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CERTIFICATES OF REPRESENTED BRANDS

JMD takes pride in representing brands that sell high-quality products, whose production is controlled daily to ensure high standards of quality and food security to the Portuguese consumer consistently and flawlessly. Proof of the level of quality of its represented brands lies in the countless certificates that they have been awarded by external bodies for fulfilling internationally established requirements for standards of production, management and packaging. 

  • ISO 9001: Certification of  Quality Management, demonstrating the capability to offer consumers that satisfy their needs consistently and the constant effort to maximize their level of satisfaction, all while maintaining the statutory and regulatory requirements applicable in each case. This covers various requirements, including:  
  • Existence of defined systems to address shortcomings in the development and sale of products.
  • Constant evaluation of this Quality policy, to monitor its performance and efficiency;
  • Existence of a formally defined Quality policy, applied to the whole Organization;
  • International Food Standard: This is a certificate of processes and products. Only companies that are dedicated to the processing and/or packaging of food goods both in retail or wholesale receive this certificate. It includes 250 requirements, divided into five sections:
  • BRC Global Standard for Food Safety: Certification of Food Safety Management. This standard covers a wide range of areas regarding product safety, as well as the legal responsibilities of the supplier and distributor.
  • OHSAS 18001: Concerned with Occupational health and Safety. A certificate for companies that show a formal process for the reduction of risks linked to health and safety that may affect employees, clients or any other stakeholders.
  • ISO 22000: Certification of  Food Safety Management. Certified organizations demonstrate the capacity to control problems of safety in the food goods they produce and sell successfully and consistently, guaranteeing their safety for human consumption.
  • ISO 14001: Certification of  Environmental Management, specifying the environmental requirements and standards to which the company must adhere, thereby helping to define a sustainable and structured environmental policy.
  • Monitoring, analysis and improvement of processes included corrective actions, internal audits and product analysis.
  • Production process, including specifications for each product, the purchase of materials and packaging of products;
  • Resource Management, including matters of hygiene, training and corporate installations.
  • Quality Management;
  • Responsibility of the Management, including its structure, corporate policy and importance given to the consumer;
  • IPAC: Certification of production of organic products.
  • HACCP: Certification of compliance with the established food safety standards on a national and international level.
  • Kosher Certificate: Certification that products of the brand in question are in accordance with Jewish dietary laws, which exclude foods such as the meat from non-ruminant animals, milk and eggs.
  • The BRC Global Standards are a leading global safety and quality certification programme, used throughout the world by over 17,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries through a network of over 80 accredited and BRC recognised Certification Bodies. The BRC Global Standards are widely used by suppliers and global retailers. They facilitate standardization of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers’ fulfillment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer.