INTRODUCTION: English Biscuit Manufacturers (Private) Limited was established as a joint venture company in 1965 with the name of Peek Freans Pakistan Limited. In 1966, the UK sponsor company was renamed Associated Biscuits International Limited (ABIL), while the venture was renamed English Biscuit Manufacturers (Private) Limited (EBM), which stands to date. EBM started manufacturing and marketing the world famous Peek Freans range in 1967 in order to provide Pakistani consumers with nutritious and hygienically packed biscuits of the highest quality. Under the brand range, Peek Freans, the company today carries the largest variety of biscuit products including Marie, Gluco, Click, Sooper, Smile, RIO Double Treat, Marvell, Party, Peanut Pik, Peanut Pista, Lemon Sandwich and Chocholate Sandwich. EBM is the only Company in the industry to have achieved recognized international certifications pertaining to quality control, environmental management system and human resources management, including ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004, HACCP certifications and IIP (Investors in People) Recognition. DETAILS OF THE CERTIFICATIONS: 1-ISO (International Organization for Standardization): ISO is a global network that identifies what International Standards are required by business, government and society, develops them in partnership with the sectors that will put them to use, adopts them by transparent procedures based on national input and delivers them to be implemented worldwide. PSQCA (Pakistan Standard of Quality Control Authority) represents Pakistan as the national standard body in ISO. The ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 families are among ISO's most widely known standards ever.


Minimize harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities. The entire audit was done by local industry experts and representatives of URS. English Biscuit Manufacturers.2000 ISO 9001 .achieve continual improvement of its environmental performance.2000 is a Quality Management System that focuses on controlling and monitoring quality factors.enhance customer satisfaction. 08 Nov. (Pvt) Ltd. EBM has got this certificate because of fulfilling following things: .applicable regulatory requirements. 2005 .ISO 9001 . EBM promotes the adoption of a process approach when developing. 2-ISO 14001:2004: The ISO 14000 is primarily concerned with "environmental management". and .Pakistan?s leading biscuits maker. and .The customer's quality requirements. to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements.achieve continual improvement of its performance in pursuit of these objectives EBM was the first ever food manufacturing concern in the country to qualify for the ISO 9001 certification earlier. and to . EBM got ISO 9001:1994 certifications in 1998 and upgraded its system to ISO 9001:2000 in 2001. The certification has been given to the company after two days of in-depth audit of the entire plant. This means what the organization does to: . 2 . has been awarded the prestigious ISO 14001:2004 certification from URS auditors recently. while aiming to . implementing and improving the effectiveness of a quality management system.

The final certification audit was carried out on 5th & 16th August2005. microbiological.e. following projects have been implemented at the EBM premises: 1. chemical or physical) that could pose a danger to the preparation of safe food. A company or institution that complies with the requirements can obtain a certificate according to the standard. The entire audit was done by local industry experts and representatives of URS. It is a method to be applied by companies to guarantee the safety of their food products. EBM is the first to receive this award in this country. No food industry has this certificate till now in Pakistan. To achieve this certificate. EBM is the first to receive this award in this country. Quality assurance manager tariq naeem has said that It had taken us around one year for the preparation to comply with the requirements of ISO 14001:2004. Solid Waste Management Area 3. This method is based on two important aspects: analysis of hazards (HA = hazard analysis) and determination of the points in the production process where these hazards are effectively controlled (CCP = Critical Control Points).The company took the initiative of reaching this goal in August 2004 and conducted monthly gap analysis to check their progress. No food industry has this certificate till now in pakistan. Waste Water Treatment Plant 2. After a detailed aspect / impact study a proper Solid Waste Management area has been developed and a chemical Waste Water Treatment Plant has been installed. Development Plan HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a systematic approach to identifying and controlling hazards (i. HACCP have following seven basic steps: 1. Analyze / Identify Hazard 3 .

) Ltd.2. Threads. Establish Record keeping There are three types of Hazards: 1. Plastics etc 2. Establish a verification system 7. Establish Corrective Actions 6. Glass. Establish Monitoring Procedures 5. Identify Critical Control points 3. is amongst the first organizations in Asia recognized to the International Investor in People Standard in December 2005. 4 . Investor in People (IIP) UK is an organization that currently operates in 26 countries globally and has developed the Investors in People Standards. Biological = Bacteria. Fungi etc IIP English Biscuit Manufacturers (Pvt. Chemical = Mixing of flavors etc 3. The standard is based on the following three key principles: Plan Developing strategies to improve the performance of the organization Do Taking action to improve the performance of the organization Review Evaluating the impact on the performance of the organization EBM is amongst the six Pakistani Local and Multinational Companies but the only one in the Food Industry to have achieved this recognition. Physical = Hairs. Establish Critical Limits 4. Viruses.

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