We are excited to announce that all four of the facilities we work out of are now Level 2 Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified. These four facilities include: Farmers Creamery, makers of Kalona SuperNatural bottled milk and butter products; Frytown Warehouse & Distribution facility; Kalona Farms, milk receiving facility; and Kalona Creamery, retail shop and future cheese production facility.
Food Safety and Quality
Food safety has always been a priority for us. The SQF certification is proof that we comply with regulatory requirements and demonstrate a commitment to food safety. The SQF program is endorsed by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is recognized internationally.
“Food safety and quality have always been our top priorities and the SQF certification is just one more way we can show that commitment to our customers,” said Sue Gessner, the managing partner of Farmers Creamery. “SQF certification allows our family of companies to reach a new level. It will open the doors to several new business opportunities, especially in the industrial ingredient industry.”
The Certification Process
We started the rigorous SQF certification process in early 2016 and spent nearly two years creating the extensive documentation required by SQF food safety policies and procedures. “I am so proud of our employees and what they have accomplished over the last few years,” said Bill Evans, CEO. “This certification requires a company-wide commitment in order to be successful. Becoming SQF certified was our top goal for 2017 and we are excited about what the future holds!”