WHEELING, Ill. — E. A. Weber, a worldwide leader in the production of food flavors, has obtained the SQF (Safe Quality Food) Level 3 Certification for their entire production facility located in Wheeling, Illinois. With a score and rating of “Excellent”, Weber becomes one of the only flavor facilities in the world to achieve this level for both food safety and food quality.
Administered by the Safe Quality Food Institute, the SQF certification program is a leading, global food safety and quality certification program and management system designed to meet the needs of buyers and suppliers worldwide. Obtaining this prestigious Level 3 certification requires a rigorous third party audit process in addition to an extensive review of policies, procedures, and systems. SQF Level 3 Certification provides customers and consumers with the peace of mind of knowing the product they are eating comes from a consistently safe, and high quality source.
Peter Cicero, a Certified SQF Consultant with Capjem states, “An organization the size and complexity of Weber can take a significant amount of time to prepare for an SQF Level 3 audit. Weber was ready and certified in a several month time frame. This demonstrates exemplary operations, leadership, and employee commitment to achieving such an amazing feat. The state of Illinois should be proud of Weber’s commitment and the high priority they place on providing a safe quality food product.”
Andy Plennert, CEO and Owner of Weber, says the brand has always stood for safety and high quality.
“Weber has demonstrated the Safe Quality Food passion for years. Our successful attainment of the SQF Level 3 Certification reinforces the quality we have been providing to our customers and consumers around the world since 1902. The SQF Certification is a journey, not a process. We are committed to a Safe Quality Food product and we will strive to continuously improve our products and our operations. The hard work and dedication of all our employees shines through in our extremely safe and high quality finished products.”