The audit process and maintenance of SQF certification at this level is a demonstration to our partners of our commitment to safe, quality animal health products. - Dr. Anita Sinha, Director of Quality Management
Menomonie, Wis. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014
Global animal health company Vets Plus, Inc. has received SQF (Safe Quality Food) Code 7.2 Level 3 certification for manufacture of dietary supplements after a rigorous audit of the manufacturing facilities for food safety and quality management systems in September. This is the highest level of certification standards set by Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) and is recognized by foodservice providers and regulatory agencies around the world that require food safety and quality management systems by their suppliers.
SQFI sets rigorous standards to assure safety and quality of food by manufacturers, distributors, and agents to cover all aspects of the food supply chain. Vets Plus is one of the first animal health supplement companies to pursue the certification at this level in the United States. Level 3 certification indicates comprehensive implementation of quality management and safety procedures.
Dr. Anita Sinha, Director of Quality Management at Vets Plus, expressed pride in the entire team for achieving this premier certification. She said, “We have worked hard to implement the SQF standard protocol throughout our manufacturing processes. To have achieved this certification is a great honor and indicator of the quality of products we are making here.”
The SQF standards are based on government and industry food safety requirements with specialized guidance within specific categories. Qualifying companies must demonstrate their ongoing dedication to food safety and quality, which is validated during an annual recertification audit. SQF is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is trusted by buyers and retailers around the world.
Dr. Sinha said, “The audit process and maintenance of SQF certification at this level is a demonstration to our partners of our commitment to safe, quality animal health products. We chose to pursue this certification because we are dedicated to safe manufacturing processes to ensure the highest quality products.”
About Vets Plus, Inc.
Vets Plus, Inc. (VPI), located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer of health and nutritional supplements for both food and companion animals. With over 20 years of experience, Vets Plus creates custom formulations for contract manufacturing of innovative probiotic, prebiotic, nutritional, and nutraceutical products in a wide variety of feeding forms. Vets Plus is proud of its continued growth into a leader within the animal health industry and ability to manufacture a wide range of products while maintaining ISO-9001:2008, SQF Code 7.2 Level 3, and NASC certifications. Vets Plus is a member of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and American Feed Industry Association (AFIA).