The team at Kushner Companies accepting the award for Operating Building of the Year in the 500,000-1 Million SQF
Category for Dumbo Heights
Food Safety Fundamentals (formerly Level 1 certification)
As our company continues to expand throughout the country, our SQF
certification will assure customers that Paramount is a conscientious, reliable supplier with a strong and credible food safety management system," said Morris.
For example, the FSMA will require verification of foreign vendors only, while SQF
requires all vendors to complete a rigorous approval process.
ConAgra Foods was an early adopter of the SQF
program, which is the only certification system recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative that offers certificates for primary production, food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management.
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certificates provide a verifiable paper trail, ensuring a company has the correct processes in place and has implemented all applicable SQF
guidelines for effectively managing food safety.
Code, or standard, is based on the international standard ISO/IEC 17065 and benchmarked to the Global Food Safety Initiative's (GFSI) Guidance Document version 6 for use by all sectors of the food industry, from primary production to transport and distribution.
Considered to be the food manufacturing industry's most comprehensive certification, Kettle Cuisine was awarded the SQF
Certification after an independent organization conducted a highly detailed audit of all of its quality assurance policies and practices, according to company officials.
This alliance will equip SQF
with a robust collection of food safety information about companies around the world," comments Jill Hollingsworth, FMI's group vice president of food safety programs.
The partners announced the new initiative here at the SQF
Institute International Conference.
CERT ID, an Iowa-based certification body, is now ANSI accredited (American National Standards Institute) to certify companies to the GFSI-benchmarked SQF
Food Safety Code.