PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd's Coffee, the oldest family-owned coffee company in the Pacific Northwest, announced today it has been awarded the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) – Level 2 Certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a globally trusted and accepted food safety and quality program.
"Boyd's has always been dedicated to being an industry leader in quality and food safety, and the achievement of this certification affirms our commitment to creating and maintaining the industry's highest food safety standards," said Jeffrey Newman, President and CEO of Boyd Coffee Company. "More importantly, while we are honored to be one of the few companies to pass one of the most rigorous global certifications available, it comes with the realization that every single Boyd Team member has woven these standards into our culture and how we fulfill our promise to take better care of customers than anyone else – today and in the future."
SQF certification is achieved when a company demonstrates exceptional quality control and food safety practices. A qualified inspector conducts a third-party audit to evaluate aspects of a company's food safety program, including personnel practices, food safety programs and plant maintenance and cleanliness. The certification also provides validation to many national and international retailers and food service providers by demonstrating that a company follows food safety programs.
The SQF Program was launched in 1994 and is administered by the SQF Institute, a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). SQF is one of the certification systems recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification.
For information about Boyd Coffee Company's products and services, call 800-545-4077 or visit www.boyds.com.
About Boyd's Coffee: Boyd's Coffee is one of the oldest family-owned coffee companies in the world. Founded in 1900 in Portland, Oregon, Boyd's has a long, storied history of helping restaurants, hotels and convenience stores attract and keep customers by providing them with consistently excellent coffee, tea and other beverages.
At Boyd's, we don't believe that coffee bestows status or makes a statement about the person who drinks it. We believe that people are capable of making their own statements. We hold that coffee is fuel not fashion. It is what it has always been: a reward for good work, done well; and a kick in the pants to get back out there and do some more. That's the legacy of coffee in America and that's the Boyd's legacy as well.
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