A Healthy Step Taken by Asia Airfreight Terminal to Ensure Food Safety 

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Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), a prominent air cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong, has recently been honored with ISO 22000:2018 and HACCP certifications from LRQA, marking them as the first air cargo terminal in Hong Kong to achieve such esteemed certifications.

ISO 22000 and HACCP systems aim to control and eliminate potential food safety risks. ISO 22000 is a globally recognized standard that outlines the requirements for a food safety management system (FSMS) within an organization involved in any stage of the food supply chain. On the other hand, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a specific methodology designed to identify and prevent hazards during food handling. By attaining these certifications, AAT showcases its dedication to establishing and implementing robust processes and controls to guarantee the safety of the food products they handle.

Mr. Mike Chew, CEO of AAT, received the certification from the Senior Manager of LRQA, Ms. Christine Ng.

“LRQA is the world leader in offering ISO 22000 certification and training services, having helped develop the standard. Food safety is a global concern. We are pleased to bear the responsibility with AAT, providing customized solutions to help them manage risks and ensure best practice when working towards effective food safety procedures, and ensuring that consumers have access to safe and quality food,” said Ms. Christine Ng, Senior Manager of LRQA.

” We fully understand the demand of air transport of food, especially perishables, continue to grow in line with customers’ expectations. AAT is proud to receive these certifications that validates our capability to effectively handle cold chain shipments. The certification is also a testament to our commitment on exceeding our customers’ expectation through operational excellence,” said Mr. Mike Chew, CEO of AAT.

AAT has implemented a wide array of measures to meet the requirements of ISO 22000:2018, which includes implementing inflexible hygiene and sanitation protocols and providing comprehensive training to all staff engaged in food handling operations. These measures are in addition to the existing HACCP system in place.

Source – https://www.aat.com.hk/en/latest-news/asia-airfreight-terminal-%E2%80%93-first-air-cargo-terminal-hong-kong-achieve-iso-220002018

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