Orca Bay Seafoods, Inc. is proud to announce its Certification of Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 code by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In order to attain this certification Orca Bay underwent a rigorous 3 day internal audit by NSF encompassing vendor compliance verification, review of food safety programs such as HACCP, Food Security and Traceability, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOPs), employee hygiene and a site audit. As a result of the successful completion of this audit we received a Level 2 certification which recognizes Orca Bay Seafoods, Inc. as meeting Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) based food safety plans specific to seafood processing in Frozen Fish Steaks, Fillet Portions and Shellfish. SQF 2000 certification is a voluntary program, however at Orca Bay Seafoods we fully understand and appreciate the growing public concern surrounding seafood safety and the security of the food supply chain and are continually expanding and refining our own internal quality assurance programs to further guarantee our customers receive only the safest and highest quality seafood available in marketplace today.
SQF 2000 code is benchmarked according to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
as compliant with the latest internationally approved standards for food safety
and other regulatory requirements. Our certification demonstrates our
commitment to a safe, secure and wholesome seafood supply from the point of
harvest to the final destination of our retail and foodservice customers at the
local, national and international level.
The SQF 2000 code is a part of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and is managed by the SQF Institute. The code was originally developed by experts in quality management, food safety, regulation, food processing, agriculture production systems, food retailing, food distribution and the HACCP Guidelines.
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Orca Bay Seafoods is a leading North American seafood processor and distributor since 1985. Based out of Renton, WA, Orca Bay distributes retail and foodservice seafood products, including their own Orca Bay brand club store and 10oz retail lines. Visit orcabayseafoods.com for more information.
NSF International is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that provides standards development, product certification, auditing, education and risk management for public health and safety.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a non-profit making foundation, created under Belgian law in May 2000. The daily management of GFSI is undertaken by The Consumer Goods Forum. GFSI benchmarks existing food standards against food safety criteria, and also looks to develop mechanisms to exchange information in the supply chain, to raise consumer awareness and to review existing good retail practices.
Food Marketing Institute (FMI) FMI represents food retailers and wholesalers and develops and promotes policies, programs and forums supporting its members, their customers and supplier partners, and other industry stakeholders.
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.