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Tonnellerie Rousseau Awarded ISO22000 Certificate


Date: 07/22/13

On July 3, 2013, Bureau Veritas confirmed that Tonnellerie Rousseau had complied with international standards on food safety, and consequently obtained the ISO22000 certificate.

Always willing to satisfy its clients, Tonnellerie Rousseau applied for the certificate to meet the increasingly demanding requirements of national, but also international partners in terms of food safety.

Nowadays, consumers feel more concerned about food safety and are better informed through the media. This certificate ensures the quality and reliability of the products and services offered to the various actors on the market.

What is ISO22000?

It is the only standard recognized on an international level, the result of a consensus forged by 45 countries and various private and public organizations. The ISO 22000 international standard specifies the requirements for a food safety management system that involves the PRP programs (1), Operational PRPs (2), and HACCP principles (3). It also integrates application steps developed by the Codex Alimentarius.

(1) Pre-requisite programs (PRP).

(2) Operationnal pre-requisite programs (PRPo).

(3) Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

More information about ISO22000 : www.iso.org

What changes for Tonnellerie Rousseau?

In order to meet the standard requirements, and to provide its clients with better products, Tonnellerie Rousseau reinforced its procedures in terms of traceability, fight against possible contamination sources (water, wood, air…) and increased its level of requirements with its providers.

Sales manager Frédéric Rousseau emphasizes, “We implemented this certificate to improve the quality of our products, and to take the whole cooperage to the next level. We are proud to be the 4th cooperage in France to obtain this certificate. This confirms our goal to enter the top 5 French cooperages in terms of quality.”

About Tonnellerie Rousseau:

Tonnellerie Rousseau, Tonneliers - Foudriers in Burgundy since 1954, offers a whole range of vinification, maturation, and sto­rage products as well as tanks and barrels made with French oak only. With a sound experience on national and interna­tional markets, Rousseau offers innovative solutions through its Expert range, which has become a bestseller for more than 5 years.

Since 1998, Artisan Barrels has offered winemakers a source for high-quality barrels and puncheons, plus oak wine tanks & casks from artisanal craftsmen at Tonnellerie Rousseau, Burgundy.

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