Bell Announces SQF Recertification at All North American Manufacturing Plants

Bell Flavors and Fragrances is excited to announce that all of Bell’s North American manufacturing plants have successfully completed their 2016 Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 3 recertification audits. These sites all received the top rating of “excellent”. Bell Flavors and Fragrances’ recertification confirms that employees were well trained, retained information, and communicated well during employee interviews, which was a significant component of the audit.

Bell is committed to food safety and quality excellence. Bell’s goal is to have all its flavor operations Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certified. Depending on the country, the site will be GSFI certified through SQF or the Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000).

The list of Bell Flavors and Fragrances sites which are GFSI certified are stated below:

SQF Certification
Northbrook, Illinois, USA
Middletown, New York, USA
Guadalajara, Mexico
Brossard, Quebec, Canada

FSSC22000 Certification
Leipzig, Germany
Shanghai, China

Thomas G. Fortman, Vice President of Manufacturing, comments, “our brand has always stood for safety and high quality products. Bell’s successful attainment of the GFSI certification at all sites reinforces our commitment to the product of safe and high quality products for our customers globally since 1912.”

John Washburn, Director of Quality Systems, states, “For six years straight, Bell Northbrook has achieved certification of SQF 7.2 Level 3, all at the highest rating of “excellent”. We are committed to safe quality food products and we will strive to continuously improve our products and operations. The hard work and dedication of all our employees is evident in this.”