MEDINA, Ohio, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandridge Food Corporation announced on December 4, 2009, they have attained certification as a Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level 2 Food Manufacturer by the independent certifying body, SAI Global. Sandridge Food Corporation was awarded an Excellent (E) Rating of 97.83%, the highest level of compliance.
The SQF Institute, a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), is a leading global food safety and quality certification body which maintains programs and management systems designed to meet the needs of buyers and suppliers worldwide. It provides independent certification that a supplier's food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations. This certification enables suppliers to assure customers that their products have been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards.
SQF is designed as a food safety program, but it also covers product quality, a feature that is unique to a certification program of this type. Assuring consistent quality and meeting buyer specifications are important aspects of the buyer-supplier relationship. SQF certification is supported by an increasing number of U.S. and international retailers and food service providers who express a preference for suppliers who implement HACCP-based (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) food safety and quality management systems.
"For several years, we have had a multi-departmental team approach, consisting of the highest levels of management, which drives food safety and quality throughout our organization," says Mark Sandridge, chief executive officer at Sandridge Food Corporation. "We provide our associates with continuing training and education because we recognize that all of our associates at every level have a major impact on safety, quality and the ultimate satisfaction for our customers."
About Sandridge Food Corporation
For more than 50 years, Sandridge Food Corporation, a family-owned refrigerated foods manufacturer located in Medina, Ohio, has produced fresh deli salads, soups, entrees, desserts, sauces and dips for the food service and retail sectors. A leader in the refrigerated foods industry in North America, Sandridge has built its rich heritage by having an unparalleled commitment to food safety, culinary excellence and world-class customer service. We consistently uphold our Brand Promise: To always provide unrivaled fresh foods with consistent hand-made quality that enhances the reputation of our customers.
Sandridge Food Corporation continues to lead the refrigerated foods industry by innovating and discovering solutions for our customers. Our products are produced in a state-of-the-art facility using cutting edge technologies and equipment. We are a USDA-certified production facility, staffed by a highly decorated culinary team. Along with our extensive line of proven and successful fresh, refrigerated salads, soups and entrees, we have the flexibility and unique ability to customize signature fresh dishes and develop proprietary recipes for our customers, via our research and development department--staffed with a very experienced team of accredited chefs and food scientists.
SOURCE Sandridge Food Corporation