Mavis Bank manufactures coffee under the Jablum brand.
Mavis Bank Coffee Factory Limited has successfully passed its latest food safety audit, according to managing director Norman Grant.
The company received its third consecutive certification for Safe Quality Foods.
The audit was carried out by Wayne Williams of Perry Johnson Registrar Food Safety Inc., under its Safe Quality Foods (SQF) auditing programme.
The audit covers Food Ingredient Manufacture: Dried Green Coffee Beans and Food Ingredient Manufacture: Roasted Coffee.
Mavis Bank passed with a grade of 96 per cent.
Previous certifications received by Mavis Bank include Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) 2012 – 2015; Bureau of Standards – 2016; and Safe Quality Foods (SQF) – 2018 – 2020.
According to Grant, this achievement of recertification makes Mavis Bank Coffee Factory the first coffee Factory in Jamaica with a fully integrated operation from Cherry to Roasted in one location to be approved by SQF.
“This means Mavis Bank Coffee Factory has a rigorous system to manage food safety risks and provide safe products for use by consumers,” he said.
Grant said the certification will open new market opportunity for Mavis Bank Coffee Factory and there will be a strategic focus on both expanding the local roasted coffee market through the introduction of new brands for the roasted coffee brand, JABLUM True Brew as well as expanding the MBCF Jamaica Blue Mountain Green Bean market in Japan, US, Europe and China.
He noted that the focus “will underpin a regaining of a sustainable price to the MBCF as an exporter and our over 3,500 coffee farmers in the JBM region.”
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