Veg-Fresh Farms is closing out 2021 on a high note: the company was awarded Supplier of the Year by two major national restaurant chains, and recently received a score of 99 percent after an unannounced, three-day long audit by SQF.
“These accomplishments are a direct by-product of our customer-first mindset. Ensuring that our facility and our staff are always best-in-class in regards to food safety, quality and customer service is of upmost importance, and we are proud to share our virtually perfect SQF score and customer-awarded accolades,” said Mark Widder, general partner of Veg-Fresh Farms.
Left to right: Mark Widder, Bob Wright.
SQF scores are graded on the company’s ability to meet or exceed USDA commodity specifications. Every aspect is observed, from food handling, produce quality, regulatory and legal standards, and detailed inspection of proper protocols for any events that may arise regarding food safety.
“Our 99 percent SQF score validates the years of preparation and hard work we have put forth into our food safety processes,” said Bob Wright, general manager. “Since our facility change in 2014, we have put forth an extensive effort in making quality assurance a part of the Veg-Fresh Farms culture, where any member of our team can talk to our food safety standards with confidence and point to the various levels of accountability we have placed in every aspect of our facility, team and products.”
In addition, Veg-Fresh has also received recognition as “Supplier of the Year” from two major national restaurant chains this past fall. “We are humbly honored to be recognized by two long-standing customers as ‘Supplier of the Year.’ 2021 was an extension of some of the challenges our industry faced in 2020, and we remained focused on delivering above and beyond the scope of service our customers expect. We value these partnerships immensely and we know when we do our best to hold up our end of the supply chain, everyone wins,” said Widder.