United Coffee UK & Ireland wins top rating in Food Safety Audit for Dartford roastery

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Top rating for Dartford roastery

Top rating for Dartford roastery

United Coffee UK & Ireland has secured the top A grade rating in its annual BRC Global Standards for Food Safety Audit for the fifth consecutive year. Its roastery in Dartford, which roasts more than 8,000 tonnes of coffee each year including its Lyons’ Coffee retail brand, maintained the accreditation thanks to its continued commitment to the highest quality and operational standards.

Elaine Higginson, managing director, United Coffee UK & Ireland, said: “This result reflects our ongoing dedication to producing the quality products expected from us by our customers. A BRC certification is required from all food suppliers, but achieving the highest possible grade over five consecutive years further strengthens our position as the UK’s leading coffee roaster.”

The BRC Audit is an annual legal requirement for food manufacturers in the retail industry. An A grade rating is the highest quality score awarded for an announced audit.

The United Coffee roastery facility in Kent has become a hub for customers to taste and learn about coffee, which is one of the reasons the facility now roasts over 8,000 tonnes of coffee each year right here in the UK, making it the nation’s largest coffee roaster.