Five year’s dedication brings a Top 5 result for Paradise

Established five year ago, Paradise Beverages has put Papua New Guinea on the world class Pepsi ranking within the top five Pepsi manufacturing sites in the region.

Paradise Beverages is the manufacturer of brands such as Pepsi, 7UP, Mountain Dew, Mirinda Orange, and Tru Tru Wara.

Paradise Beverages was audited in October 2018 scoring 97 percent to meet PepsiCo Quality Assurance Systems requirements and also scored very highly meeting AIB International Food Safety Inspection requirements receiving the global award in November 2018.

Over the years, Paradise Beverages has focused on ensuring that Quality and Food Safety requirements set by PepsiCo are being met. This has resulted in the plant achieving Food Safety Inspection Certification in November.

Glenn Peiris the Paradise Foods General Manager Manufacturing said “Through the dedicated hard work by the staff at Paradise Beverages helped us achieve this outstanding result. The auditors commented that Paradise Beverages were demonstrating World’s Best Practice in their processing and were better than most of the other Pepsi manufacturing sites within the region,”Mr Peiris said the Food Safety Inspection was rigorous in that production equipment had to be dismantled for hygiene inspection and gaskets in product contact equipment assessed for wear and tear, just to mention a few.

Mr. Shields, CEO, attributed the success to the staff urging them to hold their heads up high proud in the knowledge that they helped Paradise Beverages achieve World Class standards and now ranks within the top five Pepsi manufacturing sites out of a total of 21 manufacturing sites within the region in terms of quality and food safety.

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) was also recertified at both Paradise Foods manufacturing sites in 2018.HACCP is a globally recognized standard adopted in over 150 countries ensuring a consistent approach to food safety. There are 7 globally recognized principles from conducting a hazard analysis to establishing control limits to monitoring and record keeping.

The HACCP certification means that Paradise operates a food safety process control system that is internationally acknowledged as best practice ensuring manufacturing meets globally agreed quality standards.

“Food safety is an ongoing part of manufacturing and the staff at Paradise are immensely proud of their achievement, and are always motivated to produce the best range of biscuits, snacks and beverages possible.Paradise bench marks itself against Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) to ensure the company achieves industry accepted standards which are often higher than local standards,” CEO, Michael Shields.

He added that these thorough inspections have raised awareness and put emphasis on maintaining high standards of sanitation to ensure Food Safety.

CEO Shields thanks staff for the ongoing support and commended Paradise Foods HACCP certification at both Paradise Foods manufacturing sites and for the outstanding Pepsi audit result at its Paradise Beverages plant. “This sends a strong signal to the rest of the world that manufacturing in PNG can be at the forefront of excellence with dedication, perseverance and hard work.

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