Giorgio Fresh Co. is certified by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) for SQF (Safe Quality Food) level 3 certification. SQFI is the leader in providing the world’s most widely recognized and trusted food safety and quality certification program.
It is a division of the Food Marketing Institute, an association that conducts programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education, and industry relations on behalf of its 1,500 member companies – food retailers and wholesalers – in the United States and around the world.
The program provides independent certification that a supplier’s food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations. This enables suppliers 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.
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. This allows suppliers to provide assurances that the food they produce, handle, prepare, process, and distribute is of the highest quality in addition to adhering to the strictest food safety standards.