Portland Coffee Roasters, the area’s largest independently owned coffee roasting company, today announced that it has achieved certification under the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Food Safety Code for Manufacturing, a globally trusted food safety and quality program. Portland Coffee Roasters is among the first independent specialty roasters in the United States certified to this level.
Launched in 1994, the SQF Program is recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers worldwide. Benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF family of food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain––from farms all the way to retail stores. Widely considered one of the most rigorous and comprehensive food safety and quality standards in the world, SQF certification provides independent verification that a facility’s food safety and risk mitigation strategies are effective and scientifically sound.