Upfield Foods, the foremost global plant-based consumer products company and maker of the iconic Blue Band spreads, has been awarded Gold at the National Quality Award as a special recognition from the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) in partnership with the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI).
At the AGI Ghana Industry and Quality Awards ceremony which held recently in Accra, Upfield was unveiled as the Gold Category award winner. This award was presented for the company’s efforts in maintaining high quality standards and processes in the production of its Blue Band and Rama products.
The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) in partnership with the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) holds the National Quality Awards (NQA) to motivate and recognize companies in Ghana for raising quality standards and striving for excellence in quality improvement and efficient process management.
The award rewards excellence and the application of internationally accepted quality standards in manufacturing and service delivery. This year’s edition was themed: ‘Repositioning the Local Industry to Leverage AfCFTA’.
Speaking after receiving the award, Managing Director for Upfield West Africa, Moses Bamidele Amao, said: “We are proud to be recognized as a symbol of quality in Ghana’s food, FMCG and manufacturing industries. Our consumers are at the heart of everything we do at Upfield and our promise to them is to ensure the highest quality standards are adhered to in the production of our Blue Band and Rama products.
Thank you to the GSA and AGI for this recognition. We will continue building strong relationships with relevant stakeholders in the country to contribute to the growth of the industry and the Ghanaian economy as a whole”.
Upfield West Africa Quality Lead, Gloria Buah-Kwofie, also noted that the recognition demonstrates the giant strides the company is making to ensure that its products and processes are in strict adherence to all international quality and safety standards.
“We will neither compromise nor falter on efforts to keep improving the quality standards of our products and processes in line with laid down government regulations and international best practices. We take these steps to protect our consumers and as part of our contributions towards creating a sustainable food system for people and the planet,” Kwofie noted.
Upfield has shown exemplary leadership in quality management since its entry into the country in 2018, in alignment with the GSA’s efforts at facilitating trade through standardization and ensuring conformity with government regulations.