Warehouse awarded certificate of excellence

Published 3:16 pm Saturday, July 26, 2008

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association announces that it has awarded its Certificate of Excellence to Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Co. at 1907 14th St. NE in Austin, according to NFRA President and CEO Nevin Montgomery.

Warehouse, distributor and manufacturer members of NFRA who successfully meet rigid health, sanitation and operational standards during an on-site warehouse inspection, conducted by the AIB International, receive the certificate.

The Certificate of Excellence, the highest operational award in the frozen and refrigerated food industry, signifies that the facility conforms to the highest industry and government standards, and strictly adheres to the Code of Recommended Practices for the handling and merchandising of frozen foods, as endorsed by NFRA and 15 additional industry associations.

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Awarded on April 28, the certificate is in effect for one year from that date, at which time the facility may undergo a complete follow-up inspection to determine renewal.

NFRA is a non-profit trade association serving the frozen and refrigerated food industries since 1945.

NFRA’s mission is to promote the sales and consumption of frozen food through: education, training, research, sales planning, menu development and by providing a forum for industry dialogue.