The company prides itself on its philosophy of establishing partnerships with their customers so that guidelines, procedures and best practices can be developed with each individual customer.
MWAC uses rigorous and multiple self-inspections to ensure quality of work for their customers. The brother’s direct involvement on the ground level inside the food plants, ensures that there is a high level of consistent sanitation completed on a nightly basis.
The Pereira brothers ensure that all their staff are highly trained and that the company owners do daily pre-ops, nightly inspections, food safety meetings, sanitation on-sites with CFIA, OMAFRA inspectors and certified auditors from BRC, SQF, Quality Assurance Inc. (QAI), Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and other food safety standards as well as Provincial and Federal inspectors.
Proper and safe sanitation is of the utmost importance for MWAC. The company has developed programs for deep cleaning specialized machines for its customers that utilize dismantling, soaking and steaming various parts of machinery to ensure it is safe to produce food.
All managing partners, supervisors and employees regularly attend training sessions facilitated by Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) and HRH Food Processing HR Council; reputable chemical companies allowing them to stay-up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques in the industry.
In 2014, Nel Pereira was awarded the Sanitation of the Year award through the Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA)
In 2011, Joe Pereira was awarded the Sanitation of the Year award through the Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA).
Health and Safety in the workplace and the safety of others is very important. MWAC employs a veteran Health and Safety Consultant, who focuses on providing updates to current legislation, training requirements and the training of new and exisiting employees on required courses and workshops.
MWAC recogonizes the value of ensuring and providing all employees with the following training; Workplace Hazards Material Information System (WHMIS), Global Harmonization, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS,) Ladder Safety, Lockout/Tag Out, Chemical Spill Response and Clean Up, Workplace Harassment and First Aid Certification. In addition, MWAC is registered and is an active member of WSIB and carries very substantial liability insurance policies.
These awards are made to the Member of the Association deemed to have contributed outstanding service to the Food Industry of Ontario. The selection is made by the Board of Directos from the nominations presented before the Fall meeting.