Skidmore Sales has again achieved an SQF Level II Excellent rating after an annual audit.
Jim McCarthy, Skidmore President recently recognized the occasion, “Adhering to the stringent codes that the Safe Quality Food institute (SQFI) has established is something we take very seriously. We are proud of the hard work and dedication that our employees show each day to ensure that we reach this distinction year after year.“
When asked what it takes for Skidmore to continually achieve an excellent rating, Michael Hundley, Skidmore Food Safety Manager, explains “We achieve this year-after-year because it’s part of culture at Skidmore. We speak in terms of meeting the requirements each day and we measure ourselves against the code. Our team understands what it takes. For instance, we embrace Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and complete monthly GMP walk-throughs, where we grade ourselves to ensure we are meeting the requirements of the code. We try to look at it through the eyes of an auditor. We reward our employees based on those scores.”
And it’s working. Michael goes on to explain, “We regularly get compliments on the cleanliness of our facility from our suppliers and customers who visit. They notice the pride our team takes in keeping the facility audit ready!”
Skidmore has been SQF Level II Certified since 2012. Review the SQF Food Safety Code for Storage and Distribution here.