The SQF Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative and links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification, Nielsen-Massey noted. SQF benefits from continual retailer feedback about consumer concerns. These benefits are passed on to SQF-certified suppliers, keeping them a step ahead.
“We are proud to receive the national safety recognition from the SQF 2000 certification program,” said Craig Nielsen, chief executive officer of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. “Today’s consumers are more interested and educated about the food they eat than ever, and it’s important to maintain the highest safety and quality standards.”
Nielsen-Massey said it previously was audited annually by the American Institute of Baking, which gave the company Superior ratings each year since 1990. Inspections involved a thorough review and analysis of the manufacturing policies and procedures throughout the production facility.
From the March 16, 2012, Prepared Foods' Daily News.