Posted on 03/20/2012, 7:38 am, by

Hemp Oil Canada Inc. (HOCI) is the first hemp food processing facility in the world to achieve Food Safety System Certification 22000 accreditation for its food safety and quality program.

“Attaining this accreditation further demonstrates our company’s commitment to provide safe and the highest-quality hemp food products and ingredients to the mainstream,” says Shaun Crew, President of HOCI.

FSSC 22000:2011 is a globally recognized food safety and quality standard under the Global Food Safety Initiative.

“This achievement required a strong commitment from everyone at Hemp Oil Canada for the company to attain accreditation under the Global Food Safety Initiative,” says Victor Lu, HOCI Food Safety Program Manager.

“Food safety and quality has always been our priority. To become a FSSC 22000:2011 certified facility was the next logical step,” says Sacha Roth-Masson, Food Quality Program Manager.

This third-party accreditation encompasses good manufacturing processes (GMPs), hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) systems and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards, signifying that the manufacturing process meets globally recognized food safety and quality assurance standards.

“I want to congratulate Hemp Oil Canada Inc. for achieving this internationally recognized food safety accreditation,” said Peter Bjornson, Minister of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade for Manitoba. “They have worked hard with Manitoba Trade and Investment to increase their sales around the world, and I’m confident this new designation will make a difference.”

HOCI is Canada’s largest bulk wholesale supplier and private label co-packer of hemp food products and ingredients. Hemp Oil Canada is committed to providing the “Perfectly Balanced Goodness” of hemp.

“Manitoba food processors, like Hemp Oil Canada Inc., are leaders when it comes to food safety and quality,” said Ron Kostyshyn, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives. “The accreditation will help bring this innovative Manitoba product to even more markets.”

For more information on HOCI hemp food products and ingredients, call 1-800-BUY-HEMP or email