Markets Programme around the world today from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.

According to the statement, Golden Sugar was the only recipient company from Africa this year.

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The company was recognised 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.”

Chairman of the GFSI Board, Mike Robach said, “The Global Markets Awards 2019 recognises 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.”

With a vision of safe food for consumers everywhere, food industry leaders created GFSI in 2000 to find collaborative solutions to collective concerns, notably to reduce food safety risks, audit duplication and costs while building trust throughout the supply chain.

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