ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company – The International Organization for Standardization is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Implementation of these principles helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits. These standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved. Quality Distribution’s ISO requirements and certification is monitored by SARA Registrar.
Safe Quality Food (SQF) Code 7.2 Level 3 Certified Company – The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) is a globally trusted, recognized, and accepted food safety and quality program. SQF is recognized by retailers, foodservice providers, and regulatory agencies around the world and is the only Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized standard that provides a separate, unique approach that incorporates a quality certification component. The SQF Code 7.2 Level 3 is the most stringent and highest level of certification awarded by SQFI, including both a comprehensive food safety program and a quality management system. Quality Distribution’s adherence to the SQF requirements and certification is monitored by the independent certification body of ASI Food Safety Consultants.
GMP – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), are required by 21 CFR 110 and focuses on preventing contamination and minimizing risk. Passing rigorous and unannounced food safety inspections conducted by third parties with “Superior” ratings are commonplace at Quality Distribution. Areas of inspection include record keeping, personnel practices, equipment maintenance, sanitation procedures, pest control, and allergen control. QDI’s facilities are immaculate as a result of established and proven food safety and housekeeping practices.
WMBE (Woman/Minority Business Enterprise) – Certified through the Supplier Clearinghouse for the Utility Supplier Diversity Program. Utilizing a WMBE business gives you significant contract negotiating advantages with the federal government.
DOT Approved – Authorized to engage in interstate/foreign commerce, Common carrier, Contract carrier and Transportation broker.