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John Ross Jr awarded 4th BRC accreditation

17 May 2012

Scotland’s oldest commercial producer of traditional Scottish smoked Scottish salmon, John Ross Jr (Aberdeen) Ltd, has been awarded the Grade A Global Standard for Food Safety from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for the fourth year in a row

John Ross Jr’s fourth successive accreditation coincides with its 25th anniversary, having supplied large multiple retail and wholesale customers, hotels, restaurants and small independent retailers throughout the UK and overseas since the smokehouse opened its doors in 1987.

The company’s founder and chairman, Andrew Leigh, has since grown the family business into a key international exporter within the luxury foods market supplying over 30 countries throughout the world.

The company’s director, Christopher Leigh, now operates John Ross Jr and has overseen the accreditation for the last four years.

On the accreditation Christopher comments: “We’ve always worked to the highest standards and Grade A certification not only highlights this but also helps to cut through the administration, audits and paperwork now required by the majority of businesses operating in the food industry. We’re proud that we continue to achieve the highest accreditation year on year and believe that it sends a clear message to our existing and prospective customers that John Ross Jr is a world-class producer underpinned by rigorous quality control procedures.”

David Brackston, British Retail Consortium Technical Director, adds: “Our Global Standard for Food Safety is an international quality benchmark that provides a platform for producers to demonstrate the robust nature of their systems and procedures. John Ross Jr continues to maintain a high standard of safety and quality across its product portfolio and has demonstrated that it operates to the highest of international food standards.”

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