Global Grinders – FSSC 22000 certified company

We have just taken our commitment to food packaging safety to the next level. We are now a FSSC 22000 certified company.

This ISO based Food Safety Management System provides a framework to effectively manage food safety responsibilities. The standard is fully recognised and accepted by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), and the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA). The scheme is also supported by FoodDrinkEurope (European Organization for Food and Drink manufacturers) and GMA (The Grocery manufacturers Association in the USA).

This accreditation proves that our company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place that will meet all of our customers’ food safety requirements relating to food packaging and will guarantee peace of mind for retailers and consumers.

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Supplier of the Year – Global Grinders

Jeff Gross announced at the Sales & Management Meeting that the 2013 Supplier of the Year Award will be given to Global Grinders. Global has been a vendor of Kaufman Container for over a decade and has done an exceptional job in providing quality products and services to a variety of customers. Located in South Africa, Global Grinders supplies a variety of spice Kaufmanclosures, grinders, as well as spice bottles to a global customer base. Many of their products are unique and patented. Global was key in providing Kaufman Container grinder closures for Kroger, Gourmet Nut, and recently a line of custom dispensing closures for JR Watkins company in Winona, Minnesota.

Lorraine Vos of Global Grinders made the following statement upon receipt of the Supplier of the Year Award:

The management and staff of Global Grinders are extremely proud to have been awarded the honor of being Kaufman Container’s Supplier of the Year for 2013. It is inspiring for us, a small company based right down on the southern tip of Africa, to be recognized for our ability to product excellent quality products. However, more so, that our efforts to offer good and efficient service are appreciated.

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Our company started in 1997 with 5 employees, a tiny factory with a single product (a grinder designed and manufactured by ourselves) which was then only supplied to the local market. We slowly started expanding and one of the first ventures into export was actually to the USA.

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Since then, our product range is now extensive and our market spreads to everycontinent. We supply many general trade items but also many custom designed and branded grinders. Most of our products are patented. Kaufman Container has been instrumental in helping us to “spread our wings” even further into the USA market for which we are grateful. We strive to stand for our motto – a perfect grind every time.

Congratulations Global Grinders!

New trend in consumer purchases

We have noticed that in this past year there has been a leaning towards larger packs of spices both for catering and home use. In the past the 100ml size was the favourite and now it seems that anything from 200ml to 375ml is taking up positive shelf space in chain stores and supermarkets. We have been encouraged by these trends and have brought out our own range of these food service size products.

We have a 325ml PET & a 375ml PET bottle both with heavy duty grinders. The thread is a screw snap on and non-refillable. The grinders have a built-in patented ring pull tamper evident seal.

Grinders

The Big Brother Grinder – This supersize grinder can be used on bottles with a capacity of up to 1000ml. We have even tested it on coffee beans and it is perfect for grinding cover over cappuccinos, icecream or even for flavouring cakes.

Big Brother Grinder

Grinder Range

13 reasons to choose GLOBAL GRINDERS as your preferred spice grinder supplier!

  1. Our grinders are made from the highest quality virgin grade materials. This ensures that each grinder can comfortably grind at least 3 jars of product.
  2. All our materials including packaging and inks are FDA & E.U. approved for food contact.
  3.  Our manufacturing standards are based on Good Manufacturing Practices and we have HACCP accreditation. We are in the process of upgrading to ISO 22000 with FSSC also.
  4. We have an onsite quality control laboratory equipped with up to date technology for testing our products on a daily basis
  5. We have a dedicated Research & Development department which constantly monitors the results of the laboratory and if needed, formulates improvements to designs, if deemed necessary
  6. We aspire to fair labour practice. Our staff is paid well above average and thus happy, dedicated and conscientious.
  7. We also have high speed camera inspection lines where each grinder is inspected and coded with an ultraviolet ink to ensure traceabilty for your clients’ products.
  8. We have a Research and Development department which is innovative and continually making minor changes and improvements to our range of grinders to ensure optimum performance
  9. We carry product liability insurance to give peace of mind. We also have insurance to cover the goods in transit to your warehouse/facility.
  10. We have worldwide patents on some of our designs to avoid cheap imitations of our adjustable and non-removable grinders.
  11. Price transparency – no hidden costs for packaging etc.
  12. Price stability – we strive through on going mechanization and improved productivity to keep our prices stable.
  13. We pride ourselves on our service. We are prepared to hold custom designed products in reserve stock, if requested by yourselves, to ensure immediate despatch in emergencies.