On June 19-22, the American Yeast Corporation (AYC) yeast plant in Memphis Tennessee successfully completed the Stage I and Stage II audits required for certification to the FSSC 22000 food safety standard. Six minor nonconformities (NC’s) were identified, all minor in nature. Corrective Actions to these NC’s will be addressed within the next 30-days to secure the certification to this strategic food safety standard.
Certification to the FSSC 22000 standard confirms the compliance of AYC Memphis to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) requirements for food safety. GFSI compliance has become a market requirement established by many customers of the Lallemand/American Yeast Division.