ARLINGTON, VA – NOVEMBER 3, 2014– The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) recently announced the SQF Quality Achievement Awards at their 2014 International Conference in Orlando, Florida. These seven awards recognize individuals and organizations who contribute to endorsing and improving the SQFI program and global mission to require a rigorous, credible food safety management system.. Finalists in each category were honored at a luncheon during the conference.
“Producing safe food from farm to fork is a top priority for all food retailers and manufacturers,” said Robert Garfield, senior vice president of SQFI. “This year’s winners of our Outstanding Achievement Award demonstrate how SQF certification goes beyond a simple food safety audit to inspire a comprehensive food safety system with checks and balances along our global supply chain.”
SQFI Auditor of the Year
Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding performance as a credentialed SQF Auditor.
- Roger Roeth - Chief Operating Officer/ Auditor, Eagle Certification Group
SQFI Certification Body of the Year
Awarded to a licensed and accredited Certification Body that has contributed significantly to achieving 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.
- NSF International
SQFI Training Center of the Year
Awarded to a licensed Training Center that has contributed significantly to achieving the SQF mission and supporting SQF stakeholders in implementing sound food safety and quality practices.
- Alchemy Systems
SQFI Manufacturer/Distributor of the Year
Awarded to a certified supplier that has demonstrated excellence in the SQF system and has promoted SQF.
- Sempio Foods Company
SQFI Outstanding Achievement Award- Industry
This award is given to an individual who has freely shared his/her time and expertise throughout the industry in the areas of food safety.
- Tatiana Lorca, PhD., Sr. Manager, Food Safety Education & Training, Ecolab, Inc.
SQFI Outstanding Achievement Award- Supplier
This award is given to an individual within a facility or company, who has demonstrated accomplishments in driving continuous growth and has taken their facility or company above and beyond the SQF program.
- James P. Reynolds , Director of Food Safety and Compliance, Lineage Logistics
SQFI Primary Producer of the Year
Awarded to a certified supplier that focuses on agri-business (primary producer) and has shown a commitment to excellence in the SQF system.
- Taylor Farms
For details and more information about the SQF Quality Achievement Awards winners, please visit www.sqfi.com
The Safe Quality Food Institute delivers 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. More than 5,000 plants are SQF-certified across 31 countries. SQFI’s mission is to be the single most trusted source for global food safety and quality certification. www.sqfi.com