GLASGOW, Kentucky (Feb. 7, 2022) – Bluegrass Ingredients, Inc., a leading R&D-based specialty food ingredients supplier, announced today it has achieved Food Safety and Quality Code certification from the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute. The recognition underpins the company’s continued commitment to producing ingredients following the highest food safety and quality standards.
The announcement follows three consecutive years of earning ‘Excellent’ ratings through the SQF audit at Bluegrass’ Springfield and Glasgow facilities. This year, the locations scored a 99 and 96 out of 100, respectively.
“We are a company driven by our commitment to safety and quality, and we are thrilled to announce our recent certification with the SQF Quality Code,” said Mike Wernigk, Director of Quality at Bluegrass Ingredients. “This certification, coupled with our ‘Excellent’ ratings, is a rewarding validation of the work our team does every day delivering safe, high-quality ingredients that help make good food taste great.”
An independent food safety standard administered by SQF, the Food Safety Code is globally recognized and regarded for its rigor and comprehensiveness. To achieve SQF certification, producers must develop and implement stringent food safety and quality systems that can be applied to every step of the supply chain, from production and handling to processing and distribution.
Bluegrass Ingredients’ certification supports the company’s focus on quality ingredients and continuous innovation. Its Agile Ingredient Innovation™ Model helps brands and flavor houses achieve the rapid food innovation they need to stay ahead of today’s dynamic consumer taste and dietary demands.
About Bluegrass Ingredients
Founded nearly a quarter century ago, Bluegrass has evolved from a boutique dairy ingredients provider into one of the nation’s leading R&D-based specialty ingredients suppliers to the food industry. The company has production facilities located in the heart of bluegrass country in Glasgow, KY and Springfield, KY, and R&D Innovation Centers in Springfield, KY and Bowling Green, KY. Bluegrass serves and supplies some of the world’s biggest brands in niche ingredient sectors like custom dairy blends and specialty powders, fruit/citrus powders, clean label alternatives and more. Through its Agile Ingredient Innovation™ Model, Bluegrass Ingredients utilizes its deep technical expertise to help leading brands rapidly concept, test and produce the custom flavors and formulations they need to stay ahead. To learn more, visit www.bluegrassingredients.com.