Everyone wants to be sure that the food they eat and feed their families is safe. For families with food allergies, where a trace of an allergen could be life threatening, attention to detail at every level of the food preparation process is essential. We are proud to share that the tremendous level of care we use has now been validated by an extensive, internationally recognized food quality and safety audit. HomeFree is now certified by Safe Quality Food (SQF). Read our press release below for more details.
HomeFree®, LLC achieves SQF Level 2 certification
Manufacturer of allergy friendly, gluten free baked goods awarded
internationally recognized Safe Quality Food Level 2 certification
WINDHAM, NH, January 23, 2015 - Safe Quality Food (SQF) is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers globally who require a rigorous, credible food safety management system. The SQF program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and links primary production certification to food manufacturing and distribution. HomeFree®, LLC has achieved SQF certification by demonstrating exceptional food safety and quality control practices. As of January 21, 2015, HomeFree, LLC has been awarded this internationally recognized certification by ASI Food Safety.
SQF certification requires a third party assessment to verify adherence to the meticulous requirements of the SQF Code. Evaluation is conducted on all aspects of a company’s food safety and quality management program, including HACCP Plans, Personal Practices Quality Control, Cleaning and Sanitation, and Allergen Management. SQF certification validates the programs that HomeFree has in place, as well as the continuous monitoring procedures of those programs.
Many major retailers and foodservice companies prefer suppliers that have SQF certification to assure their customers that the food they offer is safe. This includes US retailers such as Publix, Target, Raley’s, and Safeway, Canadian retailers such as Sobey’s, foodservice management companies such as Compass, and foodservice distributors such as US Food Service. Such certification validation is increasingly important in the marketplace, with consumers increasingly demanding food safety assurances.
“HomeFree already was recognized as a pioneer and a leader in baked goods allergen safety. To my knowledge, HomeFree is now also the first allergy friendly baked goods company to achieve SQF certification. The SQF certification validates our allergy program, while additionally validating the outstanding quality of our food safety program more widely,” said Jill Robbins, HomeFree Founder and CEO. “Our employees have reason to be very proud!”
HomeFree cookies have received numerous awards and accolades for their great taste, and for their inclusiveness of consumers with most special diets, including peanut/nut free, gluten free, vegan, kosher pareve, whole grain and non-GMO. HomeFree, LLC, is a certified woman owned business providing baked treats for retail and foodservice. HomeFree is a certified B Corporation for its strong commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Visit homefreetreats.com, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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