Here at Shank’s, safety is a top priority. We are proud to have a Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level II certification since 2010, ensuring a rigorous, credible food safety management system. This means our products are produced, processed and handled according to the highest safety standards.
Thanks to our holistic, team approach to all aspects of the quality system our clients can be confident that we’re taking all necessary steps to produce the safest, and highest grade product.
Quality Assurance (QA) staff credentials and certifications
PCQI: Training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls to be certified as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual as required by federal regulation
HACCP Alliance: Training in the food safety management system considered the standard throughout the world
LACF: Certifying registration and compliance with the FDA’s Acidified and Low Acid Canned Foods Process Control
Six Sigma Green Belt: Achieving at least three years of full-time, paid work experience in one or more of this level’s areas, analyzing and solving quality problems to eliminate defects
Formal Auditing: Verifying a targeted food safety program with procedures to address, control and mitigate risks connected to general food and packaging safety, related documentation and employee training
Food Fraud: Ensuring that the malicious intentional adulteration of food does not occur by employees and others engaged with the company; this effort is focused on internal food defense of our employees, and also includes the much bigger risk of fraudulent/adulterated foods from our supply chain/suppliers.