Tonnellerie Rousseau: One of the first cooperages to obtain the ISO 22000 certificate
On July 3rd 2013, Bureau Veritas confirmed that Tonnellerie Rousseau had complied with international standards on food safety, and consequently obtained the ISO 22000 certificate.
Always wanting 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 the ISO 22000 certificate?
ISO 22000 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 pre-requisite programs (PRPs), Operational pre-requisite programs, and HACCP principles. It also integrates application steps developed by the Codex Alimentarius.
What changes for 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, and the fight against possible contamination sources (water, wood, air…) and increased its level of requirements with its providers.
This certificate has been implemented 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.
PEFC: an ongoing process for sustainable development…
Making sure the company’s activities are fully compatible with sustainable development has always seemed essential to us. Our PEFC certificate, obtained in 2012, shows our commitment to the sustainable management of French forests.
Our technical team carried out a full audit of our wood suppliers to answer the PEFC requirements, in particular in terms of traceability. Indeed, through this certificate, we achieved reinforced traceability to be at the level of our customers’ and quality-wine lovers’ needs.
This process also enabled us to rethink our work methods, while showing the company is firmly turned toward the future. The PEFC certificate definitely indicates new capabilities for the cooperage, and improved service for our customers.
Facts: 5 million hectares are covered by the PEFC program, which represents nearly 30% of French forests. 52 000 forest owners and 2 600 companies in the wood sector were part of the PEFC scheme as of January 2012. The PEFC is recommended by the European Commission.
La Tonnellerie Rousseau est membre de la Fédération des Tonneliers de France