Safe Quality Food Institute Announces Quality Achievement Award Winners

November 8, 2012

CINCINNATI, OH – November 8, 2012 – The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of the Food Marketing Institute, today announced the second annual recipients of the 2012 Quality Achievement  Awards, recognizing the expertise and dedication of  three companies and one individual to the Safe Quality Food (SQF) program. The award was presented at the annual SQF International Conference held in Cincinnati.

Award winners included:

“These winners transformed the company culture, influenced leadership and sharpened focus to the importance of food safety and quality from the top to bottom,” said Robert Garfield, senior vice president of SQFI. “The SQF Quality Achievement Award Winners hold their companies to the same gold standard as our Code.”

The Quality Achievement Awards recognize the significant contributions individuals and organizations have made to achieve the SQF Mission of delivering consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programs based on sound scientific principles, consistently applied across all industry sectors, and valued by all stakeholders.

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Background on SQF program

Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry. FMI’s U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to more than 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world. FMI membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores. For more information, visit and for information regarding the FMI foundation, visit