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March 03, 2010 17:28 ET

Franklin Foods Receives Highest Level of Safe Quality Food Certification (SQF)

ENOSBURG FALLS, VT--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) -  Franklin Foods, a leading manufacturer and marketer of cream cheese based products announces it has received the highest level certification by Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF) for its Enosburg Falls, VT facility. The SQF 2000 Level 3 certification is the highest level possible for food safety and quality and is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), whose aim is, "safe food for consumers everywhere."

The  Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF), a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), administers the SQF Program. SQF is a leader in global food safety, quality certification, and management system. The SQF Program provides "independent certification that a supplier's food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulation." This, according to SQF, "enables suppliers to assure their customers that food has been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards, at all levels of the supply chain."

"We are very proud to be acknowledged internationally for our company wide commitment to manufacturing excellence through the SQF program which requires thorough training, regular auditing, and strict protocols. Just as important it will help us build relationships with domestic and international customers and drive our growth plans in 2010," said Rocco Cardinale director of marketing.

About Franklin Foods
Franklin Foods, Inc. is located in Enosburg Falls, Vermont's dairy capital. Franklin Foods began producing cheese in 1899, using fresh milk and cream from nearby farms. Today, Franklin Foods is a manufacturer of innovative branded specialty cream cheese based spreads and dips. Franklin is also the inventor of their patented Yogurt Cream Cheese, which delivers cream cheese taste and performance with natural benefit of reduced fat, sodium, cholesterol and fat. Several years ago, Franklin embarked on a strategic growth plan that includes the rapid development and expansion of products targeted toward the Private Label Cream Cheese category. Franklin Foods is a full line cream cheese supplier and distributes its award-winning products to industrial, institutional, food service, private label, supermarket and club store accounts across the United States and in select international markets. For more information, visit

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