DanAvl Achieves ISO Certification

by 5m Editor
31 December 2012, at 10:17am

DENMARK - Part of the world-leading breeding system DanAvl is now certified according to the quality management system ISO 9001:2008 - the internationally recognised standard for quality management of businesses.

The Danish Pig Research Centre owns and manages the DanAvl concept and brand, and all parties within the system, such as the nucleus herds and multiplier herds, have a signed contract and agreement with the research centre. Part of the achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification is the contract and agreement structure, set-up and the effectiveness of the breeding process. Also, all research and development work within the DanAvl-system, which is carried out at the centres premises in Copenhagen, Denmark, is now ISO 9001:2008 certified - the benefit is an aligned implementation of the breeding methods and breeding objective.

“We are proud to have achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certificate. For DanAvl it is another acknowledgement of our market-leading position, and the core of our unique breeding system is part of our ISO 9001:2008 certification. We expect that it will enhance our best-in-class three-way crossbreeding system, and farmers around the world will benefit from a more effective and aligned system, says Nicolaj Nørgaard, CEO, the Danish Pig Research Centre, Danish Agriculture & Food Council.

The certificate was achieved the end of November, 2012.