December 20/Channahon, Ill./Press Release (IOI Loders Croklaan) -- IOI Loders Croklaan announced the achievement of an “Excellent” score on its recent SQF Level II audit. This achievement demonstrates the commitment of IOI Loders Croklaan to offer products that are of the highest quality, have the required functionality, and manufactured in a highly controlled, safe process environment.

Bill Troy, vice president of operations at IOI Loders Croklaan Americas, said, “Channahon facility reached its most significant achievement in operational excellence and integrity by achieving SQF Level 2 Certification with an auditor recommended rating of excellent. This rating places IOI Loders Croklaan Americas among the best of the best globally and will bring recognition from our present and future customers as a top supplier who controls their processes and products to not only provide a safe quality food, but one of optimal quality and reliability.”

SQF is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world who require their supplier to complete a rigorous, credible food safety management system. The SQF Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification. Administered by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), SQF benefits from continual retailer feedback about consumer concerns.

 From the December 22, 2011, Prepared Foods' Daily News.