Hardwicks embraces the principles of HACCP following the Codex Alimentarius codes as the basis for our food safety plan. We are committed to building quality into our processes and maintaining systems throughout our business that conform to the requirements of ISO9001:2008.
Hardwicks also are certified to SQF-2000, Coles, WQA, Halal, NASSA Organic, AusMeat standards and have PrimeSafe and AQIS registrations.
ISO9001:2008 and SQF:2000 - Give our company Internationally recognised Quality Assurance System Certifications. To obtain these achievements has required an intense focus from our workforce and management. Hardwicks is very proud that it was one of the 1st domestic abattoirs to have its ISO9001 certification. Since then we have achieved many other certifications due to our commitment to best practice procedures.
We see this as a demonstration that Hardwicks are within the elite front-runners of the industry in relation to Quality Assurance. At Hardwicks there is a constant drive for improvement in our Quality System to ensure we supply our customers with products that exceed specifications and are fit for purpose.
Hardwicks have also incorporated Animal Welfare into their Quality System, as they have adopted best practices for handling livestock within the industry. Accredited animal welfare officers are onsite to monitor these processes. Hardwicks are driving the paddock to plate approach to food processing by maintaining standards through every step of the process.