Meatco Factory visitors to provide identification

03 Nov 2017

The Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 and British Retail Consortium (BRC) Standards to which the Meatco Windhoek Factory is audited against every year, call for measures to be put in place to ensure that only authorised persons have access to the site and production areas. This is to control the loss of valuable equipment and information, while ensuring that contamination or damage to the end product is at a minimum.

As a consequence, all producers, transporters, contractors and any other visitors are obliged to present identification when entering Meatco’s Windhoek Factory.

The security guards at the Windhoek Factory entrance will request an ID or driver’s licence from every visitor to determine their identity. This, along with other information such as residential address and place of employment, will be recorded into the visitors’ book.

The purpose of their visit, as well as department and person to be visited must be noted on the slip which the visitor must sign. The security guard will then direct the visitor to the employee they are seeing or to the Windhoek Factory reception area. After the visitor has completed his/her business at Meatco, the slip must be signed by the employee visited. The slip must then be dropped off at the gate upon departure from the factory premises.

“This exercise is mainly for security reasons and to control who enters the premises and what their agenda is. Also, it is in compliance with the international food safety standards. Meatco management are requested to support our efforts to ensure the implementation of the required access control measures and to further assist or advise their visitors on the need to adhere to these requirements," says Production Manager, Lawrence Karumendu.

"We request the co-operation and patience of all visitors during this exercise to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible,” Karumendu says.

Meatco’s security guards are mandated and have the power to request the aforementioned documents and information. In the event of a queue, patience is requested to avoid cases of individuals not entering the premises because of transgressions.

Meatco Windhoek Factory aerial view.