Grupo Herdez receives fssc 22000 certification

Mexico City, May 31, 2011 – Grupo Herdez, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Grupo Herdez” or “the Company”) (BMV: HERDEZ) today announced that the Barilla de México plant located in San Luis Potosí received the FSSC 22000 Certification (Food Safety System Certification), the highest international food safety certification.

This certification is based on the requirements of the ISO 22000:2005 norms and is backed by the International Commission of Agricultural and Food Industries (CIIA). Such certification was granted by Bureau Veritas Certification, and it is the first one awarded in Mexico.

“We are pleased to receive this certification, because the responsibility we have as food producers is to constantly improve processes and to ensure the health of our consumers by always favoring high quality products, the Company’s unwavering commitment”, said Salvador Badui, Techincal Director at Grupo Herdez.

The certification is a result of the Company’s efforts towards developing strict functionality schemes in its Quality Management System, thoroughly verifying the quality of the raw materials, the production processes and the storage and distribution conditions.

With this recognition, Grupo Herdez reinforces its quality and safety policy in the production, storage and distribution of its products under strict hygiene conditions that guarantee healthy foods for Mexican families as well as for consumers that have access to its products in other countries, such as United States and Canada.


  • 2020: We launched the first edition of Semillero Nutrisa. Together with Nutrisa and the Victoria147 business academy for women, we invited women entrepreneurs to participate in a training program to improve the management of their businesses and have the potential to become part of our supply chain.

We established our first technological alliance with Google, which will allow us to accelerate the digital transformation of Grupo Herdez through the use of Google Cloud Platform tools such as BigQuery ML, Looker, among others.

Through the Herdez® brand and Aires de Campo® we joined the “Sowing a New Normality” initiative, promoted by the civil society organizations Ríos Tarango and Ectágono, which aims to increase the vegetation cover of the environmentally valuable area Barranca de Tarango.

  • 2021: We developed the Group’s second proprietary e-commerce platform, with the Nutrisa® online store.

We updated the apps through which we manage the loyalty programs of our retail brands, Cielito Querido Café® and Nutrisa®, improving our customers’ in-store experience.

During the year, 15 formulas had their nutritional profile strengthened by reducing some critical added nutrients (sugars, sodium and saturated fats).

  • 2022: We expanded our capabilities into new categories through the acquisition of Interdeli and Deli, Dips & Snacks. Integrating brands such as Libanius, Flaveur, Liguria and Señor Cactus into our portfolio.

We Issued the first sustainability bond through which we
committed to a 25% reduction in our water consumption.

Together with our partner McCormick & Company, Inc. we
brought the most iconic Mexican cuisine to the tables of the United Kingdom
through meal kits, sauces and condiments under the Herdez® brand.
  In less than a year, we obtained a 5.5% shelf
share in the Tesco supermarket chain.

We consolidated the integration of Chilim Balam® into retail brands, a leading brand in the snack segment