ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - creative werks is proud to announce the successful completion of its 10th Safe Quality Foods (SQF) audit this March, attaining the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing as well as the Food Quality Code. The audit – on which creative werks once again earned a rating of EXCELLENT - was completed in four days and covered creative werks’ three facilities.
All companies within the food supply chain – whether primary production, packaging manufacturing, or retail – must pass the Food Safety Code, proving Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) requirements are in place as well as a proven system of HACCP principles and guidelines. The Food Safety Code for Manufacturing certification reflects that creative werks meets the food safety standards set out by SQF. An additional certificate, SQF Food Quality Code, reviews a company’s quality standards on a pass/fail basis. creative werks attained the certification after demonstrating the effectiveness of its quality management system, QWerks, as a comprehensive tool that meets the requirements specified by its clients.
creative werks has consistently exceeded standards to stay in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The legislation was the first overhaul of food safety practices since 1938, requiring all business in the food supply chain to be compliant and follow Good Manufacturing Practices. “Remaining an industry leader in food safety is a top priority for creative werks. We will continue to reinforce a strong culture of quality for our clients and the consumer," remarks Steve Schroeder, President of creative werks. "Food safety is a serious responsibility that our entire team embraces."
About creative werks, llc:
Founded in 1999, creative werks designs, manufactures, and co-packs for top 100 food brands. Our mission is to be your ultimate packaging partner, to deliver the highest quality products that wins the hearts of consumers. Committed to practicing business the right way, creative werks runs on 100% alternative energy and achieved a 2020 EcoVadis Gold Rating for its sustainable and ethical business practices.