FDA audits Montana Azul and reconfirms green light
Heredia, April 2013. The FDA Auditor Team visited Costa Rica in order to audit the production facilities of Montana Azul at Horquetas de Sarapiqui. The local team at the factory has a solid knowledge on these type of audits: they get audited frequently from clients and from certification companies in various fields. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, among others. As the CEO of the company confirms " Our company has been exporting to United States of America for more than 10 years already, we are always keeping track of any changes on the FDA requirements and implementing them immediately. This is a solid factory and a solid team. The FDA is always welcome to visit our facilities". Montaña Azul was granted the certificate ISO 22000 lately, consolidating its factory as a serious global quality provider of high standard food products. The CITA (Center for Food Technology Research at the University of Costa Rica) as well as the INA (National Learning Institute) work close to the Quailty Team reinforcing the company's competitiveness.