Cibaria International, Inc. Receives a Gold Rating from Silliker Audit

Cibaria International receives a great honor within the Food Industry with their near-perfect audit score that demonstrates superior GMP and Food Safety practices.

Online PR News – 08-January-2011 – – Cibaria International, Inc, a premier distributor and retailer of Olive Oils, Specialty Oils, Butters, and Vinegars announced that they recently received the a Gold Certificate of Recognition for passing their 2010/2011 Silliker audit with a near-perfect score of 99.3%. The results of the "Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety Systems Audit" demonstrate that Cibaria International, Inc. is in strict compliance with all Food Safety and GMP requirements that range from ensuring quality systems are in place, in addition to plant sanitation and processing procedures.

Silliker is recognized as one of the world's leading food safety auditing firms, and is utilized by some of the world's largest food industry companies. Silliker has been accredited as a certification body for the Safe Quality Food (SQF) program of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). The GMP and FSS audits combine a host of recognized industry practices and principles, as well as recommendations from the National Advisory Committee for Microbiological Criteria in Foods, the Food and Drug Administration, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Silliker's comprehensive audit evaluations involve a systems and programs review, as well as a physical assessment of the facility itself.

"It took the efforts of every member of the Cibaria team to achieve this goal" explains Cibaria's Compliance Manager, Charlotte Murphy. "Everyone put forth their best to help us prepare for this year's audit, and that is why it was a success" she added.

Cibaria International, Inc. voluntarily undergoes annual independent third-party audits as part of their commitment to their product, and to their customers. These audits play an important role in keeping the facility running in the most compliant manner possible.

"Product safety and integrity, along with employee training have been the grounds for Cibaria's success in this very competitive market" states Cibaria's Operations Manager, Jose Rodriguez. "Through third-party audits such as Silliker, we hope to be an example of how every company should operate in order to assure the consumer they are getting a safe, high-quality product.

In 2010, Cibaria was also awarded special recognition from the Food Industry Business Roundtable (FIBR) for food safety practices.

Cibaria International, Inc. is based in Southern California and offers a wide variety of services and products to its clientele; such as high-quality olive oils, specialty oils, and vinegars, in addition to product bottling, and private labeling capabilities. Cibaria also recently launched a new division that caters to business owners that are looking to stock their Olive Oil Stores and Specialty Food Stores with quality Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Vinegars from around the world, including an array of infused olive oils and flavored balsamic vinegars.

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