Na­tional Foods scores a first

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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

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