Carteret-Based Distributor of Essential Oils and Aromatic Chemicals Reinforces Commitment to Food Safety, Quality Materials Management and Superior Process Control
Berjé Inc., a global leader and distributor of essential oils and aromatic chemicals, is proud to announce it has achieved Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification, earning the highest level of certification possible within the SQF Program, which is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Level 3 is the highest level of certification that can be achieved by the SQF program, and indicates a comprehensive implementation of food safety and quality management systems development. Berjé scored 98% and was rated “Excellent” within this rigorous testing category, which further reinforces Berjé’s commitment to food safety, quality materials management and superior process control.
“Achieving the highest level of certification on our first third-party audit in our new headquarters facility demonstrates Berjé’s commitment to providing our customers with safe, secure, quality products and ensures that we continually meet and exceed the quality standards set in place by the SQF Institute,” said Kim Bleimann, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berjé. “We are very proud of this accomplishment and attribute it to the hard work and dedication of our production team as well as our entire staff who everyday prove their commitment to both Berjé and our customers. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of our processes. Passing this rigorous criteria and obtaining SQF certification validates our corporate approach to quality assurance at every level, for our products, customers and employees.”
Third-party audits for quality and safety are required under The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on several aspects of food safety and steadily aims to increase consumer awareness and attention on safe foods. As a result, suppliers now need proof that robust safety plans and programs are in place at their factories. SQF certification provides validation, and its certification program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative.
“We have fully complied with the guidelines outlined in the FSMA and we’re confident that we already have strong protocols and procedures for safety and quality management in place,” said Frank D’Amico, Berjé’s Regulatory Affairs Director. “We are proud to have achieved the highest rating within this certification from one of the leading industry auditors and share this recognition with our entire staff of dedicated employees.”
For more information on Berjé, please visit www.berjeinc.com.
About Berjé Inc.
Berjé is a global distributor of essential oils and aromatic chemicals. The company has more than 60 years of experience supplying the flavor, fragrance, pharmaceutical and allied trades and is committed to food quality and safety, having earned its Level 3 Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification from the Safe Quality Food Institute (SFQI) with a rating of “Excellent.” The Carteret, N.J.-based company maintains more than 3,000 items in inventory and provides distribution from facilities in New Jersey, Los Angeles and Chicago. The family-owned company’s origin and strength lie in its ability to source materials for customers ranging from major corporations to entrepreneurs. Berjé’s manufacturing capabilities include blending, filtering, decolorizing, custom formulation and fragrance compounding. For more information, visit www.berjeinc.com.