Taiyo has announced that its Sunphenon green tea manufacturing facility, Taiyo Green Power, has achieved Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 certification, recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
FSSC 22000 is a complete independent food-safety certification developed to address prerequisite program requirements for food product and ingredient manufacturers. It is recognized by the GFSI and is supported by the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the European Union and the American Groceries Manufacturing Association.
“Taiyo’s successful FSSC Certification reaffirms its commitment to providing the highest quality and safest ingredients to customers around the world,” said Dr. Lekh Juneja, Taiyo’s Vice President.
“Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance’s recognition of our manufacturing process and attention to food safety further assures customers looking to fortify their products with green tea extracts of Taiyo’s dedication to safety.”
According to Taiyo, all green tea extracts within the Sunphenon line are produced from natural green tea and are compliant with stringent US FDA residual pesticide regulations. Sunphenon is extracted via a water infusion process and decaffeinated using only FDA-approved food-grade ethyl acetate, said the company.