NORMAN, Okla., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACG announces certification by BRC (British Retail Consortium), a leading global safety and quality certification program, as compliant to GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). Used by more than 20,000 certified suppliers in 90 countries, BRC is the world's largest provider of safety and quality standards programs for food manufacturing, packaging, storage, distribution, and consumer products.
BRC Global Standards are highly regarded and widely used by many of the world's biggest suppliers and retailers worldwide. BRC aids in standardizing quality, safety, operational criteria, and manufacturers' fulfillment of legal obligations. It also sets the standard as a GFSI recognized food and safety systems and has been accepted by eight major international retailers: Carefour, Tesco, ICA, Metro, Migros, Ahold, Walmart and Delhaize.
"We are extremely pleased to make the announcement of our certification and become the first and only certified calcium sulfate supplier," said Jim Hill, Vice President, Marketing. "At ACG, we are dedicated to customer service and will continue our commitment to be a leader in our category."
Headquartered in Norman, Okla., ACG is a worldwide provider of quality gypsum products, and is one of the largest gypsum mining, processing, packaging, and distribution companies in the United States. ACG produces an array of products including ACG Terra Alba, an economical food additive and pharmaceutical grade calcium sulfate.
ACG Terra Alba is produced under exacting quality standards, and is sold to the nation's largest consumers and distributors of calcium sulfate. ACG Terra Alba is a very fine, odorless, tasteless white powder produced by fine-grinding and air separating a select grade of high-purity white gypsum. Calcium Sulfate is used extensively as an ingredient or component in food and food processing systems, including: bakery products, brewing and fermentation processes, calcium supplementation, PH control agent, a stabilizing and thickening agent, or carrier for a bleaching agent.
"At ACG, we understand the responsibility inherent in processing and packaging food and pharmaceutical grade calcium sulfate. That's why we have dedicated one of our two grinding facilities to the production of food and pharmaceutical grade calcium sulfate," said Hill. "Our commitment to high-quality standards is unprecedented."
About Allied Custom Gypsum
Since 1955, Allied Custom Gypsum has progressed from a mining company to a cross-category, worldwide provider of quality gypsum products. Allied Custom Gypsum is headquartered in Norman, OK. With parent company, Harrison Gypsum, Allied Custom Gypsum operates several gypsum mines in Western Oklahoma and Texas, a mill and packaging facility in Bessie, OK, and a plaster manufacturing plant in Mooreland, OK. With more than a quarter billion tons of gypsum reserves, mostly food and pharmaceutical grade, Allied Custom Gypsum is one of the largest gypsum mining, processing, packaging, and distribution companies in the United States. To learn more about Allied Custom Gypsum, visit www.alliedcustomgypsum.com.
ACG Terra Alba
The ACG Food and Pharmaceutical Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate, is a very fine, free-flowing, odorless, tasteless white powder produced by fine-grinding and air separating a select grade of high-purity white gypsum that is safe for use in food products as outlined in 21 CFR 184.1230 (April, 2013) and meets or exceeds the specifications of the Food Chemicals Codex 8th ED. (2012), p.196 and U.S. Pharmacopeia/National Formulary USP26/NF21 (2003) pg. 2703. Terra Alba is packaged in industry standard 50 lb. polyethylene lined kraft multiwall bags & super sacks. Every pallet is cleaned, inspected, and stretch wrapped using the latest equipment to assure uniformity and integrity of every pallet during shipment. We also ship bulk orders to many of our customers. Laboratory analysis and inspection reports are available on every ACG shipment. Our centralized location allows us to customize shipping, whether by rail or truck, to fit your requirements. To learn more about ACG Terra Alba, visit www.alliedcustomgypsum.com.
SOURCE Allied Custom Gypsum