Hood Packaging has announced that four of its packaging facilities have been recognized with Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 certification, a standard that’s recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative and retailers and service providers worldwide for being one of the most rigorous and credible safety management systems.
Specifically, the facilities that have achieved the certification are Hood’s Burlington, Ontario; Wilmington, Ohio; Montreal, Quebec and Cornwall, Ontario plants. Other Hood plants are in process of moving their food safety certification to the SQF program.
The Safe Quality Food standard is administered by the SQF Institute, a division of the Food Marketing Institute. To become SQF certified, food manufacturers must follow a comprehensive system of food safety designed by an SQF expert, submit to an annual audit by an SQF auditor and be certified by a licensed certification body.
“We are determined to meet the highest food safety and packaging quality standards that our customers require.” says John Edwards, general manager of Hood Packaging for the Montreal and Cornwall sites.