Ingredient Safety & Product Quality
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We measure and manage key product and package quality attributes so that our products meet applicable regulations, TCCC requirements and consumer expectations in the marketplace. To ensure such consistency and reliability, globally the Coca-Cola system is governed by the Coca-Cola Operating Requirements (KORE).
KORE is an integrated quality management system that holds all of our operations to the same standards of production and distribution. It is the framework of governance and management system which enables sustainable performance, allows us to meet customer and consumer demands, and drives continuous improvement.
KORE integrates business and quality objectives and aligns them with consistent metrics for monitoring performance. We keep refining our requirements to ensure that our management system (KORE) embodies the most recent and stringent manufacturing requirements and align to internationally recognized standards in manufacturing and distribution.
To stay updated with regulations, industry best practices and marketplace conditions, we periodically reassess the relevance of our requirements and guidelines not only in manufacturing, but throughout our value chain.
Globally, all business units of TCCC implement and maintain a food safety and quality management system in accordance with KORE requirements and compliance to these requirements are systematically monitored. At every step of production and with random sample analysis from market place, we keep testing our beverages for quality and safety attributes. Health and safety impacts of all our products are considered throughout the product lifecycle stages.
From product development at the R&D stage to the bottling locations, compliance with the requirements of the Food Safety and Standards Act is ensured at each stage. Our Quality Systems require all our suppliers to comply with safety, environmental and quality standards including (as applicable):
For greater level of confidence in the quality of our products and to ensure we are delivering the best to our consumers, we adhere to a range of global best practices, standards and guidelines for ensuring consistent product quality and safety. Stringent checks are undertaken to ensure the quality and safety of all material procured.
- Food Safety and Standards Act
- Global Food Safety Initiative
(GFSI) recognized Food Safety Management System Certification for all suppliers of primary ingredients and packaging material