FSNS awarded Certification Body of the Year

April 10, 2017

Food Safety Net Services Certification & Audit (FSNS C&A) has been selected as the “Certification Body of the Year” at the 5th annual BRC Americas Food Safety Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Justin Derrington (left), manager of audit services, Shanna Boleman, certification manager, Lori Ernst VP of auditing and certification, John Bellinger, CEO of FSNS, at BRC Americas Food Safety conference. Photo: FSNS

This award is a result of FSNS C&A continuing to demonstrate growth of audited sites through voluntary module programs including FSMA and culture excellence, according to the organization. FSNS C&A was the first certification body (CB) to have an audited site complete with the culture excellence module program. Through education and organizational growth, FSNS C&A, as a CB, is actively using the voluntary module program to ensure excellence, according to a FSNS press release.

“We are honored to be selected as the BRC Certification Body of the year and are proud of our association with the British Retail Consortium,” said John Bellinger, CEO of FSNS. “This award represents the leadership, knowledge, work ethic and passion exhibited by Lori Ernst, our VP of Auditing and Certification, and her team, building FSNS C&A into a premier auditing team.”

To achieve this level of recognition, FSNS C&A has ensured extensive training for its auditors, including FSMA training taught by professors who are experts in food safety. The goal of the training was to provide growth opportunities, ensure consistency among auditors to assist clients with continuous improvement, and to develop the most highly qualified auditors in the industry. Upon completion of the three day FSMA course all auditors became PCQI qualified individuals.

To learn more about FSNS Certification & Audit, visit www.fsnsaudit.com.