Canadian Manufacturing

Bureau Veritas expands food certification business by acquiring Orion’s food auditing division

Orion food safety business serves as a platform to expand its food certification presence in Canada and complements Bureau Veritas' US position in food auditing.

January 22, 2021  by CM Staff

NEW YORK — Bureau Veritas announced the acquisition of Orion Assessment Services International Inc.’s Canadian food auditing business on Jan. 21. Orion delivers food certification services to food manufacturers across Canada.

This business acquisition gives Orion’s food safety customers access to the broader suite of Bureau Veritas GFSI accredited and unaccredited services while ensuring they still receive quality food auditing services. For Bureau Veritas, the Orion food safety business serves as a platform to expand its food certification presence in Canada and complements Bureau Veritas’ US position in food auditing to provide a complete solution for North American food manufacturers. The geographic expansion of its food certification business in Canada also enhances Bureau Veritas’ market leading food laboratory testing capabilities in the country.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with the Orion team to ensure continued delivery of a gold-standard service to Orion’s outstanding food safety clients. Orion’s focus on a customer-centric approach to food certification has helped to build a successful business and made it easy for us to find common ground. This strategic acquisition confirms our commitment to being a full-service food safety service provider in Canada and throughout North America.” – Waylon Sharp, VP/COO – Food & Agri North America.

Mark Curtis, CEO Orion, stated, “Bureau Veritas has been the perfect partner for this important transition for our clients. We believe strongly Bureau Veritas’ focus on food safety, commitment to client service and global reach will be of tremendous value to our customers now and in the future.”

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