InfinityQS Urges Contract Food Manufacturers to Obtain SQF Certification to Enhance Competitiveness
With the highest level of certification, contract manufacturers and suppliers can demonstrate that they have effective food safety and quality measures in place and thereby win more business
In a new white paper titled, "Quality Insights: How SPC Solutions Support SQF Certification,"
Greg Matranga, Vice President of Global Marketing, InfinityQS, said, "Well-known food and beverage companies often use contract manufacturers and suppliers to produce their products. Many of these companies are established brands, so they must be very careful about the contract facilities that they choose to work with. They need assurance that these contractors have systems in place to ensure food safety, uphold product quality, and prevent costly recalls. That's why they rely on food safety guidelines and certifications from third-party organizations like the SQFI as part of their search and qualification processes."
SQF certification is recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers around the world. It features a three-level structure, with the third (and highest) level requiring manufacturers, suppliers, and sites to demonstrate they adhere to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system and benchmarked standards from the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Many of the world's largest brands require their contractors to have level-three SQF certification, which at its core also requires SPC.
According to InfinityQS, SPC enables contract manufacturers to better manage large datasets, find opportunities for improvement, and put up safeguards to reduce food safety risks. Real-time insights can highlight ways to improve consistency, lower operating costs, and preempt recalls. With an SPC solution, contract facilities can easily access historical data to validate their SQF compliance in the event of an audit.
Matranga added, "Contractors that obtain the highest level of SQF certification are able to qualify to win more contracts because they have proven their ability to deliver safe and high-quality products. They can be more competitive and bid for contracts on a national or global scale, increasing their market reach. Ultimately, there is a greater sense of trust between organizations—
To learn more about SQF certification and the benefits of an SPC solution, download the full InfinityQS white paper: https://www.infinityqs.com/