Proliant Dairy Ingredients is proud to announce that the Melrose, Minn., production facility has recently received Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Certificate of Registration Level 2, certifying the facility meets the requirements of SQF 2000 Code. Proliant is one of only a few dairy ingredient manufacturers to have this certification.
SQF Standards were developed by The Food Marketing Institute to provide assurance to retailers and consumers of the safety and quality of the food they purchase. The Global Food Safety Initiative has benchmarked these standards. After a detailed three-day audit, Proliant proved its commitment to document and record control, specification and product development, dedication to food safety and food quality, internal auditing procedures, product recall, site security, building and equipment design and construction.
SQF, preferred by retailers and food service providers globally, ensures that suppliers maintain the highest quality standards. By receiving this certification, Proliant has demonstrated a thorough food and safety management system that guarantees the quality of its dairy product solids.
“We are proud to receive recognition for the high quality programs we institute in the manufacturing of our products at Melrose,” said Chris Snyder, President and CEO of Proliant Dairy Ingredients. “We pride ourselves on achieving the highest standard in all aspects of our business, whether in production quality, developing innovative new applications research, or sales and customer service. To be recognized as an SQF 2000 supplier is a great honor and demonstrates our commitment to total quality.”
Proliant Dairy Ingredients produces VersiLac®, a highly versatile and innovative dairy ingredient that is the result of a unique combination of raw materials and a proprietary production process. Containing over 86 percent lactose, VersiLac® provides food formulators a high quality, low cost, dairy-based alternative to many higher priced dairy ingredients or corn-based ingredients.