Gullón, the first Spanish biscuit manufacturer obtaining a Covid-19 protection certificate

  • The company has been the first Spanish biscuit manufacturer being certificated by an auditor with the Covid-19 Prevention / Food seal which validates its Contingency Plan performed to isolate the industry from the coronavirus and safeguard the staff health and the service to its customers
  • Gullón counts with more than 20 health, innovation, CSR and food security certificates and it was the first Spanish biscuit manufacturer obtaining the ISO 9001 and 14001 AENOR’s insignia on quality and environmental management

Gullón, the centenarian biscuit manufacturer and main European producer has been the first Spanish company of Food and Biscuit sector being recognised by the audit ACERTA for his measures to counteract and prevent Covid-19. The certificate COVID-19 Prevention / Food validates its Contingency Plan implemented to isolate the industry from coronavirus and safeguard the health and protection of its employees and secure the supply and the service to its customers.

To respond to the requirements of customers, consumers, retail distributors and stakeholders, Gullón established preventive measures which have been audited to maintain its factories and the production process safe obtaining this insignia on Covid-19 prevention. This certificate validates the Contingency Plan based on the guidelines and recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the European Commission (EC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Spanish Ministry of Health and the promoters of food security rules (IFS, BRCGS, GLOBALG.A.P.).

“From Gullón we have confronted the situation provoked by Covid-19 to isolate our factories and safeguard the health and protection of our employees and secure the supply and the service to our customers”, assures Juan Miguel Martínez Gabaldón, CEO of Gullón. “Now more than ever we need to step up as a pillar of trust as we are said by our distributors and consumers. We are one more time heading the biscuit manufacturer sector in the areas of food security and quality for this purpose”, explains.

Measures of the Contingency Plan

One week prior to the declaration of the State of Alarm in Spain, Gullón started implementing its Contingency Plan. The main measures of the plan contemplate temperature control for the staff in the access point to the factories, disinfection of common areas including ozonisation and nebulization, separation of workspaces through physic barriers such as bulkhead, factory visit restricted to the essential staff, reorganization of the work shifts to avoid agglomerations, remote work for office staff, distribution of over 90.000 certified facemasks, face shields and protection glasses and easy access to hydroalcoholic gel in all the post and for all the employees.

A certified company

In the field of external audits and certifications, the Spanish company has been always at the vanguard of its sector. Gullón was the first biscuit manufacturer being granted by AENOR with the ISO 9001 and 14001 insignia on quality and environmental management.

Currently, Gullón counts with more than 20 certificates on quality, innovation, food security (IFS and BRC), social corporate responsibility (SMETA) and environmental management, AENOR’s verification on Emissions Inventory (company carbon footprint) or the BIO certificate on production and labelling of its ecologic brands.

Gullón trusts once again the independent certification body ACERTA. This audit company of recognized path and contrasted technical competence issues annually more than 4,000 certificates and has more than 2,500 clients and presence in more than 15 countries.

Latest news