Safe Quality Foods
In 2009, DFA implemented the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) initiative in all of its plants in the United States. Developed and executed by the Safe Quality Food Institute, the program certifies that a supplier’s food is created, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards throughout the supply chain.
Plants that undergo the SQF certification process have documented proof that food safety protocols are in place within their facilities. SQF audits include an evaluation of a plant’s facilities, checking for potential food safety issues, and the plant’s policies and procedures, all the way down to employee compliance.