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SQFISafe Quality Food Institute (Arlington, VA)
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The SQF Food Safety Code is a globally recognized independent food safety standard administered by the Safe Quality Food Institute.
Vertically integrated greenhouse tomato grower NatureSweet, based in San Antonio, for instance, is certified Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI).
ProAmpac's Auburn, WA facility was awarded Level 2 Food Safety Management Certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute.
Since the lawsuit, Lancaster Fine Foods has become certified by the Safe Quality Food Institute, which requires distributors to follow a set of food-safety requirements.
The SQF certification comes from the Safe Quality Food Institute, which is the recognized source for global food safety and certification among retailers and foodservice providers.
Notes Robert Garfield, SVP of the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of Arlington, Va.-based Food Marketing Institute: "This is an exciting time at SQFI, as we look to roll out version 8 of the SQF Code, a new Retail/Wholesale Grocery Program, and start gaining extensive supplier and buyer use and support of our Ethical Sourcing Certification.
The company's website notes that Catelli has earned Level 2 certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF Code)--which is one of the highest standards in the food industry--confirming its commitment to producing safe, quality food.
was among the honorees at the Safe Quality Food Institute's recent conference here.
The company also has Safe Quality Food and Ethical Sourcing Standard certifications from the Safe Quality Food Institute.
One of the best-known third parties in the food industry is the Safe Quality Food Institute, which strives "to deliver consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programmes based on sound scientific principles, consistently applied across all industry sectors and valued by all stakeholders." They issue the only certification programme recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative for primary food production, manufacturing, storage and distribution and agents/brokers.
"A breakdown in food safety systems can come from a lack of management commitment, training, communication, record-keeping or other key food safety requirements," explains LeAnn Chuboff, senior technical director for the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), Arlington, Va.
Cal-Maine has an industry-leading record in food safety with all of its 35 processing plants independently verified as reaching the highest level of safety by the Safe Quality Food Institute, SQF Level 3.