What is SQF Certification, and why should you care?

Retailers, foodservice providers, and buyers worldwide recognize the Safe Quality Food (SQF) program as a rigorous, credible food safety management system. The program follows the requirements outlined by internationally recognized organizations such as the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Subco Foods Inc. goes the extra step by maintaining a Level 3 SQF for both of our facilities.  Level 3 is the highest level SQF certification, requiring the development of food safety controls, evaluations of possible hazards, and standardizing corrective actions to prevent contamination or poor quality. These procedures can be time-intensive, but our customers benefit from these high standards in every product we produce.

Our entire staff meticulously trains to maintain these standards. SQF level 3 certification is audited yearly by an accredited assessor, NSF.  Subco Foods earns a yearly certification through this audit. We are proud to score in the highest range during this audit process annually, in our Sheboygan and West Chicago facilities, since entering the SQF program. Our facilities are also subject to surprise, and unscheduled audits and routinely pass those as well.

Customers know they are getting the best when they work with Subco Foods Inc.  All of our products, from pancake mix to pancake syrup to drink mixes to gelatins, are produced at the same high standard. We can apply the same to your project.  These standards apply to any project, from private label to contract packaging. Our brands, Orchard Park and Northern Pines, are produced with the same SQF level 3 high standards. 

SQF Level 3 certification is a globally recognized standard. Subco Foods Inc. products are sold domestically in the United States and all over the world.  Although we do not export any of our products, we can work with you and your company to ship our products to meet all of your customer needs while maintaining our high standard of quality and food safety

Subco Foods’ most recent SQF audit information is available upon request. Beyond SQF, we also work with individual corporate customers in fulfilling their additional auditing requirements. 

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