National Foods scores a first
Its mandate is to facilitate the development and use of standards to enhance competitiveness of Zimbabwean products and service locally, regionally and beyond.
Mr Zuze said ISO certification backs the Government policy through assuring quality systems on industries and thus creating customer confidence on manufactured products.
“SI 64/2016 has obviously had an impact on the goods coming into the country in terms of goods listed under the instrument and also capacity utilisation levels for those companies that were bringing in certain products into the country has gone down.
“On the other side, those companies that were exporting into Zimbabwe, as a result of the SI 64/2016 are planning to set up shop here and this is in line with the Government’s industrialisation policy,” he said.
In a speech read on his behalf during the ceremony by National Foods stock feeds division managing executive Mr Lewis Ngwenya, group operations
director Mr Richard Mann said: “We chose SAZ as the certifying body because as a Zimbabwean manufacturer, we understand the importance of Buy Zimbabwe approach . . . SAZ is an internationally accredited organisation and we’ve over the years developed a strong professional relationship with them”.
In May this year National Foods stock feeds division also attained ISO 9001: 2008 certification status.
“I’m proud to say we’re the first stock feeds manufacturer in the country to achieve this,” he said. — @okazunga