Grupo Herdez receives second fssc 22000 certification

Mexico City, November 24, 2011 – Grupo Herdez, S.A.B de C.V. (“Grupo Herdez” or “the Company”) (BMV: HERDEZ) today announced that the Industrias plant in San Luis Potosí of its associated company Herdez Del Fuerte received FSSC 22000 certification (Food SafetySystem Certification, 2010 version), equivalent to a more complex and complete ISO 22000 certification. This recognition reflects the high quality standards for foods produced by this facility.

This is the second such certification granted to Grupo Herdez, with the Barilla Mexico plant recognized in May of this year. It should be noted that these are the first FSSC 22000 certifications granted in Mexico. The Company thus reiterates its quality commitment to
consumers in both Mexico and the United States.

“This recognition is the result of Grupo Herdez’s commitment to society, by continuously working to implement the strictest quality and safety systems available internationally,” said Salvador Badui Dergal, Technical Director at Herdez Del Fuerte.

This certification is granted by the Bureau Veritas Certification, a world leader in compliance assessment and certification which verifies and ensures that products, infrastructure and processes that it endorses comply with the required standards and regulations in terms of
quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. This certification system was developed by the Foundation for the Certification of Food Safety, based on FSSC 22000, ISO 22000 and PAS 220 norms for food producers, which is backed by
FoodDrinkEurope and is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. health authority.

“At Grupo Herdez we strive to constantly improve our processes in order to provide consumers with the highest quality products. We will continue to seek certification at the rest of our plants in the coming months,” added Alberto Garza Cabañas, Supply Chain Director at Grupo Herdez.


  • 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