Encore Seafoods Earns SQF Certification
In January 2017, Encore Seafoods sought and received the international Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 Certification for its manufacturing plant in Sparks, Nevada. The SQF Level 2 designation is an internationally recognized designation signifying that Encore’s food safety and quality management system complies with or exceeds international and domestic food safety regulations. The program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative.
During the SQF certification process, the Encore Seafoods plant, its personnel and all of its practices – from safety plans and operating plans to sanitation and storage – were reviewed and evaluated by professionals from Silliker, Inc., on behalf of the global SQF Institute. SQF certification is a voluntary international program; food manufacturers, buyers and retailers around the globe know that SQF certification marks those who earn it as food safety and quality leaders.
In addition to the SQF Level 2 certification, Encore Seafoods’ plant also received a Grant of Inspection from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in January, 2017. Encore holds a USDA Grant of Inspection as a manufacturer of Red Meat & Poultry Items.