I have just returned from my regular visit to our auditing team in China. Based in Qingdao, we work with the Ansense group which comprises (in this photo):
Micah, Vincent, Jell, Tim & Steven.
The Audit Team
The first 4 names are our BRC audit team while Steven is now looking after business development there. I had a great time and while I was there I witnessed Vincent auditing a frozen produce factory and had our usual team and calibration meeting, which was very encouraging.
Qingdao is the largest city in the Shandong province with a population of c 10 million. It is famous for hosting the water sports for the 2008 Olympic Games, for Tsingtao beer and for the World’s longest bridge (among other things). In the Shandong province there are many food factories and the highest proportion of BRC-certificated sites that are based in China. Thus the Ansense team are ideally situated to continue to increase our work there.
We are currently able to offer the BRC Food Safety Standard and the Agents & Brokers Standard in China.