Ready Pac plant earns SQF certification

Ready Pac Foods announced that its Swedesboro, N.J. fresh foods processing facility received SQF (Safe Quality Food) Level 3 certification, the highest certification possible. This achievement means that all of Ready Pac’s processing facilities have satisfied the certification’s rigorous food safety and quality requirements.

“Ready Pac implemented the stringent SQF certification program system-wide to develop standardized and harmonized quality systems that align with our customers’ food safety and quality needs,” said Tristan Simpson, director of marketing and corporate communications. “It is also an important tool for reducing redundancies and improving efficiencies.”

SQF is the only food safety program outside of Europe that is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI). SQF programs improve process management include comprehensive and consistent training to uphold the integrity of the process.

Originally posted Friday, Dec. 28, 2012

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