"BI was the first nutraceutical raw material supplier to attain this certification back in 2011 and now our East Coast facility has also been recognized by SQF," said George Pontiakos, President and CEO, BI Nutraceuticals.
"Our customers continue to be assured that our ingredients have been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible food safety and quality standards."
The SQF program provides independent certification that BI's food safety and quality management systems comply with international and domestic food safety regulations. SQF 2000 is a HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) based food safety and quality management system.
The Food Safety Modernization Act makes it mandatory for all dietary supplement raw material suppliers to perform hazard analysis and have a risk-based food safety plan.
SQF certification standardizes food safety requirements, provides proof of the company's due diligence, and also complies with the most stringent regulatory requirements.