UpRiver Receives SQF Certification!

UpRiver Smokehouse is proud to announce that we have received ‪Safe‬ ‎Quality‬ ‎Food‬ (‪#‎SQF‬) Certification-Level 3, for food manufacturers and distributors. SQF ‪‎level‬ 3, is recognized as a ‪Global‬ Food ‪‎Safety‬ Initiative (GFSI) benchmark, meeting ‪international‬ food safety requirements and is considered “an international mark of excellence for the certificate holder." Currently the only standard that incorporates the management components of both... food safety and quality.

What does all this mean? Consumers deserve to be assured that the foods they buy and serve their families have been handled, prepared and processed-start to finish, with the highest possible standards. SQF certification provides confidence by assuring customers and buyers that there are thorough and competent food safety control systems in place and properly implemented. At SQF Level 3, our facilities were challenged to develop and implement an integrated food safety and quality management system. This included cooperation and communication between all of the departments within UpRiver Smokehouse including, but not limited to Quality Assurance, Operations, and the Processing Department.