U.S – Nelson-Jameson, a prominent food processing distributor, has announced that its strategic distribution center in Amarillo, Texas, has achieved a 100% score in its inaugural Safe Quality Food (SQF) audit.
A company’s SQF registration signifies its dedication to maintaining globally acknowledged industry standards for safety and quality. In this case, a perfect score of 100% in the SQF audit reflects the highest level of commitment to safety and quality in all operational aspects.
SQF audits are conducted by The Eagle Certification Group, an independent certification company authorized by SQF. These audits ensure that companies adhere to SQF’s stringent standards, providing customers with the assurance that the products meet the highest safety and quality benchmarks.
Mike Rindy, President of Nelson-Jameson, pointed out the significance of SQF certification, emphasizing that it demonstrates the company’s dedication to food safety, aligning with the priorities of its manufacturing customers.
Rindy expressed gratitude to the Amarillo team for achieving a perfect score in its first audit and reiterated the company’s commitment to sustaining this high standard.
“We thank everyone at Amarillo for earning a perfect score during its first audit. It’s a high bar to start with, and we commit to working hard to maintain it year after year,” he said.
The SQF program operates on the principle of “Say what you do, do what you say.” Companies following SQF codes develop policies and procedures aligned with the program, emphasizing continuous review, monitoring, verification, and validation of documentation throughout the year.
Rindy highlighted that safety is Nelson-Jameson’s paramount priority. The company invests in continuous training for its employees to ensure a comprehensive understanding of their roles in upholding SQF standards and contributing to the success of the program.
Consistent excellence across centers
This achievement follows Nelson-Jameson’s history of excellence, with its Turlock, Calif., strategic distribution center receiving its seventh consecutive 100% score in October.
Additionally, the Marshfield headquarters has maintained an impressive average score of 98.5% over the past 12 years during audits.
Nelson-Jameson plans to extend its SQF participation to its new Jerome, Idaho, strategic distribution center in 2025, once fully operational.
The SQF Program is a rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that is utilized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers world-wide.
Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF family of food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain, from the farm to retail stores.