Sandridge Food Earns SQF Level 2 Certification

MEDINA, Ohio, Jan. 29 — Sandridge Food Corporation
announced on December 4, 2009, they have attained certification as a
Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level 2 Food Manufacturer by the
independent certifying body, SAI Global. Sandridge Food Corporation was
awarded an Excellent (E) Rating of 97.83%, the highest level of

The SQF Institute, a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), is
a leading global food safety and quality certification body which
maintains programs and management systems designed to meet the needs of
buyers and suppliers worldwide. It provides independent certification
that a supplier’s food safety and quality management system complies
with international and domestic food safety regulations. This
certification enables suppliers to assure customers that their products
have been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the
highest possible standards.

SQF is designed as a food safety program, but it also covers product
quality, a feature that is unique to a certification program of this
type. Assuring consistent quality and meeting buyer specifications are
important aspects of the buyer-supplier relationship. SQF certification
is supported by an increasing number of U.S. and international retailers
and food service providers who express a preference for suppliers who
implement HACCP-based (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) food
safety and quality management systems.

“For several years, we have had a multi-departmental team approach,
consisting of the highest levels of management, which drives food safety
and quality throughout our organization,” says Mark Sandridge, chief
executive officer at Sandridge Food Corporation. “We provide our
associates with continuing training and education because we recognize
that all of our associates at every level have a major impact on safety,
quality and the ultimate satisfaction for our customers.”

Source: Sandridge Food Corp.