Areej Vegetable oil & Derivatives, SAOG the manufacturer of Oman’s leading brands of vegetable oils such as Khafeef, Minara, Sohar, & Jebel Akhdar recently received the prestigious Swiss certification FSSC for its products, packaging and production management systems.
Salem Al Bortmany, DGM comments,” The fact that we are the first in the entire region to receive this certification validates the truly international standards of our products and processes. This certification reassures our various international clients that our manufacturing processes are of the highest standards and creates greater business opportunities. We are proud to put Oman on the global map for this certification”
The Food Safety System Certification is awarded after a rigorous audit process conducted over several site visits. The audit covers manufacturing management processes, products ranging from vegetable oils to butter, mayonnaise and dressings and packaging.
Areej Vegetable Oil & Derivatives SAOG was established in 1980 with a majority shareholding of the OMZEST Group. Areej Vegetable Oils enjoys a 65% market share in Oman and its current exports are 70% of the total business. It has a modern hygienic plant and manufactures and markets top quality cooking oils, ghee, margarine, specialty fats and butter products. The Company’s leading brands Minara, Sohar, Khafeef, Jabal Akhdar and Muscat Margarine are trusted names in every Omani home.
The Foundation for Food Safety Certification was founded in 2004. The Foundation developed FSSC 22000. This development is supported by the Confederation of the FoodDrinkEurope. The scheme is recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
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