Flavorchem Corp., a leader in flavor and color product solutions for the food & beverage industries, recently announced their achievement of SQF Level 3, the highest level of certification. SQF (Safe Quality Food) is a leading, comprehensive global safety and quality management certification system. As in prior levels, level 3 is a food safety program but with it requires a quality plan, which extends the ideal of quality beyond product characteristics, and commercial realization. This ensures product safety and quality tenets are followed throughout the developmental processes until a product reaches the market. Both of these additions are unique to this certification program. The certification process involves a rigorous two-part audit conducted by highly trained auditors that evaluate a company’s food safety and quality plans, prerequisite programs, sanitation, pest management, operational methods, maintenance, and personnel practices.
"It’s always been our guiding principle to produce safe, quality products for our customers along with superior services. Having achieved Level 3 status by the Safe Quality Food Institute is another milestone in our continued commitment to quality," states Stacie Obman, regulatory manager at Flavorchem.