Gist Auburn sails through food safety audit

Gist’s warehouse in Auburn, Washington has sailed through its third Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) audit, achieving a rating of 98.96%.


Iain Calderwood, General Manager at Auburn, paid tribute to the hard work of the team who oversaw the audit: “It took a lot of hard work to ensure everything was ready, but the results show we are really on top of the standards required.”


The GSFI is internationally recognised for quality assurance and has become the most widely-accepted global benchmark for food safety requirements.


“Getting a great score in our third audit shows we have really embedded the required safety systems within the business,” adds Iain. “We have better processes and now we are looking at smarter ways of working.”


Opened in 2015, Auburn has established Gist’s presence in the US Contract Logistics market by supplying warehouse and delivery services to Starbucks’ Northwest operation. For further information about Gist’s US operation, visit the Food Services page of our website.