Bell Achieves SQF’s Top Rating For Ninth Straight Year

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is proud to announce the completion of their 2019 SQF audit, resulting in Northbrook’s highest ever score of 99. For the ninth year in a row, Bell Northbrook has achieved SQF’s top rating of ‘Excellent’.

“The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that is recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers world-wide. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF family of food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain – from the farm all the way to the retail stores.” SQF Institute

Preparation for the audit has been a yearlong project requiring effort from various Bell departments. Onboarding new software for food safety, quality and compliance assurance, has required many changes and relearning of everyday tasks. Having this in place greatly streamlined the audit process.

The auditor made many positive comments, about the facility’s clean and orderly appearance. He and Bell’s SQF Practitioners were particularly impressed, that among the many personnel interviewed, responses were knowledgeable and consistent person-to-person.

The auditor believed that Bell recognizes and fully embraces a culture of Food Safety & Quality.