The Pederson's Way: Achieving Excellence in Food Safety with SQF Certification

The Pederson's Way: Achieving Excellence in Food Safety with SQF Certification

For any food provider, food safety should be one of the top priorities, if not the top priority, of the company. At Pederson’s, we are committed to providing the highest-quality meat products to our customers, which means ensuring food safety at every step of the production process. With that in mind, we are thrilled to share our recent success in obtaining an excellent score on our Safe Quality Food (SQF) audit – a testament to the hard work and dedication of our production team.

Understanding SQF and the Global Food Safety Initiative

Safe Quality Food, or SQF,  is a rigorous, internationally recognized food safety management system. It falls under the umbrella of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which aims to improve food safety worldwide by providing a framework for best practices in the industry.

SQF certification involves an in-depth audit of a production facility's records, practices, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), sanitation programs, and more. Achieving SQF certification is not an easy task, and it requires a strong commitment to maintaining high standards in food safety and quality.

Pederson's Farms SQF Audit

Recently, our team at Pederson's underwent an SQF audit at our production facility. We are excited to announce that we achieved a remarkable score of 97 out of 100 – an accomplishment that fills us with pride and validates our dedication to food safety and quality.

The Pederson's production team deserves a special shout-out for their exceptional performance during the audit. Their unwavering commitment to excellence in food safety ensures that our customers can enjoy our products with confidence. We could not do what we do at Pederson’s without them and their dedication. 

Why SQF Certification Matters

SQF certification is essential for production facilities like ours because it demonstrates our commitment to food safety and quality. It assures our customers that we adhere to the highest industry standards and have implemented rigorous controls to ensure that our products are safe and of the highest quality.

Furthermore, SQF certification holds us accountable and encourages continuous improvement in our practices. It shows that we are serious about maintaining excellence in every aspect of our production process.

Learn More About Food Safety Certifications

If you're interested in learning more about food safety certifications like SQF and the Global Food Safety Initiative, we encourage you to do some research online. The official websites for the GFSI and SQF are listed below. By understanding the various certifications and the high standards they represent, you can make more informed choices when purchasing food products.

GFSI website: 

SQF website: 

At Pederson's Farms, we are committed to upholding our values of honesty, integrity, and good stewardship in every aspect of our business. Our impressive SQF audit score reflects our dedication to food safety and quality – a commitment that ensures our customers can enjoy our delicious, high-quality meat products with confidence.