Graeter’s Ice Cream has achieved Level 2 SQF 2000 Certification from the Safe Quality Food (SQF Institute). The SQF Program is a global food safety and quality certification and management system that is committed to producing the safest, best tasting and most affordable products available. This certification further ensures that Graeter’s Ice Cream will continue to deliver a product that promises excellence in quality and food safety, ultimately speaking to the company’s attention to serving families and ice cream lovers with confidence as a leader in food processing.
“Product quality goes beyond taste,” says Richard Graeter, fourth-generation owner and CEO of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “The same passion that goes into crafting our ice cream 2.5 gallons at a time also drives us to pay special attention to making a safe product.”
In understanding that today’s consumers are more educated about their food than ever before, Graeter’s chose to undergo the rigorous process to become Level 2 SQF 2000 Certified to provide consumers next-level protection in terms of food safety. Additionally, Graeter’s has found that the certification promotes a keen sense of awareness within the company. Companies that adhere to the practices established by the SQF Institute assure customers that their food products have been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest standards.
“We are proud to be one of the few ice cream makers with both an artisanal process and a Level 2 SQF 2000 Certification,” says Graeter. “Food quality and safety have always been top-of-mind for us, as well as something we take great pride in. It not only gives our consumers another level of transparency but also gives us the ability to continue producing the best ice cream that makes Graeter’s so special as we continue to grow.”