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Quality Control & Food Safety

Food Safety and Quality Is Priority #1

AdvancePierre® Foods is committed to delivering safe, quality foods to our customers, and we follow world-class food safety programs every day in our facilities.

Food Safety & Quality Leadership: All AdvancePierre Foods plants have Steering Teams made up of management personnel and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) subject-matter experts responsible for implementing programs. As a result of this commitment, all AdvancePierre Foods plants are SQFI (Safe Quality Food Institute) Level 3 Certified, the highest possible accreditation globally for the production of wholesome, safe and quality foods.

Food Safety Regulatory Compliance: The AdvancePierre Food Safety HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) systems meet or exceed USDA and FDA regulation and are third-party accredited by the International HACCP Alliance and Texas A&M University. Extensive pre-shipment reviews are completed on all products to ensure accuracy and that all critical points have been met.

Food & Plant Sanitation: Each manufacturing facility has prescribed sanitation procedures that meet and/or exceed the sanitation regulations in 9 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 416. The health of employees is addressed in the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and is verified daily by the AdvancePierre Foods Quality Department.

Personnel Training: Each new AdvancePierre Foods employee completes a comprehensive food safety training program that includes — but is not limited to — HACCP food safety, food quality, GMP and Allergen Control. All employees receive yearly refresher training as well as continued education on food safety-related topics.

Process Management & Oversight: AdvancePierre Foods products undergo thousands of food safety-related tests and quality measurements every day to ensure we're delivering safe and quality foods day in and day out.

The following resources provide a comprehensive overview of the food industry's safety and quality assurance standards:

Safe Quality Food Institute

Global Food Safety Initiative

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (FDA)

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (USDA)

Good Manufacturing Practices (FDA)