Oakley Transport, Inc. announced that it has earned International Standards Organization (ISO) certifications 9001:2015 and 22000:2005. The company says it is the first liquid food grade transportation company in the world to meet both standards. ISO certifies that a management system or manufacturing process/service meets all the requirements for standardization and quality assurance. The seal of approval is given after an organization proves it is compliant with the conditions of the chosen ISO system. ISO 9001:2015 is a standard for superior management systems, while ISO 22000:2005 is a standard for food safety management systems.
“Achieving ISO certification symbolizes our determination to be the best in the industry,” Allen Warner, Oakley Transport’s quality director, said. “It establishes a baseline performance level that we are all committed towards and sets Oakley apart from our competitors.”
To ensure they meet proper ISO criteria, Oakley systemized operating procedures, providing proper training and focusing on performance. According to the company, the newly endorsed operations are a testament to the commitment and understanding of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a sweeping overhaul of food security codes to prevent contamination of products.