GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The North Dakota Mill in Grand Forks has received ISO 22000 and ISO 9001 Management System certification by SRI Quality System Registrar.

Developed by food safety experts from more than a dozen different countries, ISO 22000 combines a number of accepted key elements in an effort to seek food safety across the entire food chain. These elements are interactive communication, system management and hazard control.

The International Organization for Standards (ISO) described IS0 9001as a program targeting management systems where an organization needs to demonstrate an ability to consistently produce products meeting customer and regulatory standards. ISO 9001 companies also must have has systems for continuous improvement aimed at meeting customer needs.

“ISO 22000 and ISO 9001 certification verifies effective implementation of documentation and records management, establishment of clear policy and practice, effective food quality and safety control and a commitment to continual improvement” said Vance Taylor, president and general manager of the mill.

The state of North Dakota owns the North Dakota Mill. The certification earned the mill commendation from the state’s governor as well as other members of the state Industrial Commission.

“These certificates confirm the North Dakota Mill’s ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and provide high quality products and services for our customers,” said Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring in a joint statement.