GHANA – Accra Brewery Limited, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest beverage and brewing company, AB InBev, has received the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana.

The certification was granted after the brewer proved successful in implementing the programme which it said was through technical assistance and coaching from FDA through its Food Industrial Support Services unit.

Mr. Philip Redman, ABL Country Director said that the recognition by the FDA was a clear manifestation of their commitment to maintaining high standards of food safety and health at their plant.

He added the process was led by dream of bringing people together for a better world, and this ensured priority for customer safety and health in their line of business.

To ensure this and achieve general business growth, the company was maintaining a cost-effective control system, facilitate regulatory inspections, and consistently and reliably produce safe food.

“Also, integrity, hard work, quality, and responsibility are key drivers used in our company and we believe that this reaffirms our commitment towards producing a diverse portfolio of high quality brands to suit every palate.

Our primary aim with the implementation of this policy is to increase consumer and stakeholder confidence in our products and also to enhance market accessibility of our products,” said Philip.

In the meantime, FDA will continue collaborating with ABL to ensure that safe beverage is produced for consumers, as well as assisting the business to manage and sustain the HACCP tool.

The company having entered the Ghanaian alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage market in 1931, has unveiled a commitment to invest in healthy lifestyles across the globe.

It has also invested in a Cleaner World where its natural resources are shared and preserved for the future; and in a Growing World where everyone has an opportunity to improve their livelihood, as reported by GNA.