Certification marks Aurochemicals’ excellence in processes and product safety
WASHINGTONVILLE, N.Y. (June 26, 2019) — For the fifth straight year, Aurochemicals, the internationally recognized manufacturer of natural aroma ingredients for the flavor and fragrance industry, received a Safe Quality Food (SQF) E – Excellent rating, with a near perfect score of 99 percent, from the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI).
The annual re-certification is the fifth consecutive year Aurochemicals has received the E – Excellent rating and the fourth consecutive year they received a score of 99 percent. The SQF Food Safety Code for manufacturing certification is a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) based food safety plan, benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Aurochemicals’ SQF certification is a testament to the system and processes that the company uses in developing and manufacturing its products and the excellent safety and quality of the completed products.
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, interviews with staff and an assessment of the company’s facility.
Additionally, undergoing an audit helps companies to improve their process and food safety management systems as it helps to identify and manage potential risks that the applying company faces. Companies achieving certification have fulfilled the rigorous standards of food safety (formerly Level 2) and quality (formerly Level 3) upheld by the Institute. The certification is held in high regard by food processors, retailers and food service providers across the world.
“Receiving this certification for a fifth consecutive year stands as proof of our team’s dedication to producing the highest quality of flavor and fragrance ingredients,” said Deo Persaud, Aurochemicals CEO. “It is our goal to always provide our customers with outstanding quality and service, and receiving this certification helps to continue that mission here at Aurochemicals.”
“The consistent high level of achievement by Aurochemicals is not only an indication of the exceptional commitment and involvement by the Company’s leadership, but also a reflection of understanding and following of the SQF rules, applying continuous improvement programs and training, as well as persistent teamwork and synergy across all departments, said Sagar Lachmansing, Aurochemicals Vice President of Food Safety & Quality Assurance.
Just last year, Aurochemicals announced the completion of a new state-of-the-art lab, which doubled in size and offers new technology for research and development. Aurochemicals is also nearing completion of a new 25,000-square-foot building at its headquarters, which will be utilized for product storage and manufacturing. The new building is expected to be completed next month.
Aurochemicals, established in 1994, is a leading 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, recently completed a building expansion and occupies a 32,000 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 www.aurochemicals.com.