Lentz Milling Company recently achieved a major accomplishment: becoming SQF Level II certified.
What is it?
The Safety Food Quality Program (SQF) is a globally recognized food safety organization known for setting standards and promoting best practices in food safety. Companies that receive SQF certification are industry leaders when it comes to handling your food ingredients safely. By choosing products from an SQF-certified distributor, you can rest assured that the food ingredients delivered to your business are stored and shipped in a safe manner.
What does it consist of?
SQF enforces strict guidelines that only a small percentage companies in the food industry can meet or exceed. Lentz is one of only 275 wholesale food distributors in the US (among an estimated 35,000 distributors) to receive this accolade. Prior to achieving Level II certification, SQF auditors conducted a thorough facility inspection and review of our sanitation practices and documentation process. Lentz scored a 97% score on their assessment, which translates to an “Excellent” rating that only 1% of companies that undergo this process achieve.
Why is it important?
Lentz has always prided itself on its commitment to quality and food safety, and the SQF certification is an external validation of the business practices and standard operating procedures that Lentz has followed internally for many years. Adhering to the food safety best practices is embodied in our tagline “Quality. Commitment. Delivered” as well as our mission of “supplying quality products, adhering to food safety standards, and providing the best customer service experience in the industry.”
Now more than ever, you can trust that Lentz is going the extra mile to help our customers achieve their food safety goals and confidently source food ingredients and products from a safe, reliable business partner.