Viking Coca-Cola Receives Prestigious Quality Certifications

February 10, 2014

ST CLOUD – Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company, a Faber Family owned company in St Cloud, MN – producer of Coca-Cola soft drinks, proudly announces its recent ISO 9001:2008 and FSSC 22000:2010 certifications.

The ISO 9001:2008 certification requires an organization to demonstrate a quality management system with the ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and regulatory requirements.  The FSSC 22000:2010 certifies that Viking Coca-Cola’s manufacturing, storage and delivery processes meet, or exceed, the global standards required for food safety. 

Tim Moran, Director of Production, managed the certification process and had this to say, “Viking began bottling its own products in 1952, and continues to do so to this day.  Quality and safety have always been our top priority.  Attaining ISO certification brings our commitment to food quality and safety to a higher level."

 Michael J. Faber, CEO of Viking Coca-Cola, stated, "I am immensely proud of the team for accomplishing two more quality milestones for Viking Coca-Cola. The consumers and customers in the markets we serve can not only take pride in the fact that the product they consume is produced locally, but also have confidence that the high quality product is produced consistently under the scrutiny of both the Coca-Cola Quality Department and ISO as evidenced by these two certifications.  I could not be more delighted for the consumers, customers and the Viking Coca-Cola team.  They all deserve the highest quality product and this is proof that we deliver on that quality promise."

About ISO
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