U.S – Laird Superfood (NYSE American: LSF) award-winning creator of assorted plant-based superfood products, has successfully achieved Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 Certification for its powdered vegan creamers, Hydrate drink mixes, and supplements, receiving a score of 92 on its initial audit.
Level 2 SQF Certification is also known as the Certified HACCP-Based Food Safety Plan. It incorporates all of the Level 1 requirements and adds Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) risk assessment and implementation.
SQF Certification marks an important step that allows Laird Superfood to guarantee customers that their products meet the highest food safety standards.
“As a trusted plant-based superfood brand, Laird Superfood strives to be a trusted source for the safety and quality of our products,”
“Achieving this certification is an important part of our journey and shows our customers and partners that our products reach the highest standards,” said Paul Hodge, CEO and Co-Founder of Laird Superfood.
The company informed that the GFSI certification is another way in which they are holding themselves publicly accountable to a culture of Food Safety and positioning the company as a leader in the superfood industry.
The SQF Program is administered by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) in the United States and is benchmarked to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a global collection of standards and requirements for food companies to practice food safety management at the same high-quality standards around the world.
The SQF certification program ensures that food products have been produced in compliance with international standards for food quality and safety.
It is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world who require a rigorous, credible food safety management system.
The certification strengthens Laird Superfood’s commitment to supply safe quality products and comply with food safety legislation.
“At Laird Superfood we take the safety and quality of our products seriously and SQF Certification is an example of that commitment,” said Shawn Theriot, Director of QA & Compliance.
Laird Superfood had in May acquired sports nutrition company Picky Bars for $12 million in a move to make wholesome food options more accessible to the public.