Earlier this summer, the Kent Nutrition Group manufacturing facility at Arcade, New York earned Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification. This is a pretty big deal! This certification reinforces the commitment KNG has to quality animal nutrition our customers can trust – guaranteed. Additionally, quality is one of the key pillars on which the reputation of Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) stands.
The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a rigorous and renowned food safety and quality program recognized by retailers and brand owners world-wide. Accepted by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements – from the farm to the retail store.
“You all worked hard for this and should be very proud of what you have accomplished,” said Dan Frank, KNG Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. “Each and every one of you [at the Arcade plant] has put some sweat equity into this achievement. Take a moment to savor the accomplishment. We are ready for the business!” he concluded.
KNG President, Mike Gauss, echoed Frank’s sentiments, signing off with, “It’s official! Let’s go get those accounts!”
The Arcade plant manufactures KNG branded livestock feed and pet food products, including Blue Seal Dog Biscuits. The certification specifies Arcade is registered for the manufacture of pet food: dry pet food, and baked pet treats.
“This certification is common for pet food facilities,” according to Frank, “but quite an accomplishment for a feed manufacturing facility.”
SQF certification is a globally recognized statement of commitment to produce safe, quality food, giving retailers anywhere in the world even more reason to seek out manufacturers, like KNG, who have earned this certification.
KNG offers products to various retailers (Kent Dealers, Blue Seal Dealers, Blue Seal Company Stores, Fleet Accounts). We know consumers don’t buy food/feed products they don’t trust. When retailers have to pull products to protect their customers and themselves, suppliers like KNG are at risk of losing their customers and their brand image.
Congratulations and thank you to Todd Krotz, Plant Manager; Assistant Plant Manager, Don Smith; and the entire team at Arcade for this hard-earned certification and protecting our quality brand reputation!