We are excited to announce that Golden Cannoli has renewed its SQF level III Certification in March. The Safe Quality Food standard is renowned by foodservice providers and retailers who require rigorous and dependable food safety management systems. They are the only GFSI recognized standard that incorporates a food quality component in addition to standards for food and employee safety. Level III is the SQFI’s highest standard that can be met, and Golden Cannoli continues to excel in this area every year.
Golden Cannoli has had a long-standing commitment to excellence. Since their fathers started the business in 1970, quality, safety and family values have been at the heart of it all. After achieving Level II certification in 2016, they knew achieving Level III was their next step. In order to attain Level III certification certified SQF auditors assessed the company’s Food Safety Quality Management System (FSQMS), including vendor management, allergen control, food security, crisis management, Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP), and their food quality and control. “As a family business, we’re very aware that our family name is represented by every product that leaves our factory” says Valerie Bono, owner and chief sales and marketing officer. “Achieving this certification ensures that everything that leaves our facility is made to the highest food quality and safety standards.” The Golden Cannoli team worked tirelessly with their in-house SQF Practitioner, Rita Aguilar, to get here. When asked what’s next after this exciting achievement, Rita said, “SQF Systems are all about improvement and opportunities for improvement. We’re looking at production efficiencies and improving customer experience in 2020 and beyond.”