Hillside Candy LLC Earns SQF Level 3 Certification

Hillside Candy LLC, a confectionery manufacturer in Hillside, NJ, USA, is pleased to announce that on August 14, 2015 received Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 Certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a globally trusted, recognized and accepted food safety and quality program. SQF 2000 – Level 3 is the most stringent and highest level certification awarded by SQFI.

Compliant with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) requirements, SQF Level 3 Certification’s provides customers and consumers with the peace of mind of knowing the product they are eating comes from a consistently safe, and high quality source all the way through the food supply chain.

Level 3 certification requires a rigorous third party audit process in addition to an extensive review of policies, procedures, and systems. Implementation of a robust food safety control systems, validation of their effectiveness and monitoring them is an ongoing process that must be up kept. The third party auditor confirms the implementation of control procedures related to the certification level achieved as well as the accuracy of related documents.

“Hillside Candy is committed to creating and maintaining the highest food safety standards in the industry,” said Ted Cohen, president of Hillside Candy. He adds, “Food safety is a national priority, especially with the Food Safety Modernization Act being signed into law. Achieving this certification demonstrates that, through our commitment to manufacturing a safe and quality confection, our food safety and quality systems plan is best-in-class. Furthermore this demonstrates exemplary operations, leadership, and employee commitment to achieving such an amazing feat.”

About Hillside Candy, LLC

Hillside Candy, a family-owned business, prides itself in producing premium products, made only from the finest ingredients. Hillside Candy offers three very distinct product lines. Each product brand enjoys widespread distribution throughout the United States and Internationally. GoLightly Sugar Free Candy, in business since 1980 (though the business started many years earlier), Hillside Sweets, a line of sugar-based hard candy, and GoOrganic, an Organic certified and non-GMO Candy and Snacks line. Located in Hillside, New Jersey, Hillside is fully committed to meeting the demands and desires of candy-lovers by producing excellent-tasting products for today’s tastes in candy. For more information on Hillside Candy, visit www.hillsidecandy.com, info@hillsidecandy.com, tel 800.524.1304.

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