“FoodChek-Tested” Launches in US Marketplace

New Jersey-based Rastelli Foods Group is first to receive FoodChek’s food safety approval.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) February 27, 2014

FoodChek Systems Inc. (“FoodChek”) has approved Rastelli Foods Group Inc. (“Rastelli Foods”) as the first “FoodChek-Tested” processor. With its outstanding commitment and practice of food safety excellence in its everyday operations, Rastelli Foods exceeds government regulatory requirements and meets FoodChek-Tested standards for its ongoing daily food safety testing.

This new FoodChek-Tested program identifies food processors who have embraced robust food safety standards throughout their daily food production, and provides these select processors with a product labeling solution. Recognizing a superior product geared towards heightening consumer awareness, this solution features a QR code on Rastelli Foods’ packaging label. When scanned, this QR code connects consumers to further online food safety information.

The fresh food industry has been plagued with numerous food contamination recalls that can cause serious harm to consumers. FoodChek- Tested identifies those processors whose commitment to food safety testing is more than compliant with current government regulatory standards. FoodChek-Tested is all about embracing FoodChek’s state-of-the-art equipment and processes, due diligence when positive results occur and a willingness to accept regular, unannounced facility audits.

“This is another giant step forward for FoodChek as we continue to challenge the global fresh food industry to improve processes and standards for food safety testing,” said William J. Hogan, President and CEO of FoodChek.

Chip Zerr, Quality Assurance Manager of Rastelli Foods, stated: “Government food safety testing regulations are a minimal standard and enforcement remains an issue...The risk for consumers needs to be reduced. Rastelli Foods has already embraced this culture of highest quality that incorporates the best in food safety. Now with the FoodChek-Tested label, we have a way to promote it to our customers.” Chip Zerr is well known in the industry as a responsible SQF Certified Practitioner, ISO Certified Auditor and is HACCP Certified. Rastelli Foods is a world-class provider of products that set the standard in taste, quality, cleanliness and safety from each of its food processing plants.

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FoodChek specializes in the development and commercialization of proprietary rapid, accurate and cost effective food safety tests. FoodChek’s industry-leading testing system utilizes proprietary Actero Enrichment Media together with its revolutionary MICT magnetic nanotechnology, allowing for the quantitative and qualitative detection of pathogens in food and environmental samples.

For more information on FoodChek products and services, visit http://www.foodcheksystems.com or contact:

FoodChek Systems Inc.
Suite 450, 1414 – 8th Street S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada    
T2R 1J6
Tel (403) 269-9424 Toll Free: (877) 298-0208
wjhogan(at)foodcheksystems(dot)com


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