Buddy's Kitchen Achieves Certifications as SQF Level II and Ethical Sourcing Supplier

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Buddy's Kitchen has attained Safe Quality Food Level II Certification, awarded by the SQF institute. The SQF program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), part of a landmark agreement among global food retailers and manufacturers on mutual acceptance of international food safety and quality systems.

Buddy's Kitchen, Inc. has attained Safe Quality Food Level II Certification, awarded by the SQF Institute. The Institute also certified Buddy's to its Ethical Sourcing standard.

The Level II Certification ensures that suppliers not only maintain good manufacturing processes (GMPs), but also use science-based methods and statistical quality systems to minimize food safety risks. The Ethical Sourcing certification measures Buddy's commitment to the health, safety and satisfaction of its employees, as well as its limiting impact on the environment.

"The SQF Certifications are consistent with Buddy's commitment to producing safe, quality foods for our customers," said Dave Smith, CEO of Buddy's Kitchen Inc. "Our intention is not just to comply with the standards, but to be among the industry leaders."

The SQF program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), part of a landmark agreement among global food retailers and manufacturers on mutual acceptance of international food safety and quality systems.

Buddy's has also begun work on SQF Level III Certification, which it expects to achieve by mid-2011. While SQF Level II focuses on safe food, Level III adds quality dimensions to operations and processes.

Founded in 1974, Buddy's Kitchen produces frozen food products for retailers, convenience stores, airlines, and food service. Buddy's employs 200 people at its plant in Burnsville, Minnesota.

For further information, contact Dave Smith at 952-894-2540, or go to http://www.buddyskitchen.com.

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