Manitoba Harvest receives food safety award

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 | Industry

MANITOBA HARVEST HEMP FOODS has received the 2016 BRC (British Retail Consortium) Food Safety Americas Award for ‘best use of the BRC Global Standards to drive change.’


The BRC Food Safety Americas Awards recognize the outstanding commitment, support, and performance of organizations that contribute to the development of the BRC scheme and the wider food safety industry in the Americas markets. Manitoba Harvest received the distinction during the fifth series of the BRC Food Safety Americas conference held last week in Tampa, Florida.


“From the top-down, all team members are committed to quality and have made quality & safety our #1 priority. To be recognized by BRC and our peers as a leader within the BRC Global Standards community is a true honour,” explained Mike Fata, CEO and Co-Founder of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods. “Over the past few years we have increased our BRC grade to A+, which showcases how the BRC framework can drive continuous improvement.”


Mark Proctor, CEO BRC Global Standards said: “BRC Global Standards were delighted to award Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods at our inaugural awards ceremony in Tampa, they were worthy winners. These awards recognize both individuals and organizations for their outstanding commitment, support, performance and contribution to the development of the BRC Global Standards certification scheme in the Americas.”


About BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards are the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality Standards’ Programs for food manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution. BRC Global Standards are generated with the help of technical specialists, retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies from around the world, so everything is based on practicality, rigour and clarity.

The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offer comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims. For more information, please visit


About Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods is the world’s largest hemp food manufacturer to grow, make and sell their own brand of hemp food products. A B Corp Certified company, Manitoba Harvest educates on the health and environmental benefits of hemp and strives to support sustainability in all that they do. Products include Hemp Hearts, and a full line up for hemp protein and hemp snacks. Manitoba Harvest is a portfolio company of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE:CODI).