Draco Natural Products completes SQF certification of its manufacturing facilities

February 4, 2020

Draco Natural Products successfully completed the Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification of its manufacturing facilities, through SGS Systems, Australia division. 

Draco Natural Products successfully completed the Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification of its manufacturing facilities, through SGS Systems, Australia division. Specifically, the level of certification achieved is SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing, edition 8.1, tailored for food manufacturers and distribution networks. A rigorous farm-to-fork safety and quality certification, the SQF program helps food producers assure buyers that their food products meet the highest possible global food safety standards for all segments of the food supply chain, from the farm to the retail stores.

SQF certification utilizes a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) based approach to ensure end products meet all relevant regulations. The SQF comprehensive food safety management system requires yearly auditing, continual updates, and employee training to guarantee ongoing compliance, and improve process management by helping to identify and manage ongoing risk while provide proof of due diligence. SQF is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative.

According to Draco, its all-natural botanical extracts are produced in safe, clean facilities that are certified ISO9001, organic (USDA NOP and EU EEC834 standards), kosher, halal, and now SQF superseding FSSC22000 under GFSI. Its facilities are also compliant with U.S. FDA Food GMP 21CFR117, dietary supplement GMP 21CFR111, and HACCP plan. Custom formulation, precision fermentation and supercritical CO2 extraction are available, and all finished extracts undergo rigorous analytical testing to ensure quality, safety, and purity, says Draco.