PM Beef receives safe quality food certification

by Editor
Friday, March 13, 2009

PM Beef has been named a Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level 3 Certified Supplier by the SQF Institute, a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). PM Beef is the first U.S. beef harvest facility to receive this distinguished certification.

To earn this most rigorous level of certification, a food supplier must not only maintain standard good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and develop and follow a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) programme, they also must develop and maintain a quality and safety management system that provides ongoing control of food safety and quality aspects of their business.

The SQF certification builds confidence between retailers and suppliers, demonstrates compliance with regulatory and product traceability requirements and provides a structure for implementing and demonstrating sustainable production and manufacturing best practices. SQF is internationally recognised and meets the standards of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). It also promotes cost savings by providing “one system, one audit.”

PM Beef has trained all employees on the importance of and requirements for SQF certification.