The company directors are responsible for company policy and objectives and ensuring that there are adequate resources and investment provided to guarantee product safety and legality.
Our Quality Policy is to produce & deliver products that meet or exceed customer expectations. We pride ourselves by following quality systems & processes that are being continuously improved upon to satisfy customers changing needs and comply with food safety regulations and requirements.
Continental Mushroom is committed to food safety & product quality. This commitment is evident through the implementation of the BRC (British Retail Consortium) standards based food safety programs, in line with recognized Global Food Safety Initiatives. Quality Systems are also an integral part of our management programs and are closely integrated with Food Safety programs. An independent, third party auditor assesses our Food Safety System on a regular basis. The feedback received from these audits provides valuable input to our continuous improvement process. Integrated Food Safety Programs give assurance that we are able to provide safe products to our customers and consumers as well as delivering consistently high quality products and services.
We continue to meet or exceed all hazard analysis and critical control points put forth by the (HACCP) systems as recommended by Mushroom Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency with a very strong focus on the seven key principals of HACCP. In total we are HACCP, GFSI, BRC, and Global Gap Certified
Whether your concern is lowering cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, diverticulosis or general bowel health, fibre is one of the dietary keys. Getting enough fibre has also been linked to a lower Body Mass Index, an indicator of obesity, as well as being a potential factor in weight loss and maintenance.
Fresh mushrooms contain both soluble and insoluble fibre.
The soluble fibre is mainly beta-glucans and chitosans, which are components of the cell walls. Soluble fibre, has been shown to help prevent and manage cardiovascular disease by lowering total and LDL cholesterol levels. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels.
There is some evidence that beta-glucans offer anti-cancer potential. A diet high in fibre may have a protective role in preventing breast and bowel cancers. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency currently allows a health claim on food packaging that states "A healthy diet rich in a variety of vegetables and fruit may help reduce the risk of some types of cancer".
Promoting regularity and good bowel health is the main role of the insoluble fibre found in fresh mushrooms. It also helps slow digestion and adds satiety or staying power to foods. When fibre-rich foods are chosen, the diet is lower in energy density and has more volume than a low-fibre diet. More fibre means less room for high-fat, high-calorie choices which can translate into weight loss and healthy weight maintenance.
Recommendations for fibre generally fall in the range of 25 to 35 grams per day. For children older than 2 years of age, their 'age plus 5 grams' is a guide to how much fibre they should get per day.