Afrox plants achieve high-level food safety award


Industrial gas company Afrox has seen success for a two-year project to certify Afrox’s Western Cape and Gauten gas production and filling facilities to the FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management Standard (FSMS).

The new certification – which incorporates ISO 22000, ISO 22003 and additional technical specifications and requirements – supports the company’s high-purity range of food-grade gas for use in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), accelerated ripening, fast chilling/freezing and other applications. 

Beginning in March 2020, the process then led to a successful audit in November 2021 which saw certification of Afrox’s Kuilsrivier air separation unit (ASU) and the Epping filling facility in the Western Cape Province. 

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