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Wornick Foods Achieves SQF 2000 – Level 3 Certification for Second Consecutive Year

Wornick Foods, a leading manufacturer of convenience foods and customized meal solutions, announced today that, for the second year in a row, the company achieved the SQF 2000 – Level 3 Certification from the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a globally trusted, recognized and accepted food safety and quality program.

Wornick Foods received an excellent ranking, the highest that can be awarded with SQF 2000 – Level 3 certification, the most stringent and highest level certification awarded by SQFI, in its audit in January 2012.

“I am very proud of our safety and compliance leaders and the entire Wornick Foods team for meeting the rigorous standards for comprehensive food safety and quality management systems set by SQFI, for the second year in a row,” said Jon Geisler, president and CEO of Wornick Foods. “Food safety is our top priority. We are constantly working to produce the safest, highest quality food we can by engaging highly skilled chefs, engineers and project managers to design, develop and deliver the best food possible for our clients and consumers.”

SQF 2000 – Level 3 certification goes beyond assuring food safety by incorporating a quality standard, assuring all customers of Wornick Foods that the products they receive are of the highest quality and are produced, handled, prepared, processed and distributed while meeting the strictest food safety standards in the industry.

Wornick Foods’ food safety and quality systems plan is based on employee engagement and leadership by a cross-functional team. For the last three years, Wornick Foods achieved 100% compliance on theDefense Logistics Agency (DLA) audit of its Meal Ready to Eat (MRE) production and assembly facilities.

Wornick Foods has always worked with leading safety organizations in the food service industry such asNSF International, SILLIKER and the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Wornick’s Quality professionals are Certified Managers of Quality/Organizational Excellence and Quality Auditors by the ASQ.

The SQF Program was launched in 1994 and is administered by the SQF Institute, a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). SQF is one of only three certification systems recognized by the Global Food Safe Initiative (GFSI), which links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification.