Mr. Gary Siu, Operations Director of FrieslandCampina Hong Kong (Left) received 'Diamond Award Enterprise' at the award ceremony of Quality Food Traceability Scheme 2019 from Hon Peter Shiu, Legislative Councilor and Deputy Chairman of Panel on Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene (Right). 

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 29 August 2019 - FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited ("FCHK") is honoured to be recognised as 'Diamond Award Enterprises' in GS1HK's Quality Food Traceability Scheme 2019 (the "Scheme") for the second consecutive year and attained 3 Stars, the highest rank of the newly added Efficient Consumer Response ("ECR") Index (the "index"), recognising FCHK's professionalism in implementing food safety and traceability standards in its supply chain management.

With professional audit performed by GS1 Hong Kong, the assessment criteria are mainly evaluated in accordance with Global Traceability Standard, with cross reference to Global Food Safety Initiative-recognised food safety standards. The 12 audit criteria are under 4 key focus perspectives on scope, procedures, resource management and supervisory control. Audit criteria of the index are developed according to the Global ECR, to evaluate company's capabilities on supply chain execution efficiency in supporting traceability, including business operation, system, file processing and product recognition.

FCHK has maintained a presence in Hong Kong for over 80 years during which time it has remained committed to nourishing the lives of people across all ages in Hong Kong and the market we serve with its full range of high quality and nutritious dairy products backed by dairy expertise from the Netherlands. FCHK and its mother company FrieslandCampina put product safety and quality assurance across the entire supply chain, from member dairy farm right through to distribution, as the utmost priority. While its mother company FrieslandCampina applies a standardised supply chain management in line with internal and international standard across all businesses internationally, providing millions of consumers all over the world with food that is rich in valuable dairy nutrients every day.

Ms. Helena He, Managing Director of FrieslandCampina Hong Kong, commented on the award, "We are honoured to be crowned as "Diamond Award Enterprise" with 3 Stars of ECR Index by GS1 HK Quality Food Traceability Scheme 2019 again. Recognition from the GS1HK audit professionals is a great affirmation and encouragement to FCHK's supply chain management. During this year's audit, company's overall understanding and application of traceability standard is good, which further secure consumer's confidence. Participation in the Scheme allowed us to review our current management model, thereby to identify rooms for continuous enhancement. We will continue to strengthen our supply chain management to enhance our food traceability and to offer safe and high quality products to the consumers."

Quality Food Traceability Scheme, is an annual scheme hosted by GS1 Hong Kong to recognise local enterprises which demonstrate excellence in food traceability practices through performing a structural, standard-based audit. The Scheme aims to encourage enterprises to adopt food traceability practices and improve the visibility of food supply chain, hence to increase consumer trust on food safety in local food industry.

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