COVID-19 immensely affected our day-to-day life and our global economy. Various industries and sectors were affected that disrupted global and local trade. Amid the current pandemic, W Hydrocolloids managed to keep our company’s food safety and food security standards. We keep up with new industry standards, underwent recertifications, and applied for new ones. 

Last June 2021, our Marine Resources Development Corp. (MRDC) facility was awarded the UAE.S 2055-1:2015 (General Requirements for HALAL Food) by Prime Certification and Inspection Asia Pacific Inc. It is the only recognized HALAL certification body of the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) in the Philippines.

Awarding of EMSA Halal Certification

Our Cebu Carrageenan Corp. (CCC) plant was also recertified for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) – based Food Safety System by TUV SUD PSD Philippines last May 2021. The Cebu facility was also audited last June 2021 for HALAL by Halal by Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines, Inc.

HACCP Audit at Cebu Carrageenan Corp. (CCC) plant facility

Lastly, our WHI Carmona plant recently underwent recertification and standard upgrade audit by SGS Philippines, Inc. for Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 version 5.1. We were one of the first auditees in the Philippines under the newly updated standard. 

Our Quality Management System and Control (QMSC) Manager, Ms. Jessa Mae Cubero, quoted, “The employees with continued support from top management, find ways to improve and to ensure products and processes meet not just statutory and regulatory requirements but especially customer requirements. This also forms part of our commitment to produce and supply affordable, high-quality, and safe products. We are proud to be regularly approved and audited by internationally recognized certifying bodies.”

All these accomplishments are not possible without the unwavering commitment and support of our workforce. At W Hydrocolloids, we are always committed to delivering excellent, safe, and secure products to our clients.