Safe Quality Products
Due to challenges in today’s food supply chain, many of the world's largest food retailers are mandating supplier certification to Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) programs.
We are proud to have received a 97% on our most recent SQF Audit
Are you protecting your brand and your customers with safe, quality products?
Whirley-DrinkWorks! is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certified manufacturer of food and beverage packaging products.
Consumers now expect higher standards of safety and quality from their retailers and food service providers, who in turn expect more from their suppliers. Our products are food service ready, so that includes us. Retailers and food service providers are now asking suppliers to provide proof that robust food safety and quality control systems have been implemented.
Safe Quality Foods (SQF) provides organizations with a rigorous system to manage food safety risks and provide safe products. The SQF Code offers a solution for primary producers, manufacturers, distributors and brokers by creating one standard for food safety from farm to fork… or sport bottle.
SQF is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and administered by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). This certification allows food safety and quality systems to be verified and validated throughout the food chain, increasing brand protection, consumer confidence and loyalty.
In 2014, we started down the path of achieving Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Certification. We invested in additional personnel, equipment and adopted new processes with a goal to become fully compliant by 2015. By the fourth quarter of 2015 we completed our goal and received a 90% on our initial SQF audit. Our scores have continuously improved on our annual re-certifications: in 2016 we received a 93%, in 2017 we received a 95% and in 2018 we received a 98% on our first unannounced audit, while moving up to Edition 8 certification. We are committed to continually achieving excellence with this trusted source for global food safety and quality certification.
Regulatory Requirements and Testing Standards
We are in full compliance with all Consumer Product regulatory requirements and industry Testing Standards in both the USA and Canada.
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (HR4040): All products are tested and meet approved Lead and Phthalates content requirements.
Bisphenol A: Our main plastic material is Polypropylene, #5 plastic. We also use plastic #1, #2 and #6 in our products. All of these plastics are BPA free. Our PVC products are Phthalate free, but cannot be guaranteed to be BPA free.
California Proposition 65: All of our products are under the safe harbor limits.
We are fully committed to providing products that meet the highest quality and safety standards.
3rd Party Certified Labs: Used for final and continuance conformance testing in both the United States & China.
In Process Testing: Our US and China Quality Inspectors randomly select samples at the factories while the product is being manufactured.
Certificates of Conformance: We openly share all testing results with our customers.