UPDATE—SQF Certification now official
Courtney Marvel, DC Production Manager, with Shelly Barra, DC Quality Manager.
Mrs. Shelly Barra, Quality Manager for Davis Chocolate, announced today that Davis Chocolate has completed its onsite SQF audit with a passing score. The SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing Certification, formerly known as Level 2, is based on a globally recognized food safety standard, and managed by the Safe Quality Food Institute. SQF certification is awarded to food production companies and facilities that meet strict international standards to ensure that food products are safe to consume, free of contaminants and health hazards. A certificate is typically issued about 30 days after the onsite audit and the review of any non-conformity.
SQF Certification provides wholesale buyers and retail consumers the assurance that the Davis Chocolate products are produced in accordance with some of the most demanding standards, the best practices, and the most thorough quality control practices within the industry. This certification, together with others, such as Fair Trade, Organic, and Kosher, places Davis Chocolate among an exclusive group of manufacturers committed to the highest quality standards for their products.
Brent Davis, President of Davis Chocolate, says of the company’s recent SQF audit, “We believed we had a thorough understanding of our manufacturing process. The preparation for the SQF audit helped us solidify that strong foundation for quality at our facility. Attaining the SQF certification is the way in which Davis Chocolate assures our customers that our products are held to rigorous safety and quality standards.”
The SQF Certification is granted by the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program, managed by the Safe Quality Food Institute and is recognized by retailers, food service providers and brand owners around the world as a rigorous, credible food safety and quality program. It is the only certification system recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) that offers certificates for primary production, food manufacturing, packaging, storage and distribution. This enables sites to assure their customers that food has been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards, at all levels of the supply chain.