Ice Cream Company Awarded SQF Level 3 Certification, Continues Commitment to Food Safety
CINCINNATI, OH (February 1, 2017) – In its quest to continually improve food safety and to safeguard the families it serves, Graeter’s Ice Cream, family owned craft ice cream manufacturer since 1870, proudly announces the achievement of Level 3 SQF 2000 Certification from the SQF Institute – the highest level awarded by the Safe Quality Food Institute. The SQF Program is a leading global food safety and quality certification and management system that is committed to producing the safest, best tasting and most affordable products available. This certification further ensures that Graeter’s Ice Cream will continue to deliver a product that promises excellence in quality and food safety, ultimately speaking to the company’s attention to serving families and ice cream lovers with confidence as a leader in food processing.
“Handcrafting indulgent ice cream is the centerpiece of who we are,” said Richard Graeter, fourth-generation owner and CEO of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “For a small, family-owned company, we have continued to make significant investments, in people, processes and technology, to maintain the safest environment possible.”
In understanding that today’s consumers are more educated about their food than ever before, Graeter’s chose to undergo the rigorous process to become Level 3 SQF 2000 Certified to provide next-level protection in terms of food safety. Additionally, Graeter’s has found that the certification promotes a keen sense of awareness within the company. Companies that adhere to the practices established by the SQF Institute assure customers that their food products have been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest standards.
Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using the small batch, artisanal, French Pot process, dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. Winner of the 2015 Munchie Award for best ice cream in the United States, the Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has more than 50 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.