Baron Foods Limited wins five SMA Awards
Baron Foods Limited, Saint Lucia’s leading manufacturing company, has received five awards from the Saint Lucia Manufacturers Association (SMA).
The Diamond Awards were conferred on the company during the SMA’s quarterly awards held at the Sandals Halcyon last weekend.
Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony was among those in attendance.
Baron Foods Limited received diamond awards in all categories, namely: Product and Customer Service, Quality, Human Resource Development, Implementation of Standards and Best Practices, Social Responsibility and Leadership.
The SMA awards add to a slew of other accolades Baron Foods has already obtained locally, regionally and internationally.
The company’s Chief Executive Officer and founder, Mr. Ronald Ramjattan, said that Baron Foods Limited has a strong genesis of quality, standards and social responsibility in its programmes.
“We started our journey into quality from day one, from 1991, with a range of twelve products with exceptional quality and packaging, being one of the best brands in the Caribbean. It paved the way for immediate export to major Caricom member states,” Mr. Ramjattan said.
He disclosed that Certified Standard by third party audit, by SGS, was introduced to Baron Foods Limited over twenty years ago by adopting the HACCP and then, through continuous improvements, into ISO 22000 and finally into FSSC quality certification management system.
“The Diamond awards presented by the SMA to Baron Foods on Saturday night underscore our own commitment to the core principles of building blocks used by us in the areas of quality, standards, human resource, social responsibility and product and customer services,” the Baron Foods Limited CEO explained.
Mr. Ramjattan added: “This journey into excellence by adopting all of the new and improved standards will continue to remain pivotal as the main ingredients in piloting Baron Foods in its continued journey, satisfying our customers’ palate worldwide with pizazz.”
Prime Minister Kenny Anthony with Baron Foods CEO