NIGERIA – Nigeria’s food and beverage company, Rite Foods has received ISO 9001:2015 certification from the Standard Organisation of Nigeria as it seeks growth into the rest of the West African countries, according to the Vanguard.
The Quality Management System certification demonstrates the food manufacturer’s ability to provide quality products and services that meet both local and international standards.
This indicates conformity of Rite Foods management systems to international acceptable standard requirement with focus on continued improvement.
It allows the company to provide products that meet requirements while assuring customers’ confidence in their quality, safety and sustainability across the entire food supply chain.
“By the presentation of this certification today, Rite Foods Limited is adjudged to have a system that gives customers and interested parties’ assurance of your ability to consistently provide products that meet relevant requirements,” said the Director-General, Standard Organisation of Nigeria, Osita Abaloma.
“This focus on production of quality products will also strengthen your competitive strategies.
“By this achievement, Rite Foods have gained her place among a privileged class of Quality Management System certified organisations in Nigeria.”
He reiterated on the need for both private and public organisations to adopt efficient quality management systems and ensuring the system remain effective in order to fully benefit from time and cost savings, improved efficiency and eventually improved customer relationships.
Following the certification, Rite Foods plans to increase production to make their products available throughout the country.
Expansion into West Africa
Once the strategy to conquer the Nigerian market is done, the firm will increase production capacity in order to cater for increasing demand especially for the rest of the West African market.
“We intend to spread to the neighbouring countries in a bid to satisfy and meet the needs of the final consumers.
“Once we conquer the Nigerian market we are set to move to neighbouring West African countries to cash in on the opportunities that abound. We are striving for excellence because we believe everybody is capable of achieving rare feats. We will succeed,” said Abaloma.