As part of its certification program, Skyherb started the application process for SQF in April, 2015.
The safety quality food (SQF) Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification. SQF is the only scheme to integrate a quality component as well as food safety.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is an industry-driven initiative providing thought leadership and guidance on food safety management systems necessary for safety along the supply chain. This work is accomplished through collaboration between the world's leading food safety experts from retail, manufacturing and food service companies, as well as international organisations, governments, academia and service providers to the global food industry.
Today’s customers expect more from their retailers and food service providers, who in turn expect more from their suppliers. In response to this, Skyherb applied the SQF certification to provide verifiable proof that robust food safety control systems have been effectively implemented. " Over the past few years, a large amount of investment has been used to meet increasing food safety demands,” said Shao Yundong, the president of Skyherb. Up to now, Skyherb has passed the first audit and expect to receive the second one in early June.