Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd (CVE:NSP) (OTCMKTS:NSPDF) announced Wednesday that its Prosnack Natural Foods facility has passed one of the most rigorous food safety and quality audits in the industry.
The Safe Quality Food (SQF) program operates within some of the highest standards in the food manufacturing industry and recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative.
Taken annually, the successful audit opens additional business opportunities for Naturally Splendid as many large retailers require that products on their shelves must meet SQF standards, the group pointed out.
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"We are pleased to report we have successfully passed our annual SQF audit at our food manufacturing facility in Pitt Meadows, BC,” the company’s vice president of operations Bryan Carson said in a statement.
“Annual SQF audits include inspections of the complete facility, standard operating procedures (SOPs), as well as safety protocols. Our extensive SOPs have never been more valuable than in the current times we find ourselves operating in.”
The food company’s production team is already trained to operate within strict SOPs and have adapted seamlessly to incorporate additional safety procedures for COVID-19, Carson added.
“Our SQF certification is validation of the integrity and safety of our products and is a significant factor driving business to Prosnack," he said.
The Prosnack facility in British Columbia is a 20,000-square-foot manufacturing centre that produces nutritional bars and bites formulated primarily with plant-based ingredients.
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