November 15/Cincinnati/Press Release -- FONA has been named SQFI Manufacturer of the Year at the annual SQF International Conference held in Cincinnati. This marks the second year the award was presented; ConAgra Foods was the inaugural winner in 2011.

FONA "sharpened focus to the importance of food safety and quality from the top to bottom," said Robert Garfield, senior vice president of SQFI.

"We are committed to the well-being of our customers and employees and strict adherence to SQF regulations," says Ramesh Shah, FONA's chief quality officer. "We are dedicated to food safety and quality and have made SQF an integral part of our day-to-day activities."

The Quality Achievement Awards recognize the significant contributions individuals and organizations have made to achieve the SQF Mission of delivering consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programs based on sound scientific principles, consistently applied across all industry sectors, and valued by all stakeholders.