BI Nutraceuticals Gets Food-Safety Certification

February 25, 2011

The program certifies that a supplier’s food safety and quality-management systems comply with international and domestic food-safety regulations.

BI Nutraceuticals’ Long Beach, CA, headquarters has received Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification from NSF International’s SQF 2000 program (Safe Quality Food). The program certifies that a supplier’s food safety and quality-management systems comply with international and domestic food-safety regulations. The company says it is the only raw-material nutraceuticals supplier to have this certification.

“The globally trusted food safety and quality certification provides an additional level of assurance and commitment to our customers that BI’s ingredients have been produced, processed, prepared, and handled according to the highest-possible quality standards across all levels of the supply chain,” says George Pontiakos, the company’s president and CEO.

The company points out that the new Food Safety Modernization Act requires all dietary supplement raw-material suppliers to perform hazard analysis and have a risk-based food-safety plan.

Pontiakos says the company plans to obtain SQF certification for its other North American facilities as well.