Shoppers of Metro Supermarket Market! Market! will enjoy a fresh dimension of ease as they get the best food options.

The bustling supermarket has received recertification for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) from the Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS) Philippines, a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

Currently, only three supermarkets in the country hold this certification; two of which are MRSGI stores with Metro Supermarket Alabang being the first to be GMP and HACCP certified.

“Shoppers can rely on our supermarkets observing sanitation practices which prevent all possible risks to their family’s health. Upholding best practices in food safety is part of our commitment to offer best-in-class products at affordable prices,” said MRSGI Chairman and CEO, Frank S. Gaisano.

The international certifications boost Metro’s reputation as a premier retailer with a choice selection of products and services.

GMP and HACCP are two separate systems, both designed to guarantee the safety of food and food production.These systems are based on the Codex Alimentarius Commission Recommended Code of Practices 1 - 1969, with its current revision effective since 2003 (CAC/RCP 1- 1969, Rev 4, s.2003). CAC is the body responsible for all matters regarding the implementation of Food Standards Programme jointly undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization.

“We employ all measures necessary to reduce the greater probability of health hazards by means of sanitation and cleanliness protocols. We are working towards getting all our supermarkets these certifications,” concludes Gaisano.