Melvin Marsh International, trading as Melvins Tea in Kenya has again been successfully awarded the ISO 22000:2005 certificate in a colorful ceremony held at their head office along Funzi Road last week on Friday 21st June 2019. The certification body SGS’ Manager Mr. Charles Lang’at graced the event together with Melvin’s partners East African Trade Hub Dr. Fred Kong’ong’o and Ms. Margaret Ouma who guided the company towards regaining this certification.
“East Africa Trade Hub supported several companies through the process of certification. Melvins Tea is the first of all the companies to be successfully recertified,” stated Dr. Fred. “We are very proud of Melvins Tea for achieving this great milestone. It takes a lot of hard work and commitment and this is what we saw in the Melvins team,” he went on to add.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 22000:2005 is a Food Safety Management System that can be applied to any organization in the food chain, farm to fork. It gives confidence to customers as it shows that a company has a Food Safety Management System in place. Having an ISO 22000 certification can help make customers feel more secure in the safety of a business’s product; an increasingly important issue for both businesses and consumers.
“Melvins is a high performance organization and we believe that this standard has helped us in the past and will continue to help us unlock new markets while growing our market share in Kenya,” said Ms. Flora Mutahi, The Founder and CEO of Melvin Marsh International.
The company sees this as a step closer to achieving its vision: To be a world class company committed to delighting our customer with innovative brands. Melvins Tea has been in the tea business for the last 25 years, having introduced flavored teas into the Kenyan market. “Innovation is a key pillar for us and we continue to be at the forefront of developing products to make tea exciting and refreshing for all age groups and communities, “she concluded.