PetDine’s recently expanded petfood manufacturing facility has received an Excellent Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification, scoring 97 out of 100. The facility, measuring 210,000 square feet, reflects the company’s commitment to producing the safest and highest quality of petfood, supplements and treats to customers.
The expansion of PetDine’s Harvard facility was announced in October of last year, to better meet the demands of the growing pet products industry. It was designed to increase hourly production output by 30 percent with a focus on sustainability as it is powered by solar energy.
Earning a SQF certification has now become the benchmark for food processors, retailers and food service providers globally. PetDine’s Harvard facility has been SQF-certified since 2019. Plant Manager Victor Martinez Rodriguez and his team’s participation in the rigorous SQF certification process included registering the company with the SQF practitioner, choosing a level of certification and passing an audit performed by a licensed SQF certification body.
The SQF Edition 9 audit process identified and mitigated potential risks and hazards that can come from petfood and treat manufacturing and was led by PetDine’s Quality Assurance Manager and SQF Practitioner Carlie Gabrys alongside Jennifer Zazula, PetDine’s Food Safety Coordinator.
“We stress safety and quality so our clients have one less thing to worry about and can focus on bringing industry-leading products to pet owners worldwide,” explains Preston Munsch, PetDine CEO. “The SQF certification process opens PetDine’s doors to third-party inspection and critique. Earning such a high rating is proof of our team’s dedication to producing the highest quality pet products on behalf of our clients.”
According to Jorge Martinez Carrillo President of ADM Pet Solutions, the certification is held in “such esteem.”
“Earning an Excellent rating is no small feat, and we are proud of the PetDine team for obtaining this important designation toward becoming a world-class facility,” he concludes.
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