NuZee, Inc. (OTCQB: NUZE) (d/b/a/ Coffee Blenders®), a good-for-you company focused on building beverage brands that offer functional and nutritional benefits, today announced that its production facility in Vista, California has been awarded Level 2 Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI).
SQF Certification is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world who require a rigorous, credible food safety management system. NuZee successfully completed a stringent food safety auditing process that verified that the Company’s products are produced, processed and handled according to the highest standards.
“The receipt of SQF Certification is a milestone development in NuZee’s ongoing efforts to expand our co-packing business for regional and global brands, many of which require SQF Certification as a pre-condition for a relationship,” said Masa Higashida, NuZee’s Chief Executive Officer. “This certification will allow us to advance ongoing conversations with potential clients, establish new sales channels, and support the introduction of new products.”
NuZee recently completed the expansion of its Vista production facility to accommodate the anticipated growth of its Drip Cup line of functional gourmet coffee. These enhancements are expected to more than double annual single serve pour-over Drip Cup production, improve reliability, and lower costs. The Company also announced a joint agreement with Japan’s Fuso Industries Co Ltd and NASA Corporation that granted NuZee the exclusive North America rights to utilize NASA’s proprietary machinery brand FUSO in the manufacturing of Drip Cup coffee products.
“The quality and safety of our products is paramount, and SQF Certification both reflects and strengthens NuZee’s commitment to these high standards,” said Travis Gorney, President and COO.
About NuZee and Coffee Blenders
NuZee, Inc. (d/b/a Coffee Blenders®) is the pioneer in functional coffee, offering gourmet specialty grade coffee in convenient single serve cups using only natural ingredients with clinically supported nutraceuticals. Coffee Blenders also manufactures and sells in the United States its Drip Cup line of single serve, pour-over functional coffees, including Lean Cup® (for weight loss), Think Cup® (for cognitive performance), Relax Cup® (for stress reduction), Active Cup® (for a pre-workout boost of energy), Nude Cup® (100% Arabica coffee with no function), and Matcha Cup tea, ready-to-drink (RTD) gourmet, functional, cold brew coffee, and a Whole Bean coffee line. For more information on Coffee Blenders, please visit: http://www.coffeeblenders.com.
SOURCE Coffee Blenders