BI Nutraceuticals' East Coast facility located in Islandia, N.Y. has received a SQF 2000 (Safe Quality Food) certificate from NSF. The SQF program provides independent certification that BI's food safety and quality management systems comply with international and domestic food safety regulations. SQF 2000 certification is a Global Food Safety Initiative recognized scheme, which was launched to enhance food safety, ensure consumer protection and strengthen consumer confidence.
"BI was the first nutraceutical raw material supplier to attain this certification back in 2011 and now our East Coast facility has also been recognized by SQF," noted George Pontiakos, president and CEO, BI Nutraceuticals. "Our customers continue to be assured that our ingredients have been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible food safety and quality standards."
SQF 2000 is a HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) based food safety and quality management system. The Food Safety Modernization Act makes it mandatory for all dietary supplement raw material suppliers to perform hazard analysis and have a risk-based food safety plan. SQF certification standardizes food safety requirements, provides proof of the company's due diligence, and also complies with the most stringent regulatory requirements.