Certification recognizes Aurochemicals’ excellence in processes and product safety
WASHINGTONVILLE, N.Y. (April 19, 2017) – For the third straight year, Aurochemicals, the internationally recognized manufacturer of natural aroma ingredients for the flavor and fragrance industry, has received Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certification from the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI).
Aurochemicals received an E — Excellent rating —with a near-perfect score of 99 percent as part of its annual certification two weeks ago. The Level 2 certification is a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) based food safety plan, benchmarked by GFSI.Aurochemicals’ SQF certification is a testament to the system and processes that the company use in developing its products and the excellent safety and quality of the completed products.
“Aurochemicals is known for exceptional quality and food safety, and to receive this high score for the third consecutive year is – testament to our attention to detail for our system, processes and production,” said Sagar Lachmansing, vice president of food safety and quality assurance and Aurochemicals’ SQF practitioner. “We’re honored to be recognized by the Safe Quality Food Institute with consistent exceptional ratings and we appreciate their acknowledgment of our food safety efforts.”
Companies wishing 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.
Additionally, undergoing an audit helps companies to improve their process and food safety management systems because it helps to identify and manage potential risks that the applying company faces.
Companies achieving 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.
“Our third in a series of excellent performances at SQF certification again stands as proof of our team’s dedication to producing the highest quality flavor and fragrance ingredients,” said Aurochemicals’ Vice President and CEO Deo Persaud.
This achievement could only be accomplished by a team of people passionate about their craft. Through continuous improvement initiatives, ongoing training, and exceptional teamwork, Aurochemicals has been able to stay at the top of their class in food safety and processes. And of course, none of this could be possible without a fully committed management team that provides resources, facilitates and supports the group’s efforts and sets advancements, and continual growth as top priorities.
To learn more about SQF certification, 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, product availability, turnaround time and quality control it is Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified. The company, which began in Brooklyn, currently occupies a 29 000 sq. ft. modern facility in Washingtonville, N.Y., with extensive production and storage capabilities. For more information or a current list of available products visit aurochemicals.com.