Certification recognizes Aurochemicals’ excellence in processes and product safety
WASHINGTONVILLE, N.Y. (August 11, 2014) – Aurochemicals, a manufacturer of natural aroma chemicals for the flavor and fragrance industry, recently achieved Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certification from the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI). The Level 2 certification is a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety plan that is benchmarked by GFSI. Aurochemicals’ SQF certification is therefore a testament to the processes that the company uses in developing its products and the excellent safety and quality of the completed products. The distinction opens new markets for distribution with companies requiring a higher level of food safety standards.
“We are extremely proud to have the endorsement of the Safe Quality Food Institute through this certification,” said Sagar Lachmansing, vice president of Quality, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Aurochemicals. “Aurochemicals has grown rapidly in recent years thanks in large part to this level of quality and reliability in our processes and products, so it is a great feat for our company to have this type of recognition from a third party organization.”
All companies that wish to become SQF certified must go through a list of steps including registering the company with the SQF assessment database, designating an employee as an SQF practitioner, choosing a level of certification, and eventually passing an audit, performed by a licensed SQF certification body, which includes reviews of documents and an assessment of the company’s facility.
Even the process of going through the audit helps companies to improve their process and systems management, in that it helps to identify and manage potential risks that the applying company faces. Companies that achieve certification have fulfilled the rigorous standards of food safety (Level 2) and quality (Level 3) upheld by the Institute. The certification is held in high regard by food processors, retailers and food service providers across the world.
“Aurochemicals continues to prove that we as a company will do whatever it takes to earn the trust of our customers and to become the best company we can possibly be,” said Deo Persaud, Vice President and CEO. “SQF certification is just another step in the right direction for us as we continue our quest for the utmost in quality, safety and customer service.”
For more information about SQF certification and the standards necessary to become certified by the SQF institute, visit www.sqfi.com.
Aurochemicals, established in 1994, is a manufacturer of natural aroma chemicals for the flavor and fragrance industry worldwide. With a focus on research, development, and quality control it is Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified. The company, which began in Brooklyn, currently occupies a facility in Washingtonville, N.Y., with extensive production and storage capabilities. For more information or a current list of available products visit aurochemicals.com.